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LCCC Employee Financial Wellness Resources: Financial LIteracy

Designed for LCCC Employees by the MyWellness Committee


Financial Literacy is defined by the Financial Literacy and Education Commission as "the skills, knowledge and tools that equip people to make individual financial decisions and actions to attain their goals".

People need different knowledge and skills to make informed financial decisions at various ages and during various life events. Managing your personal finances may seem overwhelming and researching the topic on your own sometimes creates more questions than answers:

  • There are so many places with information and advice, but who can you trust? 
  • Who developed the material and can they profit by steering your decision making? 
  • Is the information accurate and up to date?
  • There is conflicting advice.  Who is right?

This guide includes resources to learn more about financial literacy on your own time and when the information is relevant in your life. Most of these resources are provided by non-profit or federal entities, and all have been recommended by an Accredited Financial Counselor® with the assistance of Morgan Koenig, Executive Admin I Assistant in Academic Affairs.

Consumer FInancial Protection Bureau

Looking for one single resource? This is the one.

Other free, online, self-paced Financial Literacy resources

Learn at your own pace about the topics that matter to you. 

Improve your financial health with the FDIC’s Money Smart online tools, including games, podcasts, and parent resources. 

Read articles about topics that matter to you: 
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace. Topics include Credit and Debt, Loans & Mortgages, and more. is more than just a way to compare bank rates. This site is a reliable source of short, informative articles and useful calculators.

Practical Money Skills, by Visa, is another reliable resource with articles and calculators, including information and games for teaching kids about finances.

Dana McCammon

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Dana McCammon
Accredited Financial Counselor® |
Reporting & Support Specialist, Institutional Research |