FinanceProjectInfo.org is a non-profit digital library archive that focuses on the topics of finance and responsible financing.
Why a Finance Library?
While modern technology provides a wealth of digital information, the breadth of this information can also be overwhelming when researching a specific topic.
FinanceProjectInfo.org seeks to narrow the scope of this information by providing an archive of publications and information that is limited to the topics of finance, investments, insurances, and financing strategies to help leaders, individuals and the general public make smart investment decisions and develop sound financing strategies in their personal and business goals.
As an open project, FinanceProjectInfo.org also enables users to recommend relevant finance publications with the intention of making them permanently and freely available to scholars, historians, researchers, people with disabilities and the general public for educational and research purposes.
Resource topics currently represented are Welfare, Insurance and Financing. Additional topics will be added in the future.
Poverty Guidelines – The Department of Health and Human Services annual update of the poverty guidelines to account for increases in prices as measured by the Consumer Price Index.
National Center for Children in Poverty – provides tools such as it’s Resource Simulator illustrates how policies to assist low-income parents create incentives or, inadvertently, disincentives to work. Users can track the point at which increased earnings fail to provide families with additional resources because they lose eligibility for assistance. The Simulator is state specific but takes both state and federal policies into account, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit, child care and housing subsidies, public health insurance, and cash assistance. The Family Resource Simulator is part of NCCP’s Making Work Supports Work initiative, which examines the current patchwork of federal and state programs that assist low-wage workers and their families and explores policy alternatives.
Online Information About Key Low-Income Benefit Programs – Virtually all states have made information regarding the five main state-administered low-income benefit programs–food stamps, Medicaid, SCHIP, TANF and child care–available to the public via the internet. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has put together a list of links to online state information provided about these benefit programs.
The State Policy Documentation Project – a joint project of the Center for Law and Social Policy and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) tracks policy choices on TANF cash assistance programs and Medicaid in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. It includes data on: Applications, Formal Cash Diversion Programs and Emergency Assistance; Cash Assistance Entitlement Programs; Categorical Eligibility/Assistance Unit Composition Rules; Child Care Assistance; Financial Eligibility Rules; Sanctions for Non-Compliance with Work Activities; Separate State Programs and State-Only TANF Funds; Time Limits; and Work Activities and Requirements.
Administration for Children and Families – provides information and tools on support and awareness from the Department of Health and Human Services. Issues involving both the young and the old in society around the topics of their social and economic welfare. This website provides vital information that can assist Children and the Youth, Families, Communities, Migrants, refugees, tribes, LGBTQ. It carries resources needed to for all groups of people to achieve financial stability as well as resources that can assist to create a healthy and safe environment for all types of people. It has information on emergency services, forms to apply for grants and funding as well as data and research on the work that has been done and is being done by the Department of Health and Human Services.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – provides an interactive platform with blogs and news feeds on what is happening that affects the social and economic well-being of American Citizens. Also included is information and resources for businesses that seek financial support from the government, those looking for grants or financial aid for individuals or families. There are also health tips to encourage healthy living and information about all the rules and regulations involving health and human services. Finally, it provides information about disease preparedness on pandemics that are currently affecting people as well as contact information and how best to be prepared for emergencies.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – contains up to date information on housing and development. This website also can assist in obtaining housing insurance. It provides information that helps protect homeowners, those buying houses and renters. State by state information is provided regarding housing, as well as the general outlook and overview of each state. Included is an interactive platform for questions and answers and updated news feeds.
Health Care – provides all the information on getting medical insurance coverage. It has the tools and the answers that help to assist individuals in making an informed decision before choosing medical coverage. It assist with all the resources including Affordable Care Act, and the regulatory policy to help protect US Citizens
Consumer Report’s Homeowners Insurance Guide – provides resources and tools to make the right decision when choosing home insurance. It provides tips for what to look for when picking an insurer as well as how much to budget for insurance. It gives advice on handling insurance claims, where to begin to get coverage, as well as how to decide on the right coverage.
Full Coverage Auto Insurance – provides resources and tools to find affordable full coverage auto insurance. It includes a Knowledge Base that serves to educate consumers about auto insurance and a quotes search engine to assist in comparing insurance rates from various insurance providers.
Entrepreneur – is a business financing guide for all entrepreneurs and those thinking of going into business. It provides tips on how to get the right financing for business as well as spending wisely on what the business needs. It has a ‘how to guide’ on starting a business and how to run it. There are case studies as well to help set examples on running successful businesses.
Federal Trade Commission’s Vehicle Financing – provides information regarding different options of vehicle financing. It assists with tools of budgeting for vehicle finances, from the purchasing of the vehicle to maintaining the vehicle on a monthly basis. It assists with a strategy plan where one looks at their credit ratings and spending before deciding on the vehicle financing.