The Financial Management Education program helps individuals and families improve their economic well-being by providing Family Budget Education Programs and Financial Literacy for Youth (FLY).
These grant-funded educational services provide free events and resources throughout Dutchess County.
General Information Resources and Links:
These resources are updated on an ongoing basis to provide you with current information.
Highlighted Web Resources
Financial Security for Tough Times is a series of web pages on Extension.org that detail positive money management techniques which help families dealing with economic hardship.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) mission is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans - whether they are applying for a mortgage , choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products. The CFPB offers consumers information and guidance, and a place where they can file formal complaints against financial service providers and products.
The Attorney General of New York State offers a wide variety of information on consumer issues such as used car buying tips, credit and debt management strategies, and things to know before signing oil and gas leases.
My Benefits offers a pre-screening tool to help New York State citizens determine if they may be eligible for certain benefits, such as food stamps.
New York Makes Work Pay provides information on entering or re-entering the workforce for persons with disabilities
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection takes consumer complaints 24 hours a day and offers information on scams, ID theft, product recalls, and more.
The Financial Literacy and Education Commission's comprehensive website is designed to teach all Americans the basics of financial education. Popular topics include planning for retirement, dealing with mortgages, and managing credit and debt.
The Federal Reserve Board's Consumer Information Page explains credit reports and scores and offers a credit card payoff calculator and other financial tools.
20 Money Lessons for Children as They Grow is a site from the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. This site offers a poster and suggested activities for each age group identified.
Tips for Protecting Your Privacy and Identity and Recovering From Identity Theft is a website provided by the United States Federal Trade Commission
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP’s) website -- www.aarp.org -- is a treasure trove of information geared to Americans 50 years and above. Founded in 1958, it’s the second largest not for profit organization in the country with over 38 million members. It’s dedicated to ensuring/advocating proper housing, health care and financial security for all, especially older Americans. While their website promotes the benefits of becoming a member, it does contain much valuable information and many resources non-members can partake of in the areas of disrupting aging, aging-in-place community building, family caregiving, social security & Medicare, work & jobs and much more, including a cadre of free online classes and news articles on a variety of timely consumer topics such as lowering health care and food costs.
Additional resources from the Federal and State level, along with financial resources from other state Extensions can be found here.
Last updated June 27, 2023