In an effort to assist Ole Miss students and parents become better informed on all aspects of personal finance, our office has compiled a list of financial literacy and personal finance websites we feel to be beneficial.
Student LoanDown Blog
In this weekly blog, the Wells Fargo student loan team will give you the lowdown on all things student loan: applying for them, selecting them, repaying them. We’ll guide you through the financial aid process and share our own experiences—both as former students and as Wells Fargo team members. We’ll talk about the resources you need to prepare and pay for school. We’ll also cover budgeting and debt management strategies because, let’s face it, college keeps getting more expensive.
The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) has developed the cashcourse.org web site specifically to help college-age students on campuses across the country. This turnkey program allows universities to provide college students with the resources necessary to cultivate positive money management habits that will last a lifetime. Money management skills and access to personal financial planning resources are necessary for college students to build a healthy financial future.
360 Financial Literacy
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) maintains this financial literacy website for personal information, education, and communication pertaining to the various stages of an individual’s life to help the individual make the most appropriate financial decisions.
Bank Rate publishes original and objective personal finance stories to help consumers make informed financial decisions. Our staff of award winning reporters and editors provides expert advice on just about every major financial decision facing our readers: from purchasing their first home, to selecting a new car, to saving for retirement. Bankrate’s unparalled combination of comprehensive rate information and original financial content is what makes us unique and such a valuable resource to our audience.
Annual Credit Report
AnnualCreditReport.com is a centralized service for consumers to request free annual credit reports. It was created by the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. AnnualCreditReport.com provides consumers with the secure means to request and obtain a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies in accordance with the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act).
This Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft. On this site, consumers can learn how to avoid identity theft – and learn what to do if their identity is stolen.
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Debt Management Websites
While obtaining a degree from Ole Miss is a wise decision to help students achieve their career goals, it is also extremely important for students to make wise decisions regarding the management of any student loan debt or other forms of debt both while in school and upon graduation. In an effort to assist students in their own debt management efforts, our office has provided the following list of debt management websites that we feel to be beneficial.
- Review Your Federal Student Loan History
- Federal and Private Student Loan Consolidation Information
- Department of Education Guide to Defaulted Student Loans
- BankRate Guide to Managing Debt
- SmartMoney Debt Management Guide
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