Resources

As a commitment to shame-free personal finance education, please utilize the following resource links. Additional resources are added frequently.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 – Connect to a crisis counselor to help you through a moment of crisis. You do NOT need to be at a breaking point to get help. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed, PLEASE use this service.

FindHelp.org

Free directory for finding nonprofit assistance and programs, including food pantries, cash assistance, and housing assistance.

MutualAidHub.org

Find mutual aid networks and other community self-support projects.

Open Path Collective

National nonprofit network of mental health professionals providing affordable psychotherapy.

DollarFor.org

Nonprofit helping you apply for financial assistance from your hospital. They help you apply for and receive charity care so your hospital bill can be forgiven.

Healthcare Hustlers

Healthcare blog with articles and information on saving money and navigating insurance.

NeedyMeds.org

National nonprofit connecting people to patient assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.

Miscarriage + Abortion Hotline

If you need support to self-manage your miscarriage or abortion, call or text the Miscarriage + Abortion Hotline: 1-833-246-2632.

AidAccess.org

Connect with physicians who prescribe abortion pills, even before someone is pregnant.

Free Narcan

Narcan (naloxone) is a potentially lifesaving nasal spray medication that can revive someone who has overdosed on opioids. This article has links for finding free narcan.

AnnualCreditReport.com

AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to get your free annual credit reports. This right is guaranteed by Federal law.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Information, guides, and templates on credit reports, scores, and your rights as a consumer.

IdentityTheft.gov

The one-stop federal government website to report identity theft and receive resources for recovery.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

National nonprofit network of Certified Financial Counselors. Provides debt management plans, student loan counseling, credit report reviews, foreclosure prevention, and educational resources.

MightyDeposits.com

Bank comparison site with details on how they use customer money.

Investor.gov

Online resource with information, resources, and calculators to help you make sound investment choices and avoid scams.

Investopedia

Information and articles about personal finance and investing. (Site does contain paid advertising)

Gun Free Funds

Online resource to find index funds and ETFs that do not support gun manufacturers or major gun retailers.

Invest Your Values

A free online tool that analyzes the climate and social impact of thousands of U.S. mutual funds, ETFs, and 401k plans.

LawHelp.org

LawHelp helps people of low and moderate incomes find free legal aid programs in their communities, answers to questions about their legal rights and forms to help them with their legal problems.

Legal Services Corporation

Find legal aid in your community for people with low incomes.

Law Help Interactive

This program helps you fill out legal forms for free, such as those dealing with uncontested divorce, identity theft, visitation rights, and landlord/tenant disputes.

American Bar Association’s Free Legal Answers

This site lets people with low incomes ask questions online and have a lawyer answer them. They will not answer questions involving crimes.

Directory of Law School Public Interest and Pro Bono Programs

Many law schools have formal pro bono programs. Search for ones in your state.

USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning

PDF link to the USDA’s guide for safe methods and recipes for home canning.

Agricultural Extension Offices

Links to finding your local agricultural county extension offices, which provide free and low-cost classes related to gardening and landscaping, natural resources, nutrition, and sustainability.

Buy Nothing Project

Directory of hyper-local communities participating in a gift-economy. Give and receive material goods for free.

Slave Free Chocolate

Find ethical chocolate companies that do not use child slavery or child labor.

Find a B Corp

Find certified B Corporations (businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose).

FairHotel.org

Find socially responsible union hotels.

Vote411.org

Get information on candidates in your area, and register to vote.

SpreadTheVote.org

Organization helping voters get IDs they need in states with voter ID laws.

Run For Something

Thinking about running for local office? If you’re progressive and considering running for local office, this group will help.

SCORE.org

Get free business advice, mentorship, and resources. For anyone wishing to start, grow, or transition their business.

Small Business Administration

Federal agency dedicated to small businesses and provides counseling, capital, and expertise.

Marketing for Hippies

Tad Hargrave is who I follow for helpful advice on ethical marketing. His YouTube channel and website have been invaluable for information on niching, point-of-view marketing, and business model.

Vital Statistics and Records

Links to obtain birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificates (search by State).

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

FREE Tax preparation for people who generally make $60,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking taxpayers. Enter your zip code to find a program near you.

Kanopy

A free streaming service for participating libraries with critically-acclaimed movies, documentaries, and films. Check the map to see if your library participates.

CatalogChoice.org

Use this free service to cancel specific catalogs and other types of paper mail you no longer wish to receive.