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Topics that can help you and your family become Money Smart.

We have collected information and links for groups that can help with a wide range of topics. So whether you need to learn how to improve your credit, save for retirement or budget for your next big purchase, we are here to help you find the help you need.

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Budgeting

Setting up a budget in advance will bring you financial freedom. Also finding discounts is the smart way to spend your money.

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College / Career Prep

Preparing for your future involves some sort of education or training. Find information with local and national resources for college or career prep.

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College Funding

Whether you are planning to attend college, are currently a student or already have student loans, we have collected resources to help you along the way.

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Credit

Think of credit as a tool to be used wisely. Good credit saves money; bad credit costs money. Find out the do's and don't of credit so bad credit won't cost you money.

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Credit Reports & Scores

It’s important to have a plan to build and maintain a good credit history. Learn the importance of credit reports and scores.

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Disability

Find links to local/national resources for those with disabilities. Learn about employment, transportation and more.

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Economic Mobility

Housing+Employment+Education/Training +Life Skills+Financial Literacy+Asset Development=Economic Mobility

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Emergency Services

Emergencies happen. Find local and national resources for emergencies. Learn about disaster preparedness.

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Employment

Resources for all steps of finding employment. Need a job, want training, or help with interview prep? Find links here.

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Entrepreneurship

Learn about starting, running and growing a small business. Find mentors or network with other business owners.

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Financial Coaching

Find financial education programs and services, as well as financial coaching in Metropolitan Kansas City.

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Financial Education 1

For You - Find out the resources available to obtain knowledge and an understanding of financial matters.

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Financial Education 2

For educators - Teaching tools, resources, activities, and more for educators, parents and those who want to teach how to be Money Smart.

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Financial Protection

Your personal information is a valuable commodity that needs to be protected. Find out how to protect you and your families information.

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Financial Services

There are many financial institutions that can help you manage your money conveniently, while keeping your money safe.

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Fun and Free in KC

Discover 500+ attractions including museums, zoos, nature centers, sports and many other things to do for Family Fun in Kansas City right at your fingertips!

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Government / Benefits

This topic provides local, county, state and national assistance/benefits that can help individuals and families get resources they need.

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Healthcare

No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care. Proper healthcare and health insurance protect you from health and financial risks.

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Housing

Housing costs are a large part of your budget, so it’s important to research options when choosing to rent or purchase housing.

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Immigrant Services

Find resources for Immigrant and Refugee Services and that will make you and your families moving to new country easier. There are people who want to help!

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Insurance

Insurance helps people to recover from the loss of their home, auto, health or life. Get Resource for understanding and getting insurance.

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Internet – Get Connected

Find available information for how to get access to the Internet, find the equipment needed to use it and the learn the skills needed to take advantage.

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Investing

It often isn’t enough to just save diligently, you need those savings to grow. Investing is trying to use money to make money so that your wealth increases over time.

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Legal Services

We have collect a wide range of resources and helpful links for when you or someone you know needs help dealing with legal issues.

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Library Services

There are six public library systems serving Metropolitan Kansas City-find them here and take advantage of all the many resources libraries can offer.

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Loans

A loans can be helpful for covering expenses, making a large purchase, starting a business, or for the cost of college. Find out what loan is right for you.

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Mentoring Programs

Finding a mentor in a life is a wonderful way to have additional people in your life to help you navigate some of life’s challenges and celebrate life’s successes!

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Online/Mobile Finances

Online / Mobile Banking can help you save time and money. Learn more on what you should know about it and how it can help you.

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Parenting/Childcare

Parents and caregivers serve an important role in educating and providing for our children. Find emergency and health services, tips, activities and more here.

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Reentry

Find help reentering your life after jail/prison. Find leadership and work in order to reduce recidivism and to support Missouri Probation & Parole.

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Retirement / Estate

A secure, comfortable retirement is much easier when you plan your finances. Find helpful resources for retirement and estate planning.

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Saving

Saving Saving can help you achieve any financial goal. Saving gives YOU control of your money, prevents debt and helps you reach your financial goals.

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Senior Resources

We have collected resources just for Seniors. Find help with all things that might effect Seniors.

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Tax Preparation

Taxes can get confusing! Get the resources available to help you and your family.

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Transportation

Find helpful resources for getting around the Kansas City metro area.

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Veterans / Military Services

We have collected resource for veterans and there families to help when help is needed.

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More Money Smart Topics

We  have created other Topics Categories to help the Teens and Youth of KC become Money Smart. Be sure to check them out also!

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