Next to physical health, financial health is the most important aspect of one’s life. Take advantage of these resources to learn more about financial literacy.
Healthy, Wealthy, Wise is the Library’s program designed to help build better families through financial literacy. Our events and activities are created for four specific groups:
- Older Adults
- SmartAboutMoney.org – National Endowment for Financial Education personal finance education site
- Benefits.gov (Georgia) – Overview of federal benefits available in the state of Georgia.
- mymoney.gov – Federal site offering advice on budgeting, saving, home ownership, and more
- 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy – Financial advice organized by life stages
- Budget Worksheets – Printable budget worksheets for households, vacation, retirement, and more
- Free Credit Report – Get a free annual credit report
- Federal Trade Commission – Consumer information about credit
- AARP – Financial information for seniors
- Military Families – Financial information for military families from FINRA
- www.fdic.govFind out how FDIC deposit insurance works and determine if your savings and investments are insured. Learn about Consumer Protection including credit and debit card issues.
- www.fdic.gov/edie/index.htmlCalculate your FDIC insurance coverage
- www.bankrate.comCompare interest rates for checking, savings accounts, prepaid cards, credit cards, secured credit cards and other loans. Calculate your estimated payments.
- www.interest.comCompare interest rates on CD savings, auto loans, and credit cards and more. Calculate your estimated payments
- www.foxway.comFree budget planning worksheets
- www.creditcardguide.comCompare credit card offers and costs. Helps you to find the “best” credit card for you
- www.calculatorweb.com/Determine credit card payment schedules
- http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/moneymatters/credit-cards.shtmlHelpful information about credit cards and debt as well as credit card scams and how to avoid them.
- http://www.usdirectexpress.com/edcfdtclient/index.htmlA Prepaid Debit Card for Social Security Recipients who do not have bank accounts. A safe, easy way for them to access payments.
Provides a basic guide to navigating the credit card process.
A consumers guide to credit reports and credit scores, a credit card repayment calculator and more.
- http://www.helpwithmybank.gov/Answers and solutions for most banking and credit card issues.
- mint.com – manage your banking, spending, and saving from one site.
- http://www.themint.org – provides tools to help parents as well as educators teach children to manage money wisely and develop good financial habits
- America Saves – Saving tips and links to help you save for cars, homes, emergencies, and more
- Feed The Pig – Saving tips, resources, articles, and podcasts relating to personal finance
- FINRA Foundation – Step-by-step guides to investing
- FINRA – Investment calculators, market data, and investor education
- Financial Literacy for Teens – Links regarding financial decision making, resume development, money management, saving, investing, etc.
- http://www.themint.org/teens – provides tools to help parents as well as educators teach children to manage money wisely and develop good financial habits
- http://jumpstart.org/ – a coalition of diverse financial education stakeholders. These organizations work together to educate and prepare our nation’s youth for life-long financial success.
- Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions (formerly Credability) – Budget, credit, and debt counseling service