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John Esch Library | Lakeland University | W3718 South Drive | Plymouth, WI 53073 | (920) 565-1038 ext. 2420
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From the U.S. government, this site is dedicated to making all Americans knowledgeable about personal finance. You will find sections on balancing your checkbook, buying a home, weathering a life changing event, and planning for higher education and training. Also includes activities for children and teacher resources.
"Your path to government benefits." (From site.) Search by category, state or agency. Includes a section on popular benefits in Wisconsin such as FoodShare Wisconsin and Wisconsin BadgerCare (SCHIP).
"Your source for locating the loans you need." This site connects you to loans from these U.S. departments: Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Affairs, and Small Business Administration.
Institute for Financial Literacy
Use the "Resources" tab to access important websites, debt collection and credit bureau information, a glossary of terms, budgeting calculators and interactive worksheets.
Money & Credit (Federal Trade Commission)
Covers shopping and saving, buying and owning a car, credit and loans, dealing with debt, and resolving consumer problems.
Get the basics on Social Security, private pension benefits, and saving for retirement.
Shopping and Consumer Issues (USA.gov)
"Learn how to be a safe consumer, what to do when a purchase or service goes wrong, and more."
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
"Provides services to educate, inform, and protect Wisconsin consumers." (From website.)
Contents includes: landlord/enant guide, factsheets, consumer alerts, product safety information, no call list and directions for filing a consumer complaint.
Consumer Information: Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Learn more about the Wisconsin insurance market, email a question, file a complaint, and look up an agency or a company
"Never Overpay for Healthcare again." (From website.) Provides information on cost and quality in healthcare facilities to help people make informed decisions and save money.