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ICFE Websites

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www.credit-repair-books.com

Learn how to fix your credit, obtain your credit report and much more.

Credit Counseling

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Novadebt

  Novadebt is a non-profit financial management social service agency providing credit counseling, housing counseling, budgeting and financial education to consumers in need.
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The Credit Counseling Foundation

  The Credit Counseling Foundation (TCCF) provides Debt Consolidation, Credit Counseling and Debt Management services to consumers nationwide who are experiencing difficulty in paying their monthly bills.

Government Websites

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Credit Repair

Fair Credit Reporting Act
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FreddieMac

  Freddie Mac is a stockholder-owned corporation chartered by Congress in 1970 to create a continuous flow of funds to mortgage lenders in support of homeownership and rental housing.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  Mission: to provide a decent, safe, and sanitary home and suitable living environment for every American Creating opportunities for homeownership.:
Providing housing assistance for low-income persons
Working to create, rehabilitate and maintain the nation's affordable housing
Enforcing the nation's fair housing laws
Helping the homeless
Spurring economic growth in distressed neighborhoods
Helping local communities meet their development needs
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Identity Theft

  the U.S. government's central website for information about identity theft. This site is maintained by the Federal Trade Commission.
bullet Miltary HomeFront
Programs and services. Whether you live the military lifestyle or support those who do, you'll find what you need!
bullet MWR
Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
bullet Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  The OCC charters, regulates and examines approximately 2,600 national banks and 66 federal branches and agencies of foreign banks in the United States, accounting for 58 percent of the nation's banking assets. Its mission is to ensure a safe, sound and competitive national banking system that supports the citizens, communities and economy of the United States.
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Securities and Exchange Commission

  The primary mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets. As more and more first-time investors turn to the markets to help secure their futures, pay for homes, and send children to college, these goals are more compelling than ever.

Watchdog Websites

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National Consumer Fraud Hotline

  The NFIC was originally established in 1992 by the National Consumers League, the oldest nonprofit consumer organization in the United States, to fight the growing menace of telemarketing fraud by improving prevention and enforcement. For more information about NCL and the other projects and programs that it conducts, please go to the NCL web site.
 
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Public Interest Research Groups

The State PIRG Consumer Protection Pages
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National Consumer League

  NCL provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer's perspective on concerns including child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information
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Protect Your ID Now

  ProtectYourIdentityNow.org is a service provided by the Members of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), most of them known as Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS). Learn how NFCC through its Member agencies has been offering low-cost assistance to people trying to cope with difficult credit-related issues since 1951. Independently Accredited Member agencies Discover how you'll benefit by working with a Member agency., due to a strict independent accreditation proCEUss through the Council on Accreditation of ServiCEUs For Families and Children, Inc. (COA).

Jump$tart Partners

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California JumpStart Coalition

  Improving Lives Through Financial Literacy - In partnership with the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, California Jump$tart Coalition seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of young Californians.
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JumpStart Coalition

  First convened in December, 1995, the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy determined that the average student who graduates from high school lacks basic skills in the management of personal financial affairs. Many are unable to balance a checkbook and most simply have no insight into the basic survival principles involved with earning, spending, saving and investing. The ICFE is a Jump$tart partner.
bullet aboutchecking.com
  An educational website that contains all you need to know about managing a checking account. Don't miss the interactive training demos, called Checkbook Basics, that teach important skills, including how to fill out checks, registers, and how to balance your account. Now learning the basics of managing a checkbook is easy, interactive and fun!!

Financial Education Websites

bullet C.A.R.E.
  C.A.R.E. is a program of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, WDNY and the Bankruptcy Committee of the Monroe County Bar Association.
   
bullet Contrarian-Investing
  The Contrarian Investing Association looks for strongly financed, growing companies that are undervalued by the market for the wrong reasons, believing that the market will come to appreciate their true value over time.
   
bullet Credit Blog
Blogging the Credit/Debt Recovery Industry.
bullet Evil Debt
  We take a firm stance against consumer debt. We work hard to bring you the most comprehensive and original positions on your options at achieving a total debt recovery today. We are your one-stop informational guide on all things debt and all things Bruce Campbell.
bullet Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education
  The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) is a non-profit, professional organization comprised of researchers, academics, and financial counselors, educators and planners.
bullet College for Financial Planning
  The College for Financial Planning delivers the highest quality educational programs, courses, and materials. We created the country's first financial planning education program-the CFP Professional Education Program-as well as the CFP designation. Graduates of the College are consistently cited as the best financial advisers in the nation.
bullet Fierce Finance
  An internationally recognized email newsletter for the finance industry. FierceFinance reaches more than 35,000 bankers, brokers, venture capitalists, and CFOs on a daily basis. Free Sign up.
bullet Fraud Aid
  Fraud Aid, Inc. is a California Public Benefit Corporation and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to provide free support and guidance to fraud victims and their families worldwide; to provide fraud awareness, prevention and recognition education in a manner easily understood by all; and to support law enforcement at all levels in their effort to deter fraud and bring its perpetrators to justice.
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Good Credit Ahead

Free credit repar information
   
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Identity Theft Help

Identity Theft Risk Management and Resolution Software for Consumers.
   
