The Buck Stops Here
Posted by: Barbara Bibel
With the world economy in disarray and people working hard just to get by, a website with helpful information about personal finance is welcome. MyMoney.gov at http://www.mymoney.gov/ brings together information from over twenty federal websites. It is organized by "Life Events" (birth/adoption of a child, going to college, natural disasters, etc), "My Resources" (for youth, retirees, teachers, etc.), and tools (checklists, calculators, and budgeting worksheets). It includes information about credit cards, financial scams and fraud, employee benefits, and the new overdraft rules for debit and ATM cards. It also has information about financial education providers. Buying a home, starting a business, getting laid off, or losing a family member all have financial consequences. This site provides information to help one cope. It also has resources for teaching children and teens how to manage money and information about "financial readiness" for members of the military. This is a great place to start for basic information on money management.