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Are you confused by all the information about the financial crisis? These pages will help you understand what happened and keep you up with the latest news.

BBC- Layman's Financial Crisis Glossary While originating in Britain, the BBC created this to help users with the international financial crisis and many US financial terms are define. Many have links to further information.

CNN - The Road to Rescue CNN has collected many of their stories on the current financial crisis on this site.

Consumer Report's Money page While the product reviews are for subscribers only, Consumer Report's has free articles on saving money and protecting savings/retirement funds.

Department of Housing and Urban Development - Subprime Lending The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is involved with the creation and enforcement of housing policies. This website has information on the problem of subprime lending and links to additional resources.

Federal Reserve The Federal Reserve is the central banking system of the United States and is involved in every aspect of lending and borrowing. This website has extensive resources for consumers, including information on current banking problems and foreclosure resources.

FinancialStability.gov This web resource from the Department of the Treasurer promotes transparency and accountability in government spending. It contains information about assistance to U.S. lending institutions and educational resources about credit and the financial system.

A Guide to Getting Through Tough Economic Times This web resource from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration provides information about the effects of the financial crisis on mental and physical health and many links to further information and sources of assistance.

House of Representatives The House of Representatives is part of the legislative branch of the United States government. This website has information on current legislation, contact information for all 435 members of the House, and educational resources for students.

Recovery.gov This site contains educational resources pertaining to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, information on how stimulus money is being spent, and the opportunity to provide citizen feedback.

United States Senate The United States Senate is part of the legislative branch of the United States government. This site has information on current legislation, contact information for all 100 senators, and educational materials for students.

Washington Post Economy Watch This web page, created by one of the most respected newspapers in the country, collects articles on the economy and financial crisis from the Washington Post and around the world.

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