Personal Finance Resources: Websites

American Consumer News

American Consumer News is an online magazine which provides a steady stream of tricks, trips and ideas to help get you closer to financial freedom. Topics such as investing, real estate, frugality, saving money, debt reduction and more are covered.

This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

GreenPath Debt Solutions

GreenPath Debt Solutions is a non-profit organization that has been helping consumers since 1961. GreenPath is dedicated to helping people resolve financial problems and promoting the wise use of credit through counseling and education.

Kiplinger's Basics of Money

Kiplinger's Basics of Money covers a wide range of money related topics from career information for establishing a budget, purchasing insurance, how to invest and pick an advisor, buying and selling a home and much more.

Lighthouse of Oakland County

Lighthouse of Oakland County, Inc. (LOC) has been providing services to low-income families in Oakland County since 1972. What began as an effort to provide food and clothing from the back door of a local church has grown into a family of agencies providing a full range of services designed to move people from crisis and instability to self-sufficiency and independence.

Michigan Bankruptcy Law helps explain the federal bankruptcy process and the common surrounding issues as they pertain to Michigan residents.

Motley Fool

The Motley Fool provides financial solutions for investors of every kind. Products and services -- whether free or fee-based, online or offline -- are designed to help people take control of their financial lives.

Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency

Users can search for jobs in biotechnology pharmaceutical and the health care industry.

Share Network Michigan

Share Network Michigan lists over 100 Services ranging from Adult Employment and Training Services to Youth Services.

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)

Homeowners often approach their local governments when they are facing a hardship, including housing and foreclosure related problems. SEMCOG's Help for Homeowners page provides relevant information on counseling, foreclosure timelines, housing assistance, and more.

United Way 2-1-1

United Way 2-1-1 is a multi-lingual, comprehensive information and referral service available 24/7/365. In addition to providing you with mortgage assistance and delinquency resources, the United Way 2-1-1 database contains more than 20,000 programs and services such as after school programs, senior care services, medical and prescription assistance, credit counseling and mortgage foreclosure assistance, and housing and utility resources.

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