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Suggested Websites and Resources

Jean Chatzky – Making Money Make Sense
Jean Chatzky is one of the foremost authorities on personal finance that I have discovered.  Her experience includes working on Wall Street, and working for leading publications like Forbes, Smart Money, Money Magazine, and serving as financial editor of NBC’s Today Show.  For over two decades she has worked with real people and their real money.  She is the author of The 10 Commandments of Financial HappinessMake Money, Not Excuses, and The Difference.  Her basic philosophy, which I wholeheartedly subscribe to is, “If you want to own your life, you have to own your money. That means earning a decent living, spending less than you make, investing the money you don’t spend and protecting everything that you’ve built. It means you teach your kids these concepts – even when, as I know from personal experience, they don’t want to hear it.”  You will really get a great financial education by visiting Jean’s website listed below.


Better Money Habits
Through a partnership between Bank of America and Khan Academy, a leader in online learning, Better Money Habits has tapped into a different way to help people learn about money. It’s about laying out the facts so that people can decide what makes sense for their personal situation. It’s about covering topics people want to learn about, using terms and examples they can understand. It’s about connecting information to people’s goals and situations – so information is easily accessible when and where people need it.


The Simple Dollar
Trent Hamm started The Simple Dollar in 2006 after going through a complete financial meltdown. Trent decided to throw himself head first into fixing his financial situation and getting out of debt. Within eight months, he was able to pay off all of his credit card debt as well as his vehicle, and he also established an emergency fund. After that, he decided to share with the world what he learned and help those who were struggling with the same situation.

The Simple Dollar gets around one million visitors per month and is respected as one of the best personal finance sites on the Internet. It is ranked as a top-ten personal finance blog on Kiplinger, has a top-20 ranking on Technorati for all business/finance blogs, and is listed as a top website to help manage your finances by the Chicago Tribune. The Simple Dollar has been featured in some of the world’s largest publications, such as Inc.ForbesThe Guardian, and MSN Money.


BudgetWise Financial Solutions, LLC

BudgetWise Financial Solutions LLC is a premier financial education and consultancy firm that teaches people to manage money wisely through engaging, educational, and empowering workshops, seminars and individual consultations.  BudgetWise Financial Solutions LLC  specializes in personal money management.


Bobby Finance
Bobby Finance is a financial literacy blog for young professionals and beginning entrepreneurs managed by founder, Meinna Gwet. The site explains in simple terms how finance and the global economy operate and how they impact your everyday life. The aim is to empower you with the ability to understand how money works, how it’s made, how it’s managed and how it either gets in your pockets or out of it. Bobby Finance is the platform where you can get smart and simple answers to the most complex financial issues. The blog provides you with tools to make informed and effective decisions about your money, your business, your career and your role in the global economy.


Money Management International
Through various financial education services, Money Management International (MMI) provides people with budgeting techniques and principles required to successfully manage money and use credit wisely.  Their educational programs extend beyond immediate credit problems to help people improve their knowledge of personal finances. MMI is dedicated to helping people maintain the skills they need for long-term financial success.


On March 10, 2014, the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans had its inagural meeting.  The Council will advise the President and the Secretary of the Treasury on how to promote financial capability among young Americans and encourage building the financial capability of young people at an early stage in schools, families, communities, and the workplace and through use of technology.


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