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Investment Company Institute

  The Institute represents its members and their shareholders in matters of legislation, regulation, taxation, public information, economic and policy research, business operations, and statistics. ICI seeks to enhance public understanding of the investment company business, to serve the public interest by encouraging adherence to the highest ethical standards by all segments of the industry, and to promote the interests of fund shareholders.
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Springboard - Non-profit Consumer Credit Management

  Our mission is to help you get out of financial trouble. If you're overwhelmed with debt, we can consolidate bills into one easy monthly payment, lower interest charges, and teach you how to pay with cash and live on a sensible budget!  Springboard is the ICFE's partner in Debtor and Bankruptcy Education on the Internet.
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Tips and Advice on Debt Settlement

  Our goal is to provide you with valuable tips and advice on debt settlement which will help you reduce your mounting debts substantially, settle them and guide you to lead a debt free, hassle free life. We will also provide you with unbiased information to help you decide between debt consolidation, debt settlement, credit counseling and budgeting to become debt free. In addition get the inside scoop on how to improve your credit rating and stop the collection agencies from harassing you.
   

Financial Planning Websites

bullet 360 Financial Literacy
The 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Web site offers general information for managing personal finanCEUs
bullet The Financial Planning Association
  The Financial Planning Association is the membership organization for the financial planning community. FPA has been built around four Core Values - Competence, Integrity, Relationships and Stewardship. We want as members those who share our Core Values.

FPA's primary aim is to be the community that fosters the value of financial planning and advanCEUs the financial planning profession. FPA's strategy to accomplish its objectives involves welcoming all those who advance the financial planning proCEUss and promoting the CFP marks as the cornerstone of the financial planning profession.
 
bullet International Association of Registered Financial Planners
  Credentialization! Prospects and clients expect that their financial advisors maintain meaningful professional standards. There are seven hallmarks: education, examination, ethics, experience, licensing, continued conduct and continuing education. The Registered Financial Consultant designation assures the public a financial advisor has, and will continue to maintain, the ability to serve in a professional, competent manner. The ICFE's Director Paul Richard has the RFC designation.
bullet The Alliance for Investor Education
  The Alliance for Investor Education is dedicated to facilitating greater understanding of investing, investments and the financial markets among current and prospective investors of all ages. We pursue initiatives for education and join with others to motivate Americans to obtain objective information and increase their knowledge and understanding of investing.
bullet Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Consumer
  Consumer Section for CFP Board's web site. Lists publications and other Resources to find a financial planner, how to choose a planner, what you should know about financial planning, and more.
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CPAdvantage.com

  CPAdvantage.com is a premium financial web site that focuses on Taxes and Financial Planning. The purpose of this site is to provide financial information you can trust. CPAdvantage.com contains several articles, financial calculators, answers to frequently asked questions, tips, and other useful information. Site also contains the largest collection of accounting jokes on the Internet.
bullet The Consumer Data Industry Association
  The Consumer Data Industry Association. is an international trade association, founded in 1906, that represents consumer information companies that provide fraud prevention and risk management products, credit and mortgage reports, tenant and employment screening services, check fraud and verification services, and collection services.

CDIA represents the consumer credit reporting information industry before state and federal legislators. It also represents the industry before the media in consumer credit reporting matters.

CDIA sets industry standards and provides business and professional education for its members. It also provides educational materials for consumers regarding their credit rights and how consumer credit reporting agencies can better serve their needs.
bullet Michigan Credit Union League
  The Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL), established in 1934, is a non-profit trade association of credit unions throughout Michigan. The League provides professional services and assistance to credit unions in the areas of regulatory and legislative affairs, education and training, media advocacy, and much more. MCUL is owned by affiliated credit unions in the same cooperative manner as a credit union is owned by its members. 
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Quantum Financial Advisors, Inc.

