Financial Planning Information and Resources:

Benefits Checkup
National Council on Aging's free online service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for elders.

Federal Student Aid
Free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.

Financial Resources
Stressful economic times. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here to help and offers local financial resources.

How to Budget Strategies
Strategies that can help you plan a realistic budget and put you in control of your spending. In addition, links to personal financial education topics.

Investing Education and Information
Securities and Exchange Commission information for investors.

Kids.gov
Government website for children to learn about money.

Making Home Affordable
An official program of the Departments of the Treasury & Housing and Urban Development with information to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.

Massachusetts Financial Resources
MassResources.org is a free information web site that is run by a small non-profit organization, Community Resources Information, Inc.

Medicaid Eligibility
Medicaid is health insurance that helps many people who can't afford medical care to pay for some or all of their medical bills.  This website provides information regarding Medicaid eligilbility.

Money Smart
On-line financial education program for adults and teens, sponsored by the FDIC.

MyMoney.gov
User-friendly government website with financial information, free tools, calculators and worksheets for everything from budgeting to saving.

National Councilon Economic Education (NCEE)
The National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) is a nationwide network that leads in promoting economic literacy with students and their teachers. NCEE's mission is to help students develop the real-life skills they need to succeed: to be able to think and choose responsibly as consumers, savers, investors, citizens, members of the workforce, and effective participants in a global economy

SBA.gov 
U.S. Small Business Administration website with resources to help start a small business.

Social Security Information for Women
Information about Social Security benefits that woman should know as brides, new mothers, divorced spouses, caregivers, or widows.

Wise Up: Financial Planning for Generation X & Y Women
Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor website providing resources to help young women make sound finacial decisions.

Women Business Centers
Woman-Owned Businesses
U.S. Small Business Association websites with resources to help woman start small businesses.

Online Brochures and Publications:

Banking Basics: You Can Bank On It
Behavioral Patterns and Pitfalls of Investors
Good Credit: Build It and Keep It
Identity Theft: Protecting Your Identity
Life Changes Require Health Choices, Know Your Benefit Options
Money Management for Teens
Saving To Build Wealth: Make Money Work for You
Senior Scams: Just Say No
Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Planning
What You Should Know About Your Retirement Plan
Women and Retirement Savings
Work Changes Require Health Choices, Protect Your Rights