Finance Planning Resource Links

Use the links below to learn about resources or call the phone number listed for additional information. 

Benefits.gov
The official benefits website of the U.S. government.  Informs citizens of benefits they may be eligible for.  Provides information on how to apply for assistance.
Employee Benefits Security Administration
This U.S. Department of Labor website offers a vast array of resources regarding about your employer's health or retirement plan, COBRA, and HIPAA
Ilostmyjob.com
Ilostmyjob.com is a free resource for individuals coping with and recovering from job loss. The site covers a wide variety of subjects including coping with job loss, job search strategies, finances and legal matters, career planning, networking and home and family.
Internal Revenue Service - "What Ifs" for Struggling Taxpayers
The Internal Revenue Service recognizes that many people may be having difficult financial times. There can be tax impacts to events such as job loss, debt forgiveness or tapping a retirement fund. IRS can help you in meeting your tax obligations.   800-829-1040
Making Home Affordable
The Making Home Affordable ® Program (MHA) ® can assist homeowners get mortgage relief and avoid foreclosure. To meet the various needs of homeowners across the country, Making Home Affordable ® programs offer a range of solutions that may be able to help you take action before it's too late.
How much do I need?
Use the Self-sufficiency calculator, to determine minimum needs for your particular family make-up and location.
Missouri Women’s Council
The Missouri Women’s Council serves as a resource and referral center to help encourage, educate and support Missouri women as they pursue their economic goals.
MyMoney.gov
MyMoney.gov is the federal government's website that serves as the one-stop shop for federal financial literacy and education programs, grants and other information. MyMoney.gov is available in English and Spanish.
National Foundation for Credit Counseling
Free or low-cost, online, chat-based credit counseling resources from nonprofit, community-based agencies.
Workshops for Laid Off Workers
Specialized workshops including Take Control of your Finances may be available at your local Missouri Career Center.