Carnegie Mellon University

Financial Literacy at CMU

Personal financial literacy is more than just being able to balance a checkbook, compare prices or get a job. It also includes skills like long-term vision and planning for the future, and the discipline to use those skills every day.

Here, you'll find all sorts of financial literacy resources, including budget worksheets, saving strategies, helpful websites, loan comparisons, and more. Be sure to check out CMU MoneySense, a financial literacy program tailored specifically for Carnegie Mellon students, and SALT, a beneficial financial literacy resource that is FREE for CMU students and alumni.

General Financial Literacy Resources

www.CashCourse.org

CashCourse.org serves as a great resource for students as it speaks to many of the common financial pitfalls you may encounter during your college years.

www.mappingyourfuture.org

This is a free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information. The goal is to help individuals achieve life-long financial success. 

www.youcandealwithit.com

YouCanDealWithIt.com provides practical advice about paying for college and managing student debt. Get help establishing a budget and learn to be careful with credit cards.

www.annualcreditreport.com

Students should request a free annual credit report. This site pulls your report from all three credit reporting bureaus and can also help you spot identity theft early. 

www.myfico.com

Get the details on your FICO score, understand positive and negative influences, learn how to monitor your score, and get full access to customer support.

www.MyMoney.gov

This is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching citizens about the basics of financial education, including earning, borrowing, saving, investing, and spending. 

Federal Student Aid Resources