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April is National Financial Literacy Month! Aren’t you excited?

Courtesy TeeratasI am well aware that money . . .

how to get it, 

and what to do with it, once you have it . . .

isn’t the most fascinating topic for all of us. However, it is one of those necessary evils, and it’s best that we all are well versed and aware of the resources out there, regarding all things money.

Since librarians are all about making research easy for everyone, see below for a list of selected FREE resources for you to use in your journey toward financial literacy.

It All Adds Up Site

Sponsored by American Express, this website is for teens who want to prepare for their financial futures. The web site contains online games and simulations to help students learn about credit management, buying a car, paying for college, budgeting, saving, and investing.

Not Your Parents Money Book: Making, Saving, and Spending Your Own Money by Jean Chatzky.

This book covers personal finances, describing ways to make, save, and spend money responsibly.


Occupational Outlook Handbook

Check out this site, maintained by the federal government, to take a look at what you need to do to prepare to enter the world of your dream job, and what you can expect once you get there!


Quick Cash for Teens: Be Your Own Boss and Make Big Bucks by Peter G. Bielagus

This is your guide to starting your own business – from finding your niche to developing a business plan, this one covers it all.


Top 100 Careers Without a Four-Year Degree: Your Complete Guidebook to Good Jobs in Many Fields by Laurence Sharkin, Ph.D

See this title to start with your skills and figure out what career is right for you.  The information inside is based on the Occupational Outlook Handbook – more information of that resource above.

That’s all for now!

~LeeAnn

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