Other Resources

SUNYST SUNY Smart Track, Empowered Financial  Planning. Your journey to a bright financial future starts right  here. From budgeting to credit cards to banking, credit  history and insurance, you'll learn what you need to know as  you head down the road to smarter money  management. Take 30 seconds to create your account and  then you'll be able to take full advantage of all this site has  to offer.
PMS Practical Money Skills, Financial Literacy for Everyone. Powered by Visa, Practical Money Skills has a goal to help consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to develop the Practical Money Skills program. Consumers, educators, parents, students and policymakers can access free educational resources, including personal finance articles, games and lesson plans.

 

Budget

YNAB logo YNAB, You Need A Budget. Award-winning budget interface helps you get off the financial roller coaster. Break account balances into meaningful categories, save for longer-term goals, and quickly determine if that impulse purchase will affect your finances adversely now and down the road. Free for college students with proof of enrollment. Mobile apps available for Android and iOS.
Mint Logo Mint, Get a handle on your finances the free and fast way. Does all the work of organizing and categorizing your spending for you. See where every dime goes and make money decisions you feel good about. Mobile apps available for Android and iOS.
Quicken Logo Quicken, Personal Finance and Money Management Software. Quicken personal finance software will get you organized — and put you in control of your household budget. All in just minutes! Mobile apps available for Android and iOS.
Mvelopes logo Mvelopes, The only budgeting software you will ever need. This revolutionary, award-winning system applies innovative financial software technology to the traditional envelope method of budgeting to help you manage your finances, while living within your income – and most of it’s done automatically! Mobile apps available for Android and iOS.
Spendee Logo Spendee, see where your money goes. An app for managing your personal finances on the go. It gives you the power of unique data analysis in an adaptable environment that automatically and thoroughly analyzes your income and expenses, giving you intelligent advice on how to make the most of your money. The app is designed with a sleek simple layout and built with a precise user interface that is both enjoyable and comfortable to use. Available on iOS and Android.

 

Credit

ACR Logo AnnualCreditReport.com, the only source for your free credit reports. Authorized by Federal Law. Get a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company.
MyFico Logo MyFico, See how 90% of lenders see you. myFICO is the consumer division of FICO. Since its introduction 20 years ago, the FICO® Score has become a global standard for measuring credit risk in the banking, mortgage, credit card, auto and retail industries. 
Credit Karma Logo Credit Karma, Gives you the tools you need for better credit health. Credit Karma gives you access to all of your financial information — bank accounts, credit cards, bills, mortgages, loans, and, of course, your credit scores — all in one location, all under one account, all for FREE.
Credit Sesame logo Credit Sesame, take control of your credit and make smarter financial decisions. Whether you want to protect your financial standing, find the best home loan, or keep tabs on your credit and debt, Credit Sesame makes it easy to access your financial picture. It’s the only tool you’ll ever need to get unbiased recommendations and make smart money decisions.

 

ID Theft

FTC logo Federal Trade CommisionConsumer information. Get information on the different types of identity theft, what to do if you are a victim and ways to avoid becoming a victim.
fbi FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Stay up to date with the FBI Cyber Crime unit with information on how to protect yourself, things to look out for and how to report ID theft.

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