Friday, 18 Jan 2013
Millions of Americans made New Year’s Resolutions to put together a smart plan for their financial future. “Where do I even begin?” and “How do I get my head above water with so much college debt?” are typical questions young people ask themselves when committing to putting their finances in order. The good news is there is a light at the end of the tunnel. An innovative, self-help tool has launched just in time to get your finances ready for the new year!
MyMoneyCheckUp™ is a completely FREE online tool available on the NFCC website, www.DebtAdvice.org, or at www.MyMoneyCheckUp.org, and is designed to provide an assessment of a consumer’s overall financial health and behavior in four designated areas of personal finance including:
- Budgeting and credit management;
- Saving and investing;
- Planning for retirement; and
- Managing home equity.
This new tool was created to align with the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Education Core Competencies, and is an example of a successful collaboration between community-based nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and the public and private sectors.
The Only Comprehensive Web-based Financial Self-Assessment Tool Available
- Provides individual evaluations for each financial management track: Budgeting, Borrowing, Saving, Housing, and Retirement.
- Allows for easy online access and availability. The tool can be utilized by the same user multiple times to evaluate the long-term effectiveness of the counseling and education provided.
The NFCC invites you to test MyMoneyCheckUp for yourself!