Access tools to help you enhance your financial literacy so you can maximize your personal finances online.

ONLINE Money Tips

Check out these tips to help you understand and improve how you manage your money online.


edX logo

Learn about financial literacy and understand how to make better money decisions moving forward. Learn about personal finance, financial concepts, and financial planning from top institutions and schools.

edX has partnered with leading institutions and thinkers in the world of finance to bring you the most up to date and appropriate financial training. You can take courses in a variety of financial subjects without worrying that the advice is outdated or worse incorrect. Whether you are learning beginning concepts like interest rates or complex ideas like those in many financial services, can help. Personal finance training is also possible with courses on money management, financial planning, and retirement savings for individuals. These courses prepare you for financial situations, both short term and in the future. You will be able to build peace of mind through emergency funds and long-term wealth building.

Visit the edX website

Financial Awareness Foundation

We believe that teaching financial literacy and the essential principles of smart money are very important. This gives people the tools to address everyday financial decisions in a more informed manner and have the best possibilities to reach and maintain their personal and family financial goals, financial freedom and security; while passing on values, knowledge and assets to future generations to make their lives and the world a better place.

Visit the Financial Awareness Foundation website

Financial Awareness Foundation logo

My Money – The Five Principles

Financial Literacy logo

Making the most of your money starts with five building blocks for managing and growing your money — The MyMoney Five. Keep these five principles in mind as you make day-to-day decisions and plan your financial goals.

Visit the MyMoney website


right money moves

NerdWallet — Everything You Need — Totally Free

Nerdwallet logo
  • Expert info — Objective and award-winning editorial team of 80+ Nerds make even the most complicated money questions and topics simple to understand.
  • Helpful tools — Side-by-side comparisons, smart calculators and straightforward simulators help you make sense of your options.
  • Tailored insights — Tell us more about you and we will recommend things like the best credit card for your spending habits, simple ways to up your credit score and more.

Visit the Nerdwallet website


Explore a fast, easy and free ways to file your taxes.

Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

VITA logo

The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals. The VITA program has operated for over 50 years, offering free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. In addition to VITA, the TCE program offers free tax help, particularly for those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. While the IRS manages the VITA and TCE programs, the VITA/TCE sites are managed by IRS partners and staffed by their volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.

Find a VITA or TCE Site Near You

Free File: Do Your Federal Taxes for Free

IRS logo

IRS Free File is where you can prepare and file your federal individual income tax return for free using tax-preparation-and-filing software. Let Free File do the hard work for you with brand-name software or Free File Fillable Forms.

Visit the IRS Free File website

Free File: Do Your State Taxes for Free
File directly with us — for free.

Free File logo

Use CalFile to e-file your state tax return directly to the Franchise Tax Board. Get real-time confirmation and the fastest refund possible. And best of all, it’s free.

Visit the CalFile website


OTHER Online Services

Learn About Various Services Available Online!

Community Action Partnership logo

Community Action Partnership with the community facilitates opportunities towards self-sufficiency through education, wealth building, energy assistance and advocacy.

We offer a variety of programs and services based on local community needs in an effort to end poverty in Riverside County.

Learn about Community Action Partnership programs