  Quantum Financial Advisors, Inc. provides global financial advisory and money management services.  We are a Jump$tart Partner!
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Society of Financial Service Professionals

  Financial Pro, brought to you by the Society of Financial Service Professionals, offers a wealth of information for the financial service professional and the financial service consumer. Listed below are our newest and most current professional development offerings.
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The Young Investor Fund

  The Monetta Young Investor Fund: A site to teach kids about investing! A no-load mutual fund targeted at children and teenagers to help them develop basic financial life skills. This comprehensive savings program includes a kid-themed fund, investment kit, free college tuition credits, investment newsletter and various online games and activities where kids can participate to win prizes.
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Tools for Money

  Financial Planning Software and Investment Software for Consumers, Investors, and Financial Professionals. Free Financial Planning Tips, Investment Advice, Tutorials, Primers, and Rep Training.

Bankruptcy and Debtor Education

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American Bankruptcy Institute

  Membership information for the American Bankruptcy Institute, the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. The ABI membership includes more than 5,600 attorneys, bankers, judges, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

Mortgage

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  California Mortgage Bankers Association 

Teacher and Student Resources

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Kidnexions

  Kidnexions was founded on the idea that kids learn best when engaged in interesting and relevant activities that are connected to their everyday lives. Our goal is to build on kids' interests by providing opportunities for them to develop real-world skills through fun, motivating, and meaningful activities. Simply stated, we strive to develop connections between learning and real life.
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Louisiana State University

  Providing information about the colleges and universities in the Louisiana. It's mainly dedicated towards helping students to find out the perfect education program for themselves which will help them in the career planning. It guides students to find out the perfect college which can give them better educational program.
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The Money Camp

  Money Camp is a unique financial literacy program for kids and grownups! Come to a camp or teach your kids and yourself at home.
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Student Debt Help

  The California Student Debt Resource and Awareness Project (CASDRAP) is a statewide taskforce consisting of university administrators, nonprofit financial education organizations, and student loan lending, servicing and guarantor entities.

CASDRAP got its start in 2000 at San Diego State University. The timing of the Web site development coincided with the 2002 implementation of Assembly Bill 521, the Student Financial Responsibility Act, which mandates that financial education be provided at California state universities and other California campuses as part of new student orientation programs..

Friends of the ICFE - Commercial Websites

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The Couponizer

  The Couponizer website offers a coupon organization kit that really helps people make the most of coupons and discounts.  Workshops are offered  to groups and organizations about how to make the most of coupons and curb spending.
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Good Advice Press

  At Good Advice Press, we've spent the last sixteen years helping Americans save money, get out of debt, and live better on less.
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Learn to Save.com

A fun way for kids & parents learn all about money.

General / Miscellaneous Websites

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All Money Matters

  Financial information on all money matters.  Get advice on many aspects of finance such as tax, shares, mortgages and redundancy.
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Alia Terra.com

Online mortgage calculators, mortgage payment calculators, easy to use, instant results..
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Arise

  ARISE research-based cognitive/behavioral skill development curricula is designed to provide at-risk youth with cognitive and behavior life skills that will assist them in changing their anti-social behaviors. Juvenile offenders and others accustomed to solving disagreements with fists, knives and guns, who attend ARISE group sessions, soon become equipped to make responsible decisions, manage their anger, and develop the social life skills society demands.
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Cut Out Hunger

  This website saves you time and money because we provide lists of Best Grocery Deals in many states. Find your state and start saving! This is the only national site of its kind that is FREE to users, and we provide it free in the hopes you will buy at least one item a week for charity with a little bit of your savings..
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HostCue

Reviews, articles, buying guides and a list of web hosting companies all under one roof.
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iKobo

Send money to friends & family with the iKobo Visa Prepaid Card.
The World leader in quick, easy and safe "person to person" money transfers. With iKobo you can pick up your money at over 1,000,000 ATMs. That's more than twice as many locations as Western Union and MoneyGram combined, and most ATMs are always open.
 
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Language Solutions International

  Language USA Translations, the U.S. branch of Language Solutions International, was established in 1996 as a Russian language translation management company. Since then, we have served hundreds of U.S. and international corporations and individual clients.
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Mission Federal Credit Union (Non-Profit Student Loans)

  Financing your education is simpler than you might think whether you stay in Southern California or venture to a different part of the country. In fact, thanks to the Mission Fed Student Loan, it doesn't get any easier or more pleasant. With Mission Fed, our loan representatives will go the extra mile to give you fast and friendly personal attention. And best of all, unlike other lenders, our team of Student Loan specialists who care about your education needs are right here in San Diego!
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Selfgrowth.com

  SelfGrowth.com is the most complete guide to information about Self Improvement, Personal Growth and Self Help on the Internet. It is designed to be an organized directory, with articles and referenCEUs to thousands of other Web Sites on the World Wide Web.
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