Updated: August 2017

Managing Money Project

Managing-Money.org, a Consumer Action network site, promotes wise personal finance practices and informed consumer choices. Here, consumers and community-based organizations can access information and free materials on subject areas including:

  • Budgeting and managing household finances
  • Saving for emergencies (job loss, disability, etc.) and goals (home purchase, education, retirement, etc.)
  • Establishing and improving credit
  • Understanding financial products and services (payment cards, bank accounts, loans, insurance, etc.)
  • Avoiding, managing and reducing debt
  • Preparing for homeownership, buying a home and avoiding foreclosure
  • Recognizing and avoiding scams and fraud

In addition to the creation and maintenance of the Managing Money website, the project entails:

  • Creating coalitions of key stakeholders to coordinate and promote the use of existing financial literacy programs
  • Holding forums in which community and consumer groups can network with financial services industry associations and corporations to air problems and concerns and to create partnerships
  • Training Consumer Action’s network of nearly 7,000 community-based organizations nationwide
  • Partnering with corporations and non-profit consumer advocacy and community-based organizations to create and distribute free materials and conduct outreach and training activities
  • Bringing together stakeholders to further develop and coordinate existing financial literacy programs
  • Increasing awareness of success stories, best practices and key incentives for delivering financial literacy programs
  • Ensuring the availability of in-language materials and outreach in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and/or other languages

Funding for the Managing Money Project

Our efforts are funded through court awards and foundation grants.  

 

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