The library has a great selection of resources to help you gain control of your finances. Print and online resources can help you create a spending plan, manage your credit and understand the principles of budgeting, banking, investing, taxes and life planning. Check out helpful books from the Money Neighborhood.
- U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission
Learn how to avoid scams, shop wisely, and protect your identity. Also tips for managing and growing your money and how to apply for student financial aid.
- Institute for Financial Literacy
National standards for adult financial literacy education; budget & net worth worksheets; financial goal action plan
- 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
A free program of the nation’s certified public accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.
- U.S. Federal Reserve Consumer Information
Consumer guides for credit reports and credit scores, mortgage and foreclosure assistance, and help if you are having trouble with a bank or other financial institution.
- Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
This site has been ranked as a top investor site for bonds by Money, CNBC and Forbes. Excellent information for newcomers and data for experts.
- Smarty Pig
A free online piggy bank for people saving for specific financial goals like a wedding, a vacation or a flat-screen TV.
- Kansas Insurance Department
Offers help with finding an agent or company, finding laws, rates, requirements and forms. Learn about the Affordable Care Act and get ready for the next open enrollment period.
Kids and money
- The Mint
Packed with fun for kids, tips for teens, pointers for parents, and ideas for teachers. Activities, tests, challenges and learning.
Teaches critical thinking skills that will allow tweens to better analyze and interpret advertisement and marketing messages.
- ClassBrain: Lemonade Stand
You have 30 days to run a lemonade stand. See how much money you can make!
- Young Investors
Introduction to the Stock Market
- Edutopia: Money Lessons: A Guide to Financial-Literacy Resources
Downloadable lesson plans and online games that teach key concepts, broken down by grade level.