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Federal Student Aid

studentaid.ed.gov/prepare-for-college/checklists

Tools and checklists from the U.S. Department of Education, the largest provider of grants, loans, and work-study funds for post-secondary education. There’s also a section on loan repayment. Advice also provided in Spanish.

Reduce your mortgage payments

www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/tools/payment-reduction/Pages/default.aspx

A payment reduction estimator.

How much will your new home cost?

www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/mortgage/worksheet.pdf

A mortgage shopping worksheet.

Purchasing a car

www.smartaboutmoney.org

Should you lease or purchase an auto? And other tools and calculators to help you plan expensive purchases.