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Hope University has carefully curated this collection of links, videos and articles from across the internet with some great tips on managing money, landing and keeping just the right job, and keeping organized!
This guide is maintained to enhance public access to information about available financial and employment resources available to Kittitas County residents. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information, we make no guarantee and this information is used at your own risk. The inclusion of an organization or service does not imply an endorsement of the organization or service, nor does exclusion imply disapproval.
Washington Connection offers you a way to find and apply for a variety of services and assistance online. Click on “See if I qualify” to find out what services you may be eligible for through this site.
Helpful info about laws in Washington state.
Northwest Justice Project provides legal assistance to eligible low-income families and individuals needing help with civil (not criminal) legal problems in Washington state.
Information about Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat consumers fairly. The CFPB is committed to providing consumers with up-to-date information and resources to protect and manage their finances.
A hub for financial rate information with a variety of financial content.
Financial blogger G.E Miller has researched least expensive products and financial services. Here you can find his recommendations for items such as credit cards, savings accounts, and energy-saving home weatherization tools.
360 Degrees of financial literacy is a free service of the nation’s Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of their life.
A partnership between Bank of America and Khan Academy offering a wide variety of information about personal finance.
This is the site where you can request free copies of your credit report. Federal law requires each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies - Equifax, Experian and TransUnion - to give you a free credit report every 12 months if you ask for it.
Covers your basic rights with debt collection and collection agencies.
Provides information on debt repayment plans, and questions to ask when choosing a credit counselor.
Explains how to understand the true costs of payday loans and offers alternatives to payday loans.
Provides information on how to identify credit repair scams, explains how you can improve your own credit worthiness, and lists legitimate resources for low or no-cost help.
Explains how to tell if you are a victim of identity theft, how to protect your personal information, and lists what actions to take if your identity has been stolen.
Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Most institutes of higher education require a FAFSA to determine how much money you can receive, and in what form (ie. federal grants, loans, or work study funds).
The National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project is a resource for borrowers, their families, and advocates representing student loan borrowers.
Job search and resume advice
Online resume builder