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Additional Resources

For more information on effective money management and financial fitness, consider the books and web sites listed below.

Helpful Books

Pay It Down
by Jean Sherman Chatzky

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke
by Suze Orman

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealth
by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. and William D. Danko

How To Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt and Live Prosperously
by Jerrold Mundis

Credit Card Debt: Reduce Your Financial Burden in Three Easy Steps
by Alexander Daskaloff

Slash Your Debt – Save Money and Secure Your Future/
by Gerri Detweiler, Marc Eisenson, and Nancy Castleman

9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying
by Suze Orman

Helpful Websites

Mapping Your Money

This site provides 12 steps to financial fitness and tips for creating budgets and establishing savings. It also features a savings calculator and test to help you gauge your current financial situation.

This is the home site for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a national non-profit network of 1,450 member agencies designed to provide assistance to people dealing with stressful financial situations. The site provides links and information for financial counseling, debt planner tools, and other helpful websites.

This U.S. government website is dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. This site provides tips, tools and resources organized by where you are in life (“Life Events”), who you are (“My Resources”) and by specific hands-on tools (“Tools”).

Visit the Consumer Protection section of this site for resources provided by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) to educate consumers, revitalize communities and promote compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act and fair lending laws.