In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, Alexandria Library has compiled the following resources for money management and financial planning. These resources provide guidance on topics such as getting out of debt, investing, affording college, buying and selling real estate, long-term care, and retirement planning.
Databases (Library Card# needed to access offsite databases)
Business Insights: Essentials
Business Insights brings together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Morningstar.com is an easy to navigate database designed to help patrons reach their investment goals.
Small Business Collection
Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories.
Small Business Resource Center
Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.
S&P Net Advantage (Requires Remote User Authentication for off-site patron access.)
Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information that offers online access to Standard & Poor's research-related products such as industry surveys, stock reports, corporation records, The Outlook, mutual fund reports and more.
The library subscribes to 113 online journals related to Financial Management & Planning. Titles include Consumer Reports Money Adviser, Journal of Personal Finance, Money, Money Life, and more.
How to Make Your Money Go Further - Virginia Cooperative Extension
16 page PDF with worksheets to help you take control over your own money.
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
The 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Web site offers general information for managing personal finances and does not recommend specific financial actions. For financial advice tailored to your situation, please contact an expert such as a CPA or a personal financial advisor.
Federal Reserve Website with teaching tools for children and adults. The site provides personal finance, banking, credit, and consumer protection tools for patrons.
Our Kids and Money
McGraw-Hill Financial launched this website to help families make their children smarter about money. This site includes information, ideas and tools that can help educate and inspire children of all ages — from preschool to college – about earning, spending, saving and sharing money. You can use sidebar links to navigate the site by your child’s age or by the topic you want to cover.
Save And Invest
This website provides unbiased financial tools and information for military families and all investors from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Smart About Money
Smart About Money or SAM, is a program of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) a nonprofit national foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life.
On Your Own
On Your Own is brought to you by Smart About Money, or SAM. SAM is a free, unbiased resource where you can find tips, articles, resources, and tools to help you understand financial basics and make decisions for your life situation.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau site helps consumers get the information they need to make the financial decisions they believe are best for themselves and their families—that prices are clear up front, that risks are visible, and that nothing is buried in fine print. In a market that works, consumers should be able to make direct comparisons among products and no provider should be able to use unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices.
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