Additional Resources

Below you’ll find some resources that will not only benefit you in the process of saving for college – but also for daily financial wellness. If you have any specific questions that cannot be answered per the links below, please contact us and we will do our best to find an answer for you.

For Financial Education…


MyMoney is a product of the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which is made up of more than 20 Federal entities that are coordinating and collaborating to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services for all Americans.  The Clearinghouse is intended to promote research, policy, and practice in the field of financial education and related fields by making it easy to find existing federal government-supported research and data. The FLEC RDC provides easy access to relevant research on the topics of financial literacy, capability, access and use of financial products and services. We hope you will find it a useful tool to learn more about this important field and, perhaps, to advance it with your own research.


Choose to Save is a national public education and outreach program dedicated to raising awareness about the need to plan and save for long-term personal financial security.


National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project is a resource for borrowers, their families, and advocates representing student loan borrowers. This site is for people who already have student loans and want to know more about their options and rights.


For Financial Hardship…


The American Bankruptcy Institute is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. In fulfillment of its mission to provide information to its members, journalists, Congress and the public, ABI is engaged in numerous educational and research activities, as well as the production of a number of publications both for the insolvency practitioner and the public.


The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys is a national organization dedicated to serving the needs of consumer bankruptcy attorneys and protecting the rights of consumer debtors in bankruptcy. This site includes an Attorney Finder service that will assist you in locating a bankruptcy attorney who is a member of NACBA.


Goodwill Industries is a national provider of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.


President Biden has proposed several changes to student loans including potentially forgiving up to $10,000 in student debt for borrowers. Bankrate provides a a great article that includes a comprehensive breakdown of:

  • The different ways student loan forgiveness may take place
  • Whether or not to keep making student loan payments
  • Strategies for paying off student loans effectively

If you are a business owner or an employee that believes your workplace or organization could benefit from FEP’s financial education webinars/workshops, please visit our Webinars/Workshops Page and contact us at to learn more!


The Financial Education Partnership provides the links above as additional potential resources for the convenience of its clients and members of the general public. The Partnership does not endorse or support any political or religious activities or positions of any listed organization, nor does it endorse or guarantee the quality or availability of any product or service any listed organization may offer.


Cyndi Menegaz is the National Account Manager for Smart Track™ College Funding, a highly regarded company with a nationwide team of professionally-trained college funding and financial aid experts. In her role as liaison between their High School Initiative and the Financial Education Partnership, Cyndi connects high schools with free resources to educate families on paying for college.
The High School Initiative revolutionizes the way guidance counselors tackle financial aid education, going far beyond the standard protocol of advising on FAFSA and private scholarships. The free resources include Smart Track™’s proprietary, data-driven web-based tools, live parent education and professional support designed to make college more affordable.

Cyndi joined Smart Track™ in 2016 when her twins went off to college, eager to share what she had learned about reducing college costs. She has implemented the High School Initiative in public, private and parochial schools across the country, and conducts workshops throughout Los Angeles where she happily shares an empty nest with her husband and pup.
Prior to joining Smart Track, Cyndi had a successful career in the video business and received a degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University. When she’s not demonstrating the High School Initiative, you can find her on the tennis court.