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With the worldwide web at your fingertips, you can access a wealth of information about financial literacy online. Here are some links to excellent resources for you to check out. Because financial literacy is such a relevant topic today, there are many organizations - from governments to banks to non-profit organizations -who are dedicated to providing useful financial literacy resources. Now, more than ever, there is an endless array of information and resources for students to get a better grasp on money management, and we've found some links to get you on the right track to financial success!

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Not happy with your bank? Things to consider before you switch

Soured by problems with the bank he had been using for years, Johnny Hollick was looking for a good reason to take his money elsewhere, and a free iPad seemed like the perfect incentive.

How this 23-year-old grad tackled $53,349 in student and car loans

In the fall of 2011, shortly after finishing university, Jordann Brown realized she owed $53,349.

“My story isn’t one about spending with abandon or being irresponsible,” says the 23-year-old, who works in marketing and provides content for a mortgage rate comparison website. “I did what every millennial is told to do after high school, and that put me up to my eyeballs in debt.”

In today's hot housing market, first time buyers can't afford to get in

First-time buyers are the housing market’s pinata.

People buying a first home are essential to the real estate market. But when the federal government periodically tries to cool home sales, its go-to strategy is make it tougher for first-timers.