My College Money Plan (MCMP)

Learn how to plan effectively for your current and future financial well-being, while enhancing your money management skills with the My College Money Plan online resources. The link below will get you to the My College Money Plan website so you can choose the financial literacy topic that is most relevant to your needs and interests. To receive participation points you must join the WSU-Student Support Services class by entering the Class Code provided by your SSS adviser.

***NOTE: If you created a My College Money Plan student account prior to student email conversion to Outlook, you might experience difficulty logging into your account. Please contact LSTC Coordinator, Nelson Ross for assistance at 316-978-3715.

My College Money Plan (MCMP) Website

My College Money Plan (MCMP) Quizzes

In order to receive credit for completing a financial literacy activity you must complete the on-line module and the corresponding quizzes for each. The links below are quizzes corresponding to the various MCMP modules that are offered. Quizzes should be submitted electronically to the LSTC Coordinator at nelson.ross@wichita.edu to document completion.

Online Resources for Financial Education

Build a customized list of financial resources for your library with these websites, videos, and courses from federal government agencies, national nonprofit organizations, and state and local resources.

Credit

AnnualCreditReport.com

Website from Equifax, Experian, TransUnion
This is the only source to get free credit reports authorized by federal law. This law requires each of the three largest consumer credit reporting agencies to give you a free copy of your credit report every 12 months.

Investing

CFTC SmartCheck
Website from Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Run by the U.S. CFTC, SmartCheck connects investors to tools to check the registration, license, and disciplinary history of certain financial professionals.

FINRA Professional Designations Database
Website from FINRA
Decode the letters that sometimes follow a financial professional’s name. You can also see whether the issuing organization requires continuing education, takes complaints or has a way for you to confirm who holds the credential.

FINRA Broker Check
Website from Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Search for broker dealers to confirm they are properly registered and check their disciplinary histories.

SaveAndInvest.org
Website from FINRA Investor Education Foundation
Unbiased financial tools and information for investors, with special information for military families and help for investors to avoid investment fraud.

Investor.gov
Website from Securities and Exchange Commission
A site to help investors at all experience levels understand how to invest wisely and avoid fraud.

Housing

MakingHomeAffordable.gov
Website from Department of Treasury, HUD
The Making Home Affordable Program (MHA) ® is a critical part of the Obama Administration’s broad strategy to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, stabilize the country’s housing market, and improve the nation’s economy.

Find a Housing Counselor
Website from CFPB
This online tool uses information from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to find HUD-certified housing counselors near you. HUD counselors can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.

Kids

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
Website from American Society for Certified Public Accountants
Target audience: Young adults

Financial Entertainment
Website from Doorways to Dreams (D2D) Fund
Target audiences: High school and college students and younger adults

For Me, For You, For Later
Website from Sesame Street
Target audiences: Young children and parents

Money as You Grow
Website from CFPB
A resource for parents and caregivers that identifies key stages of childhood financial development and provides essential and age-appropriate money lessons that kids need to know.

NEFE High School Financial Planning Program
Course from National Endowment for Financial Education
A turnkey financial literacy program offered in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) through participating Land-Grant University Cooperative Extension Services (CES) and the Credit Union National Association, Inc. (CUNA).

Elementary School Economics
Course from Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Personal finance and economic lessons are paired with popular children’s books. Librarians can read the book to the children and follow the reading with discussions about money decisions, saving, spending, choices, needs and wants and much more. Includes lesson plans and handouts.

Service Members

Military OneSource
Website from Department of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy, and USA.gov
This site helps military members and their families get their finances in order and plan for a healthy financial future.

Retirement

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
Website from American Society for Certified Public Accountants
This site focuses on financial education as a lifelong endeavor—from children learning about the value of money to adults reaching a secure retirement.

Ballpark E$timate, Choose to Save
Website from Employee Benefit Research Institute’s Education and Research Fund
The Ballpark E$timate is an easy-to-use worksheet that helps you approximate how much you need to save to fund a comfortable retirement.

Social Security Retirement Estimator
Website from Social Security Administration
The Retirement Estimator gives benefits estimates based on your actual Social Security earnings record.

Student Loans

Paying for College
Website from CFPB
Tools and information can help you make better informed decisions.

Federal Student Aid
Website from Department of Education
Get information about preparing for college, types of federal aid, how to apply for aid using the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA); and your loan repayment options.

Federal Student Aid – Financial Aid Toolkit
Website from Department of Education
The Financial Aid Toolkit provides federal student aid information and outreach tools for counselors, college access professionals, nonprofit mentors, and others.

General Financial Topics

USA.gov
Website from General Services Administration
The official web portal of the U.S. government. USA.gov contains timely and valuable government information and resources on a variety of topics including consumer protection, small business, benefits, health insurance, taxes and more.

MyCreditUnion.gov
Website from National Credit Union Administration
The National Credit Union Administration’s consumer protection website MyCreditUnion.gov, and its financial literacy microsite, Pocket Cents, offer a variety of educational information, resources, and articles designed to help individuals make smarter financial decisions.

Consumer.gov
Website from Federal Trade Commission
Includes easy-to-read and understand resources for basic money management, credit, scams, and ID theft.

Ask CFPB
Website from CFPB
Provides answers to common money questions.

Better Money Habits
Website from Bank of America in Partnership with Khan Academy
Provides a variety of financial education topics, from basic money management to credit and debt management, to long-term savings and more.

Income Tax Withholding Calculator
Internal Revenue Service
Are you withholding to much or too little from your paycheck? Did you get married, divorced or have a child? Use this calculator to determine whether or not you need to file a new W-4.

Money Smart for Older Americans
Course from CFPB, FDIC
An instructor-led training developed jointly by FDIC and CFPB, this module provides awareness among older adults and their caregivers about how to prevent elder financial exploitation and to encourage advance planning and informed financial decision-making.