Free Financial Resources: Retirement, Saving, Credit, Housing, & More
The State of Maryland wants to help you succeed in all areas of financial health, not just retirement. Consult the organizations below for helpful information on everything from financial education to tax assistance and much more.
Financial Educational Resources
Financial Literacy Portal
This is a convenient source of financial information that covers many topics including calculating a budget, planning for retirement, calculating taxes, and more.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
This U.S. Government agency provides education, current news, data, and research for consumers on a wide range of financial topics.
Youth Financial Literacy Portal
You’re never too young to learn about finances, which makes this youth-focused portal so helpful, with its variety of finance-related links for students and their parents.
Budgeting, Banking, and Credit
Information provided by the State that covers banks, credit unions, mortgages, other consumer credit, and much more.
National, nonprofit, consumer credit counseling organizations to help you find a workable solution to financial problems.
The Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) offers education, best practices, and information to help all Americans make sound financial decisions.
Maryland College Savings Plans
Maryland offers two ways to save for college: the Prepaid College Trust and the College Investment Plan. Each offers unique ways to prepare for covering the costs of universities, colleges, community colleges, and technical or vocational schools.
ABLE Savings Plan
The Maryland ABLE Savings Plan, launched in 2017, allows individuals living with disabilities — or their parents or guardians — to set aside money for ongoing care, without impacting government benefits.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
ERISA investment advice is available to workers and retirees.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The IRS is a reliable and free source of information on various retirement plans, the rules of each plan, and other retirement saving tips.
Department of Labor (DOL)
The U.S. Labor Department is a handy resource for retirement planning information. Here are three examples:
“What You Should Know About Your Retirement Plan”
“FAQs about Retirement Plans and ERISA”
Maryland Healthy Homes Programs
Your home is where you should be and feel safest, which is why the State has vital health-related programs designed to protect the well-being of you and your family.
Maryland Community Development Block Grant Program
By providing funding and technical support for small cities, the State helps local communities achieve their economic development objectives.
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
The authority offers step-by-step information and ongoing support for families purchasing a first home.
Comptroller of Maryland
Maryland taxpayers can find current information on filing requirements, answers to specific questions, and links to outside agencies.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Visit the ITA (Interactive Tax Assistant) for answers to tax questions specific to your individual circumstances.