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Financial Literacy Now: New York


Campaign for Financial Literacy

Online Financial Resources

Banking and Credit
College Savings Plans
Common Stock: Education
Common Stock: Exchanges
Common Stock: Prices
General Literacy and Education Sites                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Income_Taxes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Insurance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Identity Theft
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General Literacy and Education Sites

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) gives consumers the information they need to understand the terms of their agreements with financial companies. The CFPB was formed to protect consumers.   Among other things, the CFPB enforces federal consumer financial protection laws, restricts unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices, and promotes financial education.
    Lesson Plans, publications, activities grades k thru 12 on topics such as personal finance, banking, money and economics
    Basic Classes in Banking, Savings and Credit concepts
    Everything you need to understand about your finances and did not know who to ask
    A portal to all of the best finance and investing sites, searchable by topic of interest. Index of latest papers is visible on left hand column
    Dictionary of all investment and financial terms. A great place to start
    Military Financial Education, information on a wide variety of topics
    including credit management and duty station changes.
    Project and Save and Invest 55+  reduce the incidence of investment fraud
    among investors 55+
    Information about returning to work and disability benefits.
    FDIC Money Smart (English) Online financial education
    FDIC Money Smart (Spanish) Online financial education
    Contains links to a variety of agencies and tools intenden to a Consumers navigate an increasingly complicated banking landscape.
    Office of Financial Empowerment: Budgets, banking, loans and taxes! This site will show you ways to Get , Manage , Save , and Protect your money , provide important information about Debt and Credit , and help you Find a Class or Counselor .
    A credible resource for basic financial education to help people better understand and manage their personal finances.
    The U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are buying a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401(k), the resources on can help you maximize your financial decisions. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 Federal agencies and Bureaus designed to help you make smart financial choices.

Banking and Credit

Income Taxes


  • Car Insurance in New York (    This Web site explains the liability insurance requirements for New York state residents.
  • Medicare Web Site (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services):  This is the official U.S. government Medicare Web site and includes links for information and online search tools.
  • Medicaid Web Site:  This Web site describes features of Medicaid, eligibility requirements, and how to sign up for benefits. 
  • Medicaid in New York State (New York State Department of Health):  This Web site is a one-stop resource for questions about the Medicaid program administered by New York State. 
  • (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services):  This Web site provides information on a wide variety of health finance issues including insurance and health care laws. 
  • New York State Health Insurance Programs:  This is a one-stop source of information about New York health insurance programs such as Child Health Plus (a health insurance program for income-eligible children) and the Age 29 Dependent Coverage Extension. 
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:    The official HHS Department Web site includes information about its programs, current events, and health topics. 
  • Long Term Care (LTC) Information (Department of Health and Human Services):  This Web site discusses types of long-term care services, how much they cost, and how to plan ahead for LTC needs. 
  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners:  This Web site discusses insurance topics from the perspective of the unique needs and concerns of military families. 
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):    This is the VA Department home page and includes information about a variety of programs for military veterans.
  • Glossary of Insurance Terms (A.M. Best):   This Web site provides an easily searchable comprehensive glossary of insurance terms.
  • Best’s Credit Ratings (A.M. Best Company):   This Web site provides information about how A.M. Best rates the financial strength of insurance companies.




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