Other Financial Literacy Resources

Avoid ID Theft

The FTC sponsors this site to provide information to consumers on ways to protect their identity as well as the steps to take if they are victims of identity theft. Read More

National Credit Reporting Agencies

The three major credit reporting agencies collect credit information about individuals and use that information to provide credit scores and reports to individuals and creditors.

Iowa Treasurer of State

The Iowa Treasurer of State provides Iowans with important information about personal finance through various programs including:

  • ABCs of Credit Card Finance - this program is geared towards high school juniors and seniors as well as college freshman and is designed to teach those students how to wisely choose and responsibly use a credit card. Read More
  • Financial Football - The Iowa Treasurer's Office, Visa and the NFL teamed up to help teach financial concepts through this fast-paced, interactive game that engages students while teaching them money management skills. Read More

Annual Credit Report

This central site allows consumers to request a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Read More

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

As the nation's largest financial counseling organization, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) Member Agency Network includes over 800 community-based offices located in all 50 states to provide credit counseling, housing counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and financial education. Read More

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants developed this website to provide financial information for people at various stages in life. Read More

Feed the Pig

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Advertising Council developed this website to encourage and help Americans age 25 to 34 take control of their personal finances. Read More

The Occupational Handbook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides this easy-to-search database of over a thousand occupations with information on the training and education needed, earning potential, working conditions and information on the job market in each state. Read More

U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education offers resources for successful budgeting aimed at student loan borrowers. However these resources are useful for anyone looking to learn more about budgeting or interested in creating a household budget during college or after.


Tip:  Beware of sites that ask for personal information, such as Social Security number and bank account information.

Printed from the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website on March 19, 2018 at 12:17am.