Managing Money

Staying Afloat, Managing Your Finances in a Changing Economy

Nine ways to save your money, reduce your expenses, and protect your future. (PDF) Also available in:

Manage Your Finances From Your Mobile Device or Computer!

It's easy to keep track of your finances on-the-go. Check out below some leading apps and reviews of more.


Are you a do-it-yourselfer? This on-line tool helps you track, save, and manage your finances for free.

Money Strands

Available in Spanish and supports banks worldwide as well as 44 currencies.


Easy On-line money management

See reviews of many more for iphone or Android systems.

General Money Management Resources


Choosing a Bank

The non-profit Massachusetts Community & Banking Council hosts a consumer-friendly site for picking an affordable bank account that is right for you. Find affordable financial services near you!

My Credit Union

This site is made in collaboration with Office of Consumer Protection, the National Credit Union Administration’s office. is dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers, resolving member complaints, and promoting financial literacy.

United Way For Greater Austion--Financial Toolkit

The United Way of Greater Austin created this financial toolkit for residents to get good and reliable resources and information on the following topics: Cash From Checks, Borrowing, Paying Back and Filing Taxes.

The Financial Clinic

The Financial Clinic (“the Clinic”) builds working poor families and individuals’ financial security by addressing their immediate financial challenges and helping them create trajectories for long term goals and financial mobility.


SaveUp is a revolutionary free rewards program to help people save money and get out of debt.

Wise Bread

A resource site on all types of frugal living options. You can learn about how to manage your finances, find a job, and free or cheap things to do for fun.

My Money.Gov

A product of the US Financial Literacy and Education commission, this site is a resource for all things financial - credit, homeownership, banking, retirement, savings, and more.

Money's Best Friend

A great resource for everything financial. Get information and tools for everything from insurance to credit to budgeting and more!

Tomorrow's Money

Resources on how to get started in investing as a novice, provided by the Office of the Massachusetts State Treasurer.

The Bee Hive

Learn more about buliding a budget, filing taxes, credit, sending money, banking, buying a home and more on this site, developed by One Economy Corporation and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley.

Find a Better Bank

Are you confused about all the banking options? This organization keeps up with the latest offers so you can search for the best one for you in your area.

Citi Office of Financial Capability

This site, organized by Citigroup, provides links and resources on credit, insurance, retirement, investing, identity theft, and more.


Wi$eUp is a program designed for Generation X & Y women, by the US Dept of Labor's Women's Bureau. Its goals are to promote financial security through online education and to encourage responsible saving habits for future retirement.