Savings

Resources

Money Management
The Beehive - Easy to read tips on everything from banks to health care
MyMoney - Check out "Life Events" for your rights in circumstances such as births, disability, death, foreclosure, or retirement.
Consumer Action - A wide range of publications in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and other languages
Mint and Buxfer - Free online Budgeting Software
Motley Fool - Investing and retirement basics
Banking on our Future - online course for grades 4-12
For me, For You, for Later -  Elmo Sesame Street videos - also available in Spanish
Keep Your Balance- a shopper's guide to better banking

Money Smart- Financial education training

Credit & Consumer Rights
Consumer Credit Counseling - Many useful articles, free credit counseling
Annual Credit Report - You can access your free credit report once a year
Prevent Identity Theft - Tips on how to protect yourself and what to do if you are a victim
You Are Here - where kids learn to be smarter consumers
MyFico - What is in your credit score, what is not

Free Tax Help
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - call 1-800-906-9887 for the site nearest you during tax season.
Tax-Aid Has 21 free tax sites in the Bay Area
Beehive - Free online tax assistance and tax tips

College & Higher Education
FAFSA - Application required for federal financial aid. Beware of sites charging you to file the FAFSA.
The College Board - How to plan, find the right college, apply and pay.
Mapping Your Future - Explore careers, research student loans and more.
FastWeb - Largest search engine of scholarships

Homeownership
Making Home Affordable - If you are having trouble making mortgage payments, start here.
Keys to my Home - Tools to calculate the costs and know if you are ready for homeownership.
California Housing Finance Agency - Quiz to see if you can qualify for first-time homebuyer programs.
Freddie Mac - Buying & Owning a Home - Prepare for homeownership & research mortgages.
U.S. Department of Housing - Housing counseling in CA

General/Local
San Mateo County services and events
Santa Clara County Immigrant and ESL services

Have a resource to suggest? Email savings@opportunityfund.org