Online Tools & Resources

  • Syracuse University Office of Financial Literacy — Highlights basic financial concepts that make up the pillars of personal finance. Knowledge of these concepts, coupled with discipline over time, will help you make today’s money decisions and plan for a strong financial future.
  • TIAA — Want help creating a budget? Calculating your needs for retirement? Saving for your children’s education? TIAA’s online tools can help you answer many important financial questions.
  • MySmartMoney —  United Way has comprehensive financial planning resources to help you through every stage of life.
  • Banking Basics — Find answers and solutions to all of your bank account questions.
  • Federal Trade Commission Budget [PDF] — The FTC’s free budgeting worksheet to help you plan for monthly expenses.
  • IRS Retirement Plans — Explore retirement plan options on this thorough website.
  • Investopedia — Savings vs. Money Market accounts.
  • My FICO —  Online credit resource.
  • Practical Money Skills — Financial calculators for managing your money.
  • Savings Calculator — Use this tool to find out how much you can end up with by saving and investing your money over a given time period.
  • Saving and Investing — A roadmap to your financial security through saving and investing (can be downloaded in English and Spanish).
  • Social Security Benefits Planner — Offers several planners to help you understand your Social Security benefits as you plan for your financial future.