Website Resources | Beth Kobliner

Website Resources

These are the organizations, government agencies, nonprofits, books, magazines, newspapers, websites, blogs, and more that I would recommend to my closest friends.

 

Banking
Compare rates for bank accounts bankrate.com; depositaccounts.com
Find a credit union asmarterchoice.org; mycreditunion.gov

Credit Cards
Compare credit cards bankrate.com; credit.com; creditcards.com

Debt
Check your credit report annualcreditreport.com; creditkarma.com
Check your credit score creditkarma.com; myfico.com

Fraud
Detect and fix child identity theft consumer.ftc.gov
Report identity theft identitytheft.gov

Giving Back
Give to charity donorschoose.org; heifer.org; kaboom.org; nature.org; nokidhungry.org; pencilsofpromise.org
Measure effectiveness of a charity charitynavigator.org; give.org; guidestar.org

Insurance
Apply for disability insurance policygenius.com
Apply for health insurance healthcare.gov; ehealth.com

Investing/Retirement
Calculate compound interest moneychimp.com
Compare money market funds cranedata.com
Consult a robo-advisor betterment.com, sigfig.com, wealthfront.com
Learn about retirement saving choosetosave.org; financialengines.com

Legal Advice
Find sample legal forms nolo.com; rocketlawyer.com
Hire an attorney to create or review a will actec.org; naepc.org

Paying for College: Applying for Financial Aid
Apply for federal student aid (starting Oct. 1) fafsa.gov
Apply for non-federal aid from about 400 mostly elite schools (starting Oct. 1) collegeboard.org
Compare your financial aid offer details cfpb.gov
Find a school’s net price calculator and determine estimated college cost for you collegecost.ed.gov
Find schools that offer more money nytimes.com, usnews.com; thecollegesolution.com; bestcolleges.com; imfirst.org
Find the best college fit by value collegescorecard.ed.gov
Get an early financial aid estimate of eligibility (e.g., in ninth grade) fafsa.ed.gov
Get info on federal loans, scholarships, and grants studentaid.gov; bigfuture.org

Paying for College: General
Download outreach tools, flyers, infographics, etc. for college counselors. financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov
Get a roundup of military benefits like the GI Bill military.com
Learn about education tax credits irs.gov
Read the best book about paying for college Paying for College Without Going Broke
Watch videos about paying for college khanacademy.org; (Beth’s videos: “A Message to Parents on Paying for College” and “Paying Back Your Loans”)

Paying for College: Student Loans
Get details on income-driven repayment studentaid.ed.gov; ibrinfo.org
Get objective information about private loans privatestudentloans.guru
Get Entrance/Exit Counseling for federal loans (required for all federal borrowers) studentloans.gov (Financial Awareness Counseling Tool)
Learn about combining many federal loans into single federal loan with a fixed interest rate studentaid.gov
Project your student debt and monthly payments, and choose the right repayment plan studentaid.gov; nytimes.com
See whether you qualify for federal loan deferment or forbearance studentaid.ed.gov
See whether you qualify for federal loan forgiveness, cancellation, or discharge studentaid.ed.gov
Verify what you owe and to whom nslds.ed.gov

Work
Apply for jobs glassdoor.com; indeed.com; salary.com
Compare salaries and labor statistics bls.gov; indeed.com/salary; payscale.com