Prepared by Port Jobs as a resource for employment specialists and case managers working to increase the financial literacy of their low-income customers. This list represents only a
select sample of the types of resources available, and is not meant to be a complete inventory of financial education topics or resources. (revised 11/08)
FINANCIAL RESOURCES LIST
Title – Where to Find It – Description
Buying a car
Buying and Leasing Cars
A new car is one of the most expensive purchases many consumers make, so it’s important to know how
to make a smart deal. This Washington Attorney General brochure offers car-buying tips, including
knowing what you can afford before you go, comparing auto loan options, and avoiding dealer scams.
Car Insurance: Are You Protected?
http://www.financialmentoring.net/14d_Car_Insurance_Module.pdf or call (206) 728-3883
Outlines car insurance basics, types of coverage, and how to shop for car insurance.
Saving for Your Future
http://www.financialmentoring.net/14b_Savings_Module.pdf or call (206) 728-3883
Covers the basics of how to save money such as paying yourself first, creating savings goals, making a
savings plan, and other tips for successful saving.
* Multiple languages
Opening the Door to a Home of Your Own
http://www.cc-bc.com/media/homebuying_guides/opening_the_door.pdf or call (877) 776-6619
Outlines the steps that a mortgage lender uses to decide whether a person qualifies for a loan. Also
available in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish, Russian, Haitian-Creole, Polish, and Portuguese.
Individual Development Accounts (IDAs)
http://www.uwsc.org/4_3.php or call (425) 374-5505
A matched savings program designed to help low-income people save money to buy a home, pay for
education, or start a small business. P