Personal Finance

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.

Online resources

  • 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


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