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. *
Find information and tools to help understand personal finances through every stage of life.
Encourages Americans to save money and build personal wealth.
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency answers questions about checking, savings and other bank account questions.
Learn how to develop a personal plan for building wealth, from setting financial goals and budgeting to managing debt and understanding credit.
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.
Financial literacy resources to educate and protect consumers.
Financial calculators for mortgages, car loans, student loans and more.
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 Investor Education provides underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life.
Information on government programs to assist homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure and otherwise struggling with their monthly mortgage payments.
MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
Buyer's guides, advice and tips for all things senior living.
National Endowment for Financial Education, a non-profit organization offers resources on improving financial well-being.
Tips and information to prevent identity theft and steps to take if you have been a victim.
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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.
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.