Personal Finance Resources

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Weiss Financial Ratings

Independent and unbiased financial strength ratings for banks and credit unions, stocks and mutual funds, and all types of insurance companies including HMOs; customized Medicare Supplemental Insurance (MediGap) buyer's guide that includes plan features, pricing, and regional availability. Financial planning tips are also available. *

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360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

Find information and tools to help understand personal finances through every stage of life.

America Saves

Encourages Americans to save money and build personal wealth. 

Answers About Bank Accounts

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency answers questions about checking, savings and other bank account questions.

Building Wealth

Learn how to develop a personal plan for building wealth, from setting financial goals and budgeting to managing debt and understanding credit.

Consumer Affairs - VA Loans Guide

Learn about VA mortgage lenders that are on the VA-approved lender list. This means the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved them to originate and fund loans backed by the VA office. Compare the VA loan application process, VA loan rates, maximum debt-to-income ratio accepted, refinancing options, services offered and assistance programs.

FDIC Consumer Protection

Financial literacy resources to educate and protect consumers.

Financial Calculators

Financial calculators for mortgages, car loans, student loans and more.

Financial Empowerment Centers - City of Houston

The Financial Empowerment Centers (FECs) provide one-to-one, professional financial counseling to Houstonians at no cost to residents. An initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities and with support from the national nonprofit organization, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund and Regions Bank.

FINRA Foundation

FINRA Investor Education provides underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life.

HUD.Gov Avoiding Foreclosure

Information on government programs to assist homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure and otherwise struggling with their monthly mortgage payments. is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

Retirement Living

Buyer's guides, advice and tips for all things senior living.

Smart About Money

National Endowment for Financial Education, a non-profit organization offers resources on improving financial well-being.

Texas Department of Safety Identity Theft Information Guide

Tips and information to prevent identity theft and steps to take if you have been a victim.

Texas Tuition Promise Fund

Prepay for college tuition at today's prices.

University HQ

Unbiased source of independent news and comprehensive information about universities and vocational training and certification programs, entrance requirements, ACT and SAT test registration and prep, financial aid and scholarships, career paths, and other topics for individuals wishing to pursue higher education or move up the career ladder.

Women's Resource of Houston

The Women's Resource of Greater Houston builds financial literacy by teaching free personal finance classes. Their goal is to expand opportunities for women, girls, and families to become independent, productive, and financially stable.