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Financial Planning for Military and Veterans
Watch this presentation for "Accomplishing Your Financial Mission".
Click on the picture to download your free copy of Accomplishing Your Financial Mission. Information about the financial planning process, credit and debt management and the Thrift Savings Plan is provided in this publication. There are also sample planning forms you can begin using to assess your financial strategy.
Financial Tips for Families of Activated Military Personnel
Credit Scores & Security Clearances
Thrift Savings Plan
Personal Financial Index®
Basic financial knowledge is the key requirement necessary to successfully navigate today's financial world. Basic financial knowledge places you in a better position to understand and manage your finances and achieve financial goals.
The Foundation for Financial Planning is pleased to provide you the opportunity to check your Personal Financial Index® (PFITM). PFI is a comprehensive financial benchmark for individuals and families. Click on the logo to for a “no strings attached” check on your proficiency in managing your personal finances.
Navigating Your Financial Waters
Shows you systematic steps for managing and planning your finances. This is a simple and concise tool designed for individuals to assess their financial strategy. Click here for your free copy.
A free Web site designed to help educators, parents and students practice better money management for life. Americans think that financial basics are as important as the three R's traditionally taught in school. In fact, according to a Visa survey, 77 percent of parents believe personal money management is a subject "very important" to their children's lives as adults -- second only to writing at 89 percent. And since many consumers today graduated without even basic knowledge of money management, like how to create and stick to a budget, many learn money skills through the school of trial and error.
To help today's youths and consumers of all ages become financially savvy, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators and financial institutions to launch a national program to improve the nation's financial skills -- Practical Money Skills for Life.
In addition to providing online tools and resources via www.practicalmoneyskills.com, Visa has created freeclassroom material that educators can use to teach personal finance. Available online or in a binder format, the classroom curriculum is free.
A Financial Fire Drill
Not everyone needs a financial planner, but everyone needs a financial plan. Financial planning is about setting goals and using your financial resources to reach those goals, so it’s for anyone and everyone who has or wants goals for their life.When we talk about goals in financial planning, most of the time we’re talking about retirement, or buying a house, or paying for your children’s education. So where does surviving a recession fit in?
So how well prepared are you? To find out, run a financial fire drill. Just like a regular fire drill can tell you what to do to escape from a fire, a financial fire drill can tell you how well you might cope with a financial crisis like losing your job.
Click here to download your FREE Financial Fire Drill kit.
Foundation-finplan.Whatsmyscore.org is a free Web site designed to give you "everything need to know about your credit”. The site is packed with information and tips about managing and controlling your credit as well as resources designed to help you. Information is also available for educators, parents and students. www.protectyouridnow.org
The site also has a FICO Score Estimator that will show your credit score within a range – provided of course you answered the question honestly and there is no negative information in your credit report you may not know about.
To obtain a free estimate of your FICO Score, click here and answer the just 10 quick questions for your FICO Score estimate.
Click on the logo to sign up and begin your private and personal self-assessment.
Publications from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling
Keys to Homeownership, 2nd Edition
Keys to Homeownership will help to take the confusion and uncertainty out of the home buying process, providing a step-by-step guide from deciding whether homeownership is right for you, to successfully handling your mortgage obligation.
Better Fortunes: Control Your Money. Control Your Life.
Better Fortunes is intended to help you change your approach to personal money matters and provide you with the tools and the knowledge to build a new financial life based on sound financial principles.
Live a Richer Life - A Roadmap to Personal Financial Health Following Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy has either completely or partially discharged your debts. Live a Richer Life was written with the bankruptcy filer in mind but the principles and practices discussed in this book are valid for any person who is interested in long-term financial health.
NEED CREDIT COUNSELING?
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) promotes the national agenda for financially responsible behavior and builds capacity for its members to deliver the highest quality financial education and counseling services. Call 1-800-388-2227 to speak to a counselor near you. Para ayuda en Español Ilama al 1-800-682-9832. Click here to find a credit counselor in your area.
A FinancialProgram Everyone Can Afford!
Financial literacy is the key element in developing the skills necessary to achieve financial freedom. Money Smart is the FDIC's financial education curriculum designed to help individuals learn the basics of personal finance. The goal is to help equip individuals so that they can begin building assets and securing the future for themselves and their families. Click on the link below to participate in a self-paced version of Money Smart and begin taking control of your financial future.
Go to Money Smart
Identity theft is commonly one of the fastest growing crimes in America. It is defined as someone using another person's name and identifying information to steal an identity. When the crime is discovered, the crooks move on, leaving their victims to deal with the fraudulent debts. Click here to learn more about protecting your identity.
Ask a Financial Planner a Question?
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