HUD LAUNCHES COMPREHENSIVE WEBSITE TO INCREASE FINANCIAL LITERACY, PROMOTE HEALTHY HOMEOWNERSHIP
My Money, My Home, My Future
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today launched a new, comprehensive website to assist Americans with improving financial literacy, sustaining healthy homeownership and achieving financial security. Â The My Money, My Home, My FutureÂ website provides a range of interactive resources to inform users about the importance of financial literacy, including a Self-Assessment Tool, online games and informative classes.
“It is imperative that Americans are better educated about their finances and understand what it takes to be a responsible homeowner,” said HUD Secretary Steve Preston. Â “The resources on the website allow families to plan ahead to make smart choices about their finances and homebuying decisions.”
The new site provides a wide-range of information about all avenues needed to be successful on the road to greater financial education, including:
- Building a Financial Foundation;
- Sustaining Healthy Homeownership; and
- Achieving Financial Security.
One of the most unique features of this website is the Self-Assessment Tool. Â The Self-Assessment Tool provides an extensive guide to help users learn more about personalized options for purchasing and/or refinancing their home. Â Users will be prompted to answer a few questions. Â Based on the answers given, the Self-Assessment Tool lists numerous links to visit on-line to learn more about the necessary and correct steps to own a home, refinance a home, enhance their financial skills, and much more.
Some of the other links on My Money, My Home, My FutureÂ give detailed information about:
- 9 Steps to Buying a Home
- Housing Counselors and Lenders
- Banking, Credit and Building Wealth
- Foreclosure Process and Alternatives
- Refinancing Loans and FHA Insured Loans
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