There are many good online resources that can help individuals learn better ways to manage their money.
Every effort is made to provide links to free independent resources and not direct individuals to for-profit companies.
MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k), the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you maximize your financial decisions. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 Federal agencies and Bureaus designed to help you make smart financial choices. www.mymoney.gov
National Consumer Law Center
The National Consumer Law Center is America’s consumer law expert, helping consumers, their advocates, and public policy makers use powerful consumer laws to build financial security and assure marketplace justice for vulnerable individuals and families. Find key reports about the negative impacts of Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs) here.
FDIC and Money Smart
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recognizes the importance of financial education, particularly for people with little or no banking experience. Money Smart is a training program to help adults outside the financial mainstream enhance their money skills and create positive banking relationships. The Money Smart curriculum helps individuals build financial knowledge, develop financial confidence, and use banking services effectively. The Money Smart program may be used by financial institutions and other organizations interested in sponsoring financial education workshops.
Links to Apps that Help You Manage Debt
Good article explaining which apps are good and maybe not so good.
Leveraging Technology to Manage Your Debt
Internal Revenue Service
This site provides tools, forms, and answers to questions about filing federal income tax returns.
Get specific tips to help you with YOUR tax situation.
IRS Tax Tips
Kansas Department of Revenue
This site answers questions about Kansas State Taxes and makes all forms available going back several years.
Missouri Department of Revenue
This site answers questions about Missouri State Taxes and makes all forms available going back several years.
Center For Responsible Lending
The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) is working to ensure a fair, inclusive financial marketplace that creates opportunities for all responsible borrowers, regardless of their income, because too many hard-working people are deceived by dishonest and harmful lending practices.
PEW Report on Payday Lending in America