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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly. It protects consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and takes action against companies that break the law. It also arms people with the information, steps, and tools that they need to make smart financial decisions.

Investopedia was founded in 1999 with the mission of simplifying financial decisions and information to give readers the confidence to manage every aspect of their financial life.

The Personal Finance page provides consumers with smart strategies for banking, budgeting, loans and credit, renting or buying, retirement, insurance, taxes, and more.

Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization that offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation and life skills.

This website is a product of the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC), which is made up of more than 20 Federal entities that are coordinating and collaborating to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services for all Americans.

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission's vision is of sustained financial well-being for all individuals and families in the U.S. In furtherance of this vision, the Commission sets strategic direction for policy, education, practice, research, and coordination so that all Americans make informed financial decisions.

U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. They publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of their readers and users for nearly 90 years.

FINRA is here to guide you through the investment process so you can make smart financial decisions.They offer tips to help you manage your personal finances and set sound financial goals—and we explain in plain language key investing concepts, different types of investments and investment professionals, and questions to ask. They also provide tools and calculators to help you make informed financial decisions—and they show you the steps to safeguard those investments and where to turn if a problem occurs.

FINRA is a government-authorized not-for-profit organization that oversees U.S. broker-dealers. Working under the supervision of the Securities and Exchange Commission, they: 1) Write and enforce rules governing the ethical activities of all registered broker-dealer firms and registered brokers in the U.S. 2) Examine firms for compliance with those rules; 3) Foster market transparency; and 4) Educate investors.

Investopedia was founded in 1999 with the mission of simplifying financial decisions and information to give readers the confidence to manage every aspect of their financial life. is your online resource to help you make sound investment decisions and avoid fraud. The website is maintained by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Investor Education.

The website of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) includes a wealth of information on financial issues related to retirement. The information is divided into three broad sections: Social Security Resource Center, Planning for Retirement, and Saving and Investing.

The website of the well known publisher of business and personal finance periodicals has numerous up to date articles on a variety of topics related to retirement including annuities, estate planning, asset allocation, medicare, and long term care.

RetireGuide is a health and wealth website dedicated to providing accurate information and research on a variety of retirement topics. They do this through a stringent editorial process that involves fact-checking, attribution to reputable sources, insight from financial experts, and original reporting from a team of experienced journalists.

The website of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a webpage devoted to providing authoritative information about retirement planning, employer retirement plans, and investing.

The website of the U.S. Social Security Administration includes online tools and resources to help you better navigate the agency's benefits program.
Saving for College

This site, created and maintained by New York Times contributors, has information about how to save money to pay for college. The site includes links to a variety of personal finance articles that have appeared in the New York Times.

The CollegeCounts 529 Fund is a qualified tuition program under Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code that is offered by the State of Alabama. CollegeCounts makes it easy for parents, grandparents, family and friends to invest in the next generation. The program is simple, offers significant tax advantages, requires no minimum contribution and allows for easy to set up automatic contributions.

The site has tips and tools that can guide readers through financial aid, student loans, free money, government aid, 529 plans and financial planning.
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