Standard & Poor’s Net Advantage contains more than company and industry profiles. It also has a section on financial educationcalled Financial Literacy Now. This, in their own words, “is an initiative to raise awareness about the critical importance of financial literacy and provide greater access to financial literacy training services and information.”
In this feature, you’ll find many helpful how-to articleson topics such as how to save for the future, how to select a bank, how to determine if buying a home is right for you, and how to pay off a mortgage. Worth special notice are the essays about the dangers of credit cards!
In the Resources section are interactive programs which allow you to enter your own financial numbers and receive suggestions to help in meeting your goals. \Also, take a look at the Cost of Debt and Debt-to-Income Ratio worksheets. If you have children, be sure to run your figures through the College Planner and 529 Savings Plan worksheets.
This site also contains several blogs. Not surprisingly, one is called Your Money. Some of the 2012 posts have been about IRA inheritance rules, emergency funds, and disability insurance. There is another blog specifically for women. Since many of the articles in this blog are about families, they are equally applicable to fathers.