Resources by Population
Are you looking for resources focused on a specific population, like military/veterans, people affected by serious illness, or domestic violence survivors?
Here you’ll find resources that can help you better address your needs.
Many of these free resources were prepared by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and are also available on their website, financialworkshopkits.org. The NEFE workshop kits include PowerPoint presentations, scripts, handouts, and other tools, including tips for working with specific audiences. FFP has highlighted some specific kits that may be helpful in your pro bono engagements.
Military & Veterans
This website includes a host of resources for serving and motivating military populations, plus specialized information on military retirement savings and other issues. Brought to you by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America’s America Saves Program, in partnership with the Department of Defense’s Financial Readiness Campaign, it has everything you need to help military families save money, reduce debt, and build wealth.
This comprehensive website is designed to support all aspects of military life. Here you’ll find financial information but also resources on issues such as deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more.
NEFE Workshop Kit: Military Money Management: Planning Financially for Deployment
This NEFE kit has a range of resources that cover military-specific financial issues with a focus on achieving economic stability while planning for deployment.
Accomplishing Your Financial Mission Workbook
This workbook, funded by a grant from FFP, includes key financial information for service members plus a range of worksheets and other tools.
People with Cancer/Serious Illness
Family Reach Financial Handbook
This handbook, developed by Family Reach, a national nonprofit dedicated to alleviating the financial burden of cancer, will help patients and caregivers learn about potential financial challenges, how to identify roadblocks and where and how to seek financial support.
CancerCare’s “A Helping Hand: The Resource Guide for People with Cancer (2017 Financial Edition)”
This guide was created to help people with cancer, and their loved ones, cope with the costs of cancer. It will help you understand the issues and options related to the financial burden of cancer, plus patients’ rights and sources of help.
Bankrate.com’s “Cancer costs: How to manage housing expenses during treatment”
This guide takes a comprehensive look at the many expenses homeowners might face during their cancer treatment. The report suggests ways for families to assess their current financial situation, manage impending housing costs, and find external assistance wherever possible.
This section of the American Cancer Society website highlights issues cancer patients often face in paying for their care and notes resources that may be available to help.
NEFE Workshop Kit: Living with MS: Alleviating Financial Concerns
This workshop kit provides tools for you to help those with MS alleviate financial concerns by teaching the basics of financial planning, managing debt, work accommodations and government programs.
Domestic Violence Survivors
NEFE Workshop Kit: Rebuilding Financially After Domestic Violence — Gaining Financial Self-Sufficiency
This NEFE kit contains tools and resources to help you guide survivors of domestic violence on a path toward financial self-sufficiency and independence from their abusers.
Bradley Angle’s Making Asset Building Accessible to Survivors of Domestic Violence Toolkit
Prepared with support from FFP by a leading domestic violence survivor service organization, this kit provides information, best practices and tips on how to help domestic violence survivors build assets.
General Low- to Moderate-Income
NEFE has a wealth of workshop kits on key topics for this population, including:
Entry-Level Wages: Living on Your Own
This workshop kit highlights scenarios to teach participants how to handle two big expenses – housing and transportation – and to create a spending plan.
Income, Savings and Assets: Achieving Financial Stability for the Future
This workshop kit has what you need to teach lower-income audiences practical strategies to increase income, build savings, and gain assets.
Dealing with Debt for Adults: How to Manage Debt
This kit will help you teach adults to recognize the signs of debt distress, create a plan to take control of debt repayments and spending, learn about their FICO score, and understand why it’s best to avoid risky solutions such as auto title, payday and tax refund anticipation loans.
Family Money Skills: Basic Tools for Financial Success
This kit provides the tools to help families openly discuss money matters and gain the critical life skills needed to make smart financial choices. Key content includes understanding wants versus needs, setting savings goals, earning money, shopping wisely, planning, and banking.
College Students and Graduates
The College Affordability Guide
Provides students with practical advice for reducing costs on necessary expenses (housing, healthcare, food, etc.), including how to use common support programs. It’s a good starting point for students interested in reducing debt and taking control of their finances.
Provides information about finding a good-fit college, getting in and paying for it – including a college cost calculator – as well as exploring careers and creating a step-by-step road map to college as early as the 8th grade.
The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard helps students find the college that’s the best fit. Provides data on college costs, financial aid, graduation rates, and post-college earnings.
Finding, Choosing and Repaying Financial Aid and Student Loans
Helps current and prospective students identify loans and compare financial aid offers. For students who already have student loans, it provides practical information on a number of ways to repay debt.
Victims of Natural Disaster
The financial impact of a natural disaster can be debilitating. While floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis are unavoidable, there are a range of good resources that can help Americans both prepare for and recover from disasters.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross website has a range of helpful information, including pre-and post-disaster resources providing tips on financial issues.
FEMA’s Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
This lengthy guide acts as both a reference source and a step-by-step manual, helping citizens prepare for all types of hazards.
FEMA’s Emergency Supply List
This list highlights all the essentials needed in case a natural disaster strikes your area.
Disaster Recovery: A Guide to Financial Issues
This comprehensive, 32-page booklet can help people affected by disasters respond to the financial impact and get back on their feet more quickly.