Free Financial Resources

The State of Colorado wants to help you succeed in all areas of financial health, not just retirement. Consult the organizations below for helpful information on everything from financial education to tax assistance and much more.

Financial Educational Resources

Colorado Office of Financial Empowerment

The Colorado Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) is a newly created department that focuses on supporting local communities by helping them access affordable financial services and maintain financial stability. The OFE works with financial institutions, local and state officials, state agencies, tribal nations, and community members and organizations, to expand access to safe and affordable banking and credit, and to offer free individual financial counseling to those in need.

2-1-1 Colorado Basic Needs and Financial Resources

When times are tough, 2-1-1 Colorado is there. Access a continually updated database of resources that cover a variety of needs, from rental assistance and child care to unemployment insurance and workers compensation.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

This U.S. Government agency provides education, current news, data, and research for consumers on a wide range of financial topics.

MoneyWi$er Youth Financial Workshops

Students are never too young to learn about finances. This program offers workshops that train teachers to educate their K-12 pupils about the ins and outs of everyday finance.

Financial Literacy Resource Bank

A valuable repository for teachers, offering an array of free finance-related instructional resources, scholarship opportunities, and educational tools.

Colorado Unclaimed Property Division

The State Treasurer’s Office of Colorado operates the Colorado Unclaimed Property Division to protect unclaimed property and return it to its rightful owner(s) or their heirs. Unclaimed property can include leftover funds in checking and saving accounts, certificates of deposit, over payments, insurance checks, payroll checks, utility refunds, money orders, un-cashed checks, dividends, stocks, bonds, contents of safe deposit boxes and more.

Budgeting, banking, and credit

Colorado Banks

Information provided by the State that covers banks, credit unions, and other consumer credit.

National, nonprofit, consumer credit counseling organizations to help you find a workable solution to financial problems.

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) offers education, best practices, and information to help all Americans make sound financial decisions.

Savings assistance

Colorado College Savings Plans

Through CollegeInvest, Colorado offers four unique ways to prepare for covering the costs of universities, colleges, community colleges, and technical or vocational schools.

ABLE Savings Plan

The Colorado ABLE Savings Plan allows individuals living with disabilities — or their parents or guardians — to set aside money for ongoing care, without impacting government benefits.


Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The IRS is a reliable and free source of information on various retirement plans, the rules of each plan, and other retirement saving tips.

Department of Labor (DOL)

The U.S. Labor Department is a handy resource for retirement planning information.


Colorado Healthy Housing Coalition

Your home is where you should be and feel safest, which is why the State has important health-related programs designed to protect the well-being of you and your family.

Colorado Community Development Block Grant Program

By providing funding and technical support for small cities, the State helps local communities achieve their economic development objectives.

Colorado Division of Housing

The authority offers guidance and support for those facing challenges finding safe and affordable housing.

Tax assistance

Office of the State Controller of Colorado

Colorado taxpayers can find current information on filing requirements, answers to specific questions, and links to outside agencies.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Visit the ITA (Interactive Tax Assistant) for answers to tax questions specific to your individual circumstances.