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a product of the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, to coordinate and collaborate to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services for all Americans. It is organized around the My Money Five principles: spend, earn, save and invest, protect, and borrow.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – regulates the offering and provision of consumer financial products or services under the federal consumer financial laws and educates and empowers consumers to make better informed financial decisions. – a non-profit service with financial coaching is available at absolutely no charge.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) – the largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial counseling organization in the U.S.

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Online access to Consumer Reports magazine is now available.  Back issues available from January 1991 to present day.

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Reference USA helps users of all kinds search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more.

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U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Thinking about buying a home? Check out the HUD resource guide for answers to your questions.

Home Buying Resources from the American Bar Association

Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County – Affordable housing for low-income families.

Burlington Housing Authority – safe, affordable housing for families, seniors and disabled individuals in Burlington, North Carolina. Utilizing federally-funded housing programs, in conjunction with non-profit social programs, BHA offers support services and life skills training to prepare residents to transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing.

North Carolina Housing Finance Agency – a self-supporting public agency that finances affordable housing opportunities for North Carolinians whose needs are not met by the market. Avoid foreclosure information, home repair assistance information, and more.


AARP Retirement Resources – for those age 50 and older.

Morningstar Investment Research Center – Includes research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and hundreds of ETFs.

Books on retirement and retirement planning

Investing – from the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy. An online resource to help you make sound investment decisions and avoid fraud.

Morningstar Investment Research Center – Includes research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and hundreds of ETFs.