Helpful Links On Savings

Visit the Federal Consumer Information Center at www.pueblo.gsa.gov for tips on savings and more.

Visit www.choosetosave.org, a public education program of the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (www.ebri.org), for numerous calculators on saving for retirement, tuition, and other goals. Also, go to www.mymoney.gov for information from several federal agencies on how you can manage money wisely.

Visit www.MyCreditUnion.gov and the financial literacy microsite Pocket Cents for easy-to-use personal finance information for parents, seniors, students, educators and service members. Specific topics include the cost of education, homeownership and mortgages, preparing for retirement, managing debt, online financial security, and planning for emergencies and the unexpected.

For young people, the Pocket Cents site also has a new financial education tool, called "Hit the Road," which takes users on a cross-country trip to Colorado. Along the way, they earn money, spend money and keep track of their credit union accounts. "Hit the Road" teaches financial basics in an engaging and easy-to-play format that simulates a familiar, real-life situation. Credit unions can link to this educational resource on their websites to further financial literacy.