Personal Finance

Want to improve your personal finances? Below are several resources to help get you started on the road to financial freedom.

UNH CashCourse

UNH Cooperative Extension and UNH Health Services are pleased to provide access to this National Endowment for Financial Education resource through our customized CashCourse website. The site provides an entry point for UNH students, parents, and recent grads who want to take advantage of the great information and resources that CashCourse has to offer.

CashCourse is filled with quizzes, calculators, and tips that will help you manage your finances while you're in school and after you graduate. You can use CashCourse to:

  • learn how to manage debt
  • create a budget
  • plan for the future
  • test your knowledge about money management
  • and much more!

eXtension - Personal Finance

Provides timely, research-based information on personal finance via featured articles and activities, resource area, interactive tools, ask the expert, in the news, and join a personal finance web conference.

Key messages are:Family with money background

  • spend less
  • avoid debt
  • improve credit
  • save and invest

More Than Wheels

A partnership between UNH Cooperative Extension and More Than Wheels will open doors to New Hampshire residents looking for better financial security.

The partnership’s focus is on a six-session series, “Making Money Work for You,” that teaches financial management skills, basic budgeting concepts, a better understanding of credit, developing a good relationship with your financial institution, and learning how to better track your spending while increasing your savings.

More Than Wheels and UNH Cooperative Extension collaborated to combine the best of both of their excellent courses and work together to provide More Than Wheels clients with this training as part of their participation in the program that ultimately secures a low-interest vehicle loan.

More Than Wheels is a nonprofit organization that helps people across New Hampshire change the way they manage their finances and obtain access for a reasonable interest car loan.  Reliable transportation and personal finance management go hand in hand for these families, resulting in greater economic stability across our communities.

Since 2001, More Than Wheels has helped more than1,500 families in New England finance more than $16 million in loans so they can obtain reliable transportation.

Smart About Money

Smart About Money or SAM, is a program of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) a nonprofit national foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life.

SAM is a free, unbiased resource where you can find articles, resources, calculators and tips to help you manage your money through life's ups and downs.

Council for Economic Education (CEE)

CEE delivers economic education and financial literacy to K-12 students by educating the educators.  Our impact is perhaps best demonstrated by what participants in our programs – teachers and students – say about their experiences.  CEE is the recognized thought-leader in this field and is driving improvements from coast to coast.

NH JumpStart

The mission of the NH JumpStart Coalition is to improve the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, activities, standards and educational resources. NH JumpStart strives to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making.

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