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    Round Up: Financial Literacy

    by Meghan Kowalski on 2024-04-17T08:00:00-04:00 | 0 Comments

    April is Financial Literacy Month! Money decisions impact every part of our life - from funding tuition, planning for retirement, or making a big purchase. Financial literacy empowers us to make better informed decisions and work toward our goals with confidence. In this post, we're sharing some great resources highlighting the importance of understanding and management our finances effectively.


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    Cover ArtIDentity Series by Farnoosh Torabi
    Financial Literacy addresses the most critical financial issues facing students and more importantly, how to manage them. It offers helpful information and practical advice to guide students to make better financial choices. From student loans to credit cards and budgeting, the author speaks directly to students and encourages them to think and act proactively about their finances. This makes it easy to start healthy conversations and provide problem-solving lessons around money. Torabi understands how to effectively communicate on money and financial responsibility grounded in years of experience working with college students.  
    Cover ArtFinancial Basics by Susan KNOX
    Students are confronted with major financial decisions as they enter college, and yet they have little experience with personal finance. Their decisions, if not well made, could adversely affect them throughout their lives. This book is meant to empower students at the beginning of their financial lives with basic, straightforward information on managing bank accounts, creating spending plans, determining how much they can afford to pay for college, making student-loan decisions, establishing a credit history, and other money-management options. This 2nd edition updates changes in online banking, smartphone apps, credit cards, and student loans but retains basic financial information that ensures students won't learn about money the hard way. A chapter for parents has been added so they can help their students become financially knowledgeable, and it includes advice for parents about making decisions related to college costs. In addition, a chapter for grandparents contains suggestions on how to help college-bound grandchildren--financially and in other ways--without endangering their own financial security. A basic investments chapter is included for first-time investors. The intent of Financial Basics is to enhance student readers' financial knowledge and provide money-management options for finding their own best way to become masters of their money.
    Cover ArtMilitary Finances by Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott; Don Philpott
    Military Finances is essential reading for any soldier, veteran, or military family member concerned with their financial future. Members of the military often have a tough time handling their finances, whether it be while serving active duty or when returning to civilian life; and our uncertain economy and job market only magnify those issues. Many serving in the military are young, with little or no training in financial affairs, and face frequent deployments and relocations--all of which can wreak havoc on a person's finances. This book provides a one-stop guide to navigating the many financial questions facing today's military in all phases of service: Active duty Preparing for transition or retirement And post-military lives and careers It covers general financial planning along with many specific aspects of money management vital to military members and their families, proving an indispensable and informative resource for those who fight to defend our freedoms every day, and have for generations.
    Cover ArtPersonal Finance by Barbara Friedberg (Editor)
    This jargon-free resource explains the who, what, why, and where of contemporary personal finance in simple, easy-to-grasp language, covering the key people, events, terms, tools, policies, and products that make up modern money management. The ideal roadmap to 21st-century financial literacy, this layman's encyclopedia discusses ideas, concepts, events, and people that inform money management and personal finance. It explains the intricacies of things like investing, saving, debt, credit, and mortgages, and it drills down into complexities like the difference between 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans. Entries invite the reader to explore common financial topics, such as seeking credit counseling, using credit cards, buying a home, and choosing insurance. Issues such as identity theft, derivatives, and taxes are explored as well. The unique work is topically organized with contributions from both academics and financial professionals. Entries are augmented by entertaining sidebar anecdotes and a glossary, and there is a useful feature that connects readers to online sources, enabling them to keep up with this fast-changing field. A one-stop resource ideal for individuals seeking to understand personal finance, this book will also prove valuable to students taking courses in finance and economics. All readers will come away better equipped to profit from money management and more skilled at making smart financial decisions.
    Cover ArtStacked by Joe Saul-Sehy; Emily Guy Birken
    From the money nerds behind the award-winning Stacking Benjamins podcast, a new kind of personal finance book to get your house in order. Rich. Wealthy. Well-heeled. Moneyed. Affluent. Not bad--but why not get Stacked instead? If you've ever dreamed of a basic philosophy of money that'll help you live bigger, be bolder, and laugh harder, you need this book.   In these uncertain times, the basics matter more than ever. But for most of us, concepts such as investing, budgeting, and getting out of debt just don't float our boats (or 150-foot yachts)--and so we put them off longer than we should. Joe Saul-Sehy and Emily Guy Birken are here to tell you that personal finance can be a lot more fun than you think. (No haberdashery, maritime knowledge, or specialized flatware required.)   Learn about everything from side hustles, to hiring a legit financial adviser, to planning for emergencies, to what's new and exciting--and actually worth your time--in financial apps and software. If you're looking for the same old get-rich-quick clichés, avocado toast shaming, or alphabet soup of incomprehensible financial terms, you won't find them here. Instead, Saul-Sehy and Birken take you step by step along the way to financial success, with their signature blend of shrewd financial information and wacky humor.
    Cover ArtYour Money and Your Life by Robert Aliber
    Your Money and Your Life helps readers to make the right financial decisions, at the right time of their lives, in an efficient and cost effective way with an eye towards today's economic environment.





    Planet Money - Wanna see a trick? Give us any topic and we can tie it back to the economy. At Planet Money, we explore the forces that shape our lives and bring you along for the ride. Don't just understand the economy – understand the world.

    Afford Anything - Afford Anything is a movement rooted in one ideaYou can afford anything, but not everything — and that’s true not only for your money, but also your time, focus, energy and attention.

    Money for the Rest of Us - Money for the Rest of Us is a podcast about money, how it works, how to invest it, and how to live without worrying about it.

    Brown Ambition - Brown Ambition is a weekly conversation between two successful women of color dealing with topics of professional and financial ambition, will and so much more. 

    The Ramsey Show - The Ramsey Show believes you can build wealth and take control of your life—no matter what stupid mistakes you've made with money.


    Websites - The Financial Literacy and Education Commission's vision is of sustained financial well-being for all individuals and families in the U.S. In furtherance of this vision, the Commission sets strategic direction for policy, education, practice, research, and coordination so that all Americans make informed financial decisions.

    Financial Literacy Resource Directory - The Financial Literacy Resource Directory provides information on financial literacy and education resources for consumers of all ages. “Financial literacy” describes the skills, knowledge and tools that equip people to make individual financial decisions and actions to attain their goals; this may also be known as financial capability, especially when paired with access to financial products and services. - The National Association of Investment Clubs, or NAIC, was founded in 1951. Since then the name was changed to the National Association of Investors, doing business as BetterInvesting. BetterInvesting is dedicated to providing a program of sound investment information, education and support that helps create successful lifetime investors. Learn more about how our mission and investing methodology has helped millions of people become better, more informed investors. 

    Managing My Money OERu Course - The free Open University course Managing my money is a course in personal financial management. It covers financial planning, budgeting, debt management, investments, housing, pension planning and insurance.

    MoneyGeek - Improving your financial situation requires smart choices. MoneyGeek provides free, expert-driven advice and personalized tools to help you feel on top of your finances.

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