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public policy issues affecting women and girls in our state.
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Saving & Investing


360 Degrees of Financial Liberty

A free program of the nation’s certified public accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life


It’s time to start living your financial best, LearnVest can help with tools, content, and personalized support.

Practical Money Skills for Life

Get information and tips on personal finance based on life events, such as buying a car, renting an apartment, and marriage.

Smart About Money

Find economic survival skills and help plan for goals for your future

Wi$e Up Women

Free online resources and courses on women and financial literacy from the Women’s Bureau, US Department of Labor.

How Fast Will My Savings Grow?

Calculate the growth of your savings in taxable and tax-deferred

 Choose to Save

National public education and outreach program designed to help individuals plan and save for long-term personal financial security

How's My Financial Health?

How to Start an Emergency Fund (Frugal Living)

Calculate Your Emergency Fund

Wisconsin Saves

Join this savings program to start building wealth by setting a goal and making a plan for saving.

Bank Truth


Tool that rates and filters over 100 banks to determine the ones with the highest potential yield for savings accounts and money markets with the highest rates. 


Importance of Credit History and Successful Saving

            Learn about what a credit report score is and what savings options are
            available to you.

Time is on Your Side

            Long-term savings tips for new employees.


Start a college fund on behalf of your child with an initial contribution of $250 and a deposit of $15 per month.


Kids and Money

Saving Money for Kids (

            Special pages for kids in grades K-5, 6-8, and resources for parents &
            teachers.  Fun facts and free resources.


Nick Jr. Teaching Kids About Money and Backyardigans Saving Money Chart


            Teaching kids about money is an invaluable lesson that can and should
            start early.  Expert advice, activities and free resources.




Information about Investing for Beginners

The “Start Investing” section includes free primers about mutual funds and stocks that are geared towards novices.

Free Personal Finance and Investment Education Site

The “How to Invest” section provides a useful glossary of investing terms, tips on choosing a broker and approaches to investing in stocks.

Investment Information  (from National Endowment for Financial Education)

The resource library contains free guides that explain stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

Information about Investing for Retirement (from Morningstar)



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