FINANCIAL LITERACY/PERSONAL FINANCE
National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)
The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is the leading private nonprofit 501(c)(3) national foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life.
The website is full of endless resources to learn more about personal finance including areas that answer every financial question imaginable ranging from student loan forgiveness to how to financially prepare for natural disasters. They even have resources to teach financial literacy classes!
PwC Earn Your Future Lab
PwC, led by Financial Grownup Role Model “Bob Moritz has put together the “Earn Your Future” Digital Lab. It is a comprehensive financial literacy program designed for students in grades 3-12. From there you can also tap into one of, if not the most, comprehensive and impressive financial literacy resources for all ages by exploring the rest of their financial literacy offerings.
Nerdwallet, led by Financial Grownup Role Model Tim Chen, has amazing information about everything credit cards, insurance, loans or expenses like hospital costs.
My favorite part about this site is all their free calculators and investing tools. They also have a wealth of well-written articles to keep you informed about financial issues that matter to your bottom line.
Founded by Financial Grownup Role Model Amanda Steinberg, Daily Worth is an amazing resource aimed primarily at women.
The Society of Grownups
Mass Mutual’s answer to financial literacy, they offer financial literacy classes, access to financial planners and more.
Personal Finance website.
Nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers make smart insurance decision.
Credit Karma has financial tools that can help you figure out everything from your credit score, to how much home you can afford, to the best ways to pay down debt.
A great resource to check your credit score for free, and get tons of information on how to manage your credit.
Free credit score checks.
Credit rating agencies:
Student Loan Hero
Endless information about student loans, and how to best pay them off complete with online calculators.
They work with companies to help employees manage their student loans, as well as contribute to paying off student loans.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness
If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
FASHION AND BEAUTY
Role Model Ivanka Trump’s website is much more than a shopping destination. She and her team have put together a terrific resource for #womenwhowork that is both informative and inspirational.
Financial Grownup Role Model Drew Barrymore’s award winning beauty products line. Check it out for candid video’s from Drew herself along with fan social media and fun tutorials.
Website of Financial Grownup Role Model fashion designer Cynthia Rowley. Her fantastic designs can take you anywhere from special celebrations to your favorite workout class.
Top NYC hair and makeup artist.
Yummie by Heather T
Fantastic shape wear by Financial Grownup Role Model and star of the Real Housewives of New York, Heather Thomson.
GOVERNMENT, REGULATORY, TRADE GROUPS
Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB)
U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The world’s largest HR professional society.
The website of the CFP Board is the best place to find a certified financial planner, along with terrific resources and financial planning tools.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Independent regulator of securities firms, including stockbrokers and brokerage firms.
National Foundation of Credit Counseling
Vast amounts of information, tools and advice regarding consumer credit.
A great business resource and my personal favorite. They will customize treats with your logo and ship anywhere. A great option for saying thank you- or to personalize a big event.
Charity run by Financial Grownup Role Model Charles Best. Donate to individual classroom projects to make an immediate impact on education.
Evaluations of over 5,300 of America’s largest charities, tips and resources on giving to charity.
Determine a nonprofit’s legitimacy, learn if your donation will be deductible, view a nonprofit’s recent Forms 990, and more.
Bidding for Good
This is a great website to both snag bargains on great stuff, and help charitable causes at the same time.
Headed by Financial Grownup Role Model Adam Nash, Wealthfront is one of the top robo-advisors.
Robo-advisor headed by Financial Grownup Role Model Jon Stein.
The website of this discount brokerage is full of straightforward financial information along with useful calculators.
Vanguard is owned by the shareholders of its mutual funds, similar to credit unions. That helps keep fees low.
Fidelity is known for having strong research, relatively low fees and great customer service.
Wealth Management firm behind one of my favorite CFP’s, and Financial Grownup expert Cary Carbonaro.
Americas Best 401k
Find out instantly how your company’s 401k plan stacks up.
Founded by Financial Grownup Joe Mansueto, it has everything from straightforward information about mutual fund fees, to research on infinite investment options.
Ratings on 401k’s from fees to company generosity.
Buckingham/The BAM Alliance
Expert Manisha Thakor is part of this alliance of personal finance advisors. The website has a great multimedia resource library and more.
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
New York based real estate firm run by Financial Grownup Role Model Dottie Herman. I have personally used them for several real estate transactions and highly recommend.
Led by Role Model Spencer Rascoff, Zillow is the leading online real estate data base.
Plug-in that searches for coupon codes and applies them at checkout. Gumdrop also allows users to choose a charity and have a portion of their spending to to that cause.
Get discount last minute tickets on the mobile app, or try your luck with their lottery for rock bottom prices or free tickets hours before the show. Improve your odds by spreading the word on Facebook and Twitter.
Retail Me Not
RetailMeNot is a free app that offers deals and savings on the app for both in-store and online shopping. Also look for bonus offers like free shipping and in some cases rebates.
Digital printable and paperless coupons and coupon codes.
Plug-in that automatically searches for coupon codes and applies them when you check out of an online store.
App that uses barcodes to find discounts and product reviews.
Price comparison shopping site and app.
Amazon price tracker that will notify you when prices drop.
Gazelle.com & Usell
Great websites to sell and buy used smartphones and other electronic devices.
Fantastic magazine for working moms edited by Financial Grownup expert Jen Owens.
Founded by Financial Grownup Role Model Sally Krawcheck, Ellevate is a top national women’s networking group with members including Cary Carbonaro, Amanda Steinberg and yours truly.
The Balance Project
Awe inspiring interview series of women, including Reese Witherspoon, by Financial Grownup expert, author Susie Schnall.
Big City Moms
Led by Financial Grownup Role Models Risa Goldberg and Leslie Venokur, BCM’s not only runs incredible events, their website has become the go-to destination for moms looking for any and all information.
Palo Alto Networks
Led by Financial Grownup Expert Mark Mclaughlin is a top infrastructure security company.
Cloud storage company. I personally use it and like it.
Generates and remembers nearly impossible-to-crack passwords for each site that requires a login, all managed through one master password you choose.
Password manager and digital wallet.
Meditation app that I use. The first ten 10-minute sessions are free with the Take10 program. After that there is a fee, but if you hold off on signing up right away, or search the internet for a discount code, you can often get a better deal.
If you like nature scenes and calming music this free app is perfect to help you relax.