What does financial literacy mean to the average college student? Does it mean budgeting, saving, or does it mean credit? It actually means making wise choices about all three. Stuck in an endless cycle of expensive pay day or short term loans? …
Financial Literacy Resource Center
The Idaho Financial Literacy Coalition provides resources you need to build a strong personal finance future.
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Life in today’s financial world can be difficult without a good credit history. Understanding how credit scores and credit reports work is essential to establishing, maintaining or rebuilding your credit. Watch this video to find out what a good credit score is.
Most people with serious money problems do not intend to be in debt, they just end up there. In every case, the way to fix your money problems is not just to eliminate what you owe, but to also address the issues that put you in debt in the first place.
Buying a Home
It is the American Dream to buy a home. It can be a terrifying and exhausting process but also be one of the most satisfying and significant purchases you ever make. It is important that you have full confidence in choosing a home and mortgage that you can afford.
Giving your kids a good foundation and teaching them about money matters is critical for their personal development. Showing children the basics such as how to budget, spend and save will establish good money habits for life.
It’s easy for adults to occasionally fall behind on paying attention to their finances. For answers on financial topics from budgeting to savings, from financial literacy to fraud protection and retirement, resources are available on this adult resources page.