Personal Money Management
Personal money management skills include budgeting, wise use of credit, managing debt, banking, and planning for the future. Learning to manage money well can increase your financial power by making your money work harder for you. Below are suggested sources of information to help you make smart decisions about your money.
Connecticut Money Conference for Women
The Office of the Treasurer and the YWCA Hartford Region host a free statewide annual conference on money management, investment strategies, and financial and retirement planning for women of all ages, economic backgrounds, and levels of financial knowledge. The conference features a comprehensive personal finance overview with a renowned financial expert, workshops, and a vendor exposition.
MoneyWi$e Personal Education Brochures
The Treasurer's Office offers brochures and training materials (available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean) on a variety of personal finance topics including: Saving and Wealth Building, Credit Establishment and Repair, Banking, Managing Money, Bankruptcy, ID Theft and Youth Financial Topics. The brochures are developed by Consumer Action, a national non-profit advocacy and education organization committed to financial literacy and consumer protection. Visit www.consumer-action.org
or call Lydia Neals, at (860) 702-3259, Office of the State Treasurer.
Money Smart is a free, comprehensive financial education curriculum developed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to help individuals develop financial skills and positive banking relationships. The computer based program is designed for adults and has ten training modules in several languages: Our Money Matters, Pay Yourself First, Borrowing Basics, Check it Out, Bank on It, Keep it Safe, To Your Credit, Charge It Right, Loan to Own, Your Own Home. For information visit: (David - www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart
Sponsored by The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) to help you calculate your spending and learn how to save and stick to a budget. Visit: www.spendster.org
The U.S. Government's website dedicated to consumer financial education with information from twenty federal agencies that make up the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission. Call the toll-free hotline at 1-888-MyMoney or visit www.MyMoney.gov