What is Financial Literacy at Alamo Colleges?
The Alamo Colleges want YOU to be in charge of your finances! Our Financial Literacy program, Managing My Money, is meant to promote and support responsible and healthy financial behaviors and decisions.
Through the free, online financial literacy resource called CashCourse, a series of workshops and events, and this website, our goal is to help you make smarter choices with your money.
We encourage all individuals interested in building or enhancing real-life-ready financial skills to create a free account with CashCourse. CashCourse is a free, online financial literacy resource that provides courses and other tools on a variety of financial topics, including budgeting, credit scores, credit cards, big expenses, saving, and identity theft just to name a few.
Click the Logo below to be directed to CashCourse.
Below you will find a list of sites that can be quite useful in learning how to manage your finances.
Finance News and Information
Kiplinger - Offers personal finance news and business forecasting as well as advice on investing, retirement, taxes, saving, real estate, cars, college and insurance.
MyMoney.gov - The U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
Bankrate.com - Provides tools that help compare credit cards, look at college financing options, track interest rates, identify the best investment and savings vehicles, rate and rank insurance companies, and much more.
NASFAA - current news
Credit History Information
Experian, Equifax, TransUnion - The 3 major credit bureaus that check/report credit scores.
Mint - Free online budgeting tool that provides necessary tools for people to meet their financial goals regarding savings, checking, investment, mortgage, and automobile loans.
BudgetTracker, Inc - A complete online money management tool designed to keep track of all your transactions and bank accounts from your computer, mobile phone, or iPad.
IonTuition - portal for anyone with a student loan to help them stay aware of current loan status and provide financial planning tools.
Have Questions? Email us at DST-ManageMoney@alamo.edu.