Resources

Below are some online resources that offer personal opinions and views regarding financial matters. Please note: These sites are not affiliated with Worcester Polytechnic Institute. WPI assumes no responsibility for the content found on these sites.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy 

360 Degrees of Financial literacy is a national volunteer effort of the nation’s Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances and develop money management skills. It focuses on financial education as a lifelong endeavor—from children learning about the value of money to adults reaching a secure retirement. Learn more...

American Consumer Credit Counseling

American Consumer Credit Counseling is a nonprofit credit counseling agency that helps consumers take control of their financial lives through credit counseling, debt consolidation and financial education. Since 1991 we have been improving lives and providing solutions to people in need of financial help. Learn more...

American Student Assistance

American Student Assistance is a private nonprofit whose public purpose mission is to empower students and alumni to successfully manage and repay their college loan debt by providing student loan education, and enabling the development of financial competencies through the use of innovative web-based tools and trusted, neutral advice – all free of charge to students and alumni.  Learn more...

Bankrate

Bankrate.com provides free rate information to consumers on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees. Bankrate continually surveys approximately 4,800 financial institutions in all 50 states in order to provide clear, objective, and unbiased rates to consumers. Learn more...

Calculated Risk

A full time blogger, Mr. McBride (aka Calculated Risk) retired as a senior executive from a small public company in the '90s. Mr. McBride holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine, and has a background in management, finance and economics. Learn more...

CashCourse

A guide for students to making informed financial choices. Get prepared for whatever life has in store: Register for a free account and take charge of your money. Learn more...

Feed the Pig

A new component of the 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy effort, Feed the Pig aims to educate Americans about how financial issues affect their lives. Learn more...

Get Rich Slowly

Founder J.D. Roth talks about his personal experience with money and what he did to get himself out of debt. Updated daily, his blog includes commentary pertaining to financial book reviews, personal stories of financial success and tips on living a frugal life. Learn more...

Help Save My Dollar

Scott Gamm is the Founder of HelpSaveMyDollars.com, a personal finance website with the goal of helping teens, college students and adults save more money and learn about money. Gamm’s mission is to promote financial literacy among young people. Learn more...

LifeTuner

Sponsored by the AARP, LifeTuner is a non-profit organization that helps individuals understand their personal finances. LifeTuner works with two groups, the American Institute of Certified public accountants and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. Learn more...

Mighty Bargain Hunter

From the Mighty Bargain Hunter “about” section: My training is outside of the financial world but I enjoy talking about saving money, finding deals, living frugally, making money, and investing, in addition to talking about current events in the financial world, online and offline. I’ve published articles at this domain name since 2004 and have been blogging since May, 2005. Learn more...

Money Smart

A financial literacy program that was developed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in conjunction with select partners, Money Smart is designed for students and adults with little or no banking experience. The program consists of 10 online training modules covering important financial topics such as the basics of banking, successful borrowing, and credit cards. Learn more...

Motley Fool

Founded in 1993 in Alexandria, Va., by brothers David and Tom Gardner, The Motley Fool is a multimedia financial-services company dedicated to building the world's greatest investment community. Reaching millions of people each month through its website, books, newspaper column, television appearances, and subscription newsletter services, the Motley Fool champion’s shareholder values and advocates tirelessly for the individual investor. Learn more...

Peridot Capitalist

Chad Brand is the founder and president of Peridot Capital Management LLC, a registered investment advisory firm specializing in customized personal finance and investment management services for individuals. Chad’s blog, peridotcapitalist, has been named one of the top investment blogs by the likes of Forbes.com, Capital Magazine and 24/7 Wall Street since he began blogging in 2004.  Learn more...

Seeking Alpha (Read. Decide. Invest)

From the Seeking Alpha “About” section: Seeking Alpha is the premier website for actionable stock market opinion and analysis, and vibrant, intelligent finance discussion. We handpick articles from the world's top market blogs, money managers, financial experts and investment newsletters - publishing approximately 250 articles daily. Seeking Alpha gives a voice to over 3000 contributors, providing access to the nation's most savvy and inquisitive investors. Our site is the only free, online source for over 1,500 public companies' quarterly earnings call transcripts, including the S&P 500. Learn more...

Spendster

Spendster is a program developed by the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE)®, an independent, nonprofit foundation committed to educating Americans on a broad range of financial topics and empowering them to make positive and sound decisions to reach their financial goals. Learn more...

SmartMoney

SmartMoney is the Wall Street Journal's Magaizine of Personal Business. Regular topics include ideas for saving, investing, spending as well as coverage of technology, automotive and lifestyle topics. Learn more...

 
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