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A guide to resources pertaining to aspects of financial planning and money management

Welcome!

This LibGuide is designed to provide you with a variety of physical and virtual resources pertaining to personal finances and money management.

Whether you're looking to learn about budgeting, saving, spending, investing or protecting your monetary funds, the following tools and resources should be of service.

Recommended Search Terms

Simply knowing the right search terms can help immensely in the research process. Some recommended search terms are:

  • Personal Finance
  • Savings
  • Investment
  • Consumer Credit
  • Consumer Debt
  • Credit Score
  • Debt Management
  • Student Loans
  • Checking Accounts
  • Budgets
  • Identity Theft
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Management

You may try combining these terms with AND connectors. For instance, use AND to find results marked as being about both financial planning AND budgets.

Databases

Books & eBooks

Key Definitions

Consumer Price Index: A report of price changes in the cost of living for items such as food, housing, transportation, healthcare, etc.

Credit Report: A report that details your credit history

Deduction: An expense you may subtract from your income to lower your taxable income

Financial Asset: A property or investment that has value that can be realized if sold

Financial Liabilties: Your outstanding loans and debts

Inflation: A rise in prices

Interest Rate: The rate lenders charge you to use their money

401(k) Plan: A type of retirement savings plan offered by many for-profit companies to their employees

You can find these and more definitions of financial terms in the following eBook:

Websites

These websites are published by a variety of individuals and organizations to the world wide web. Remember that anybody can publish information to the Internet. When viewing websites, keep a critical eye out for any message or bias the author of the work may be expressing.