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Mind Your Money - Smart investing@your library®: Overview

This guide details library and web resources in support of the Smart investing@your library® grant. The grant funds the library's Mind Your Money financial literacy and personal investment information resources program.

Mind Your Money

Mind Your Money is a financial literacy and personal investment information resources program provided by the Library.  The program provides reliable, unbiased resources for financial information and education. 

This program is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library®, a partnership with the American Library Association.  Each page of this guide focuses on the needs of investors and provides the information resources that the Library maintains on financial and investment topics for investors.

In addition to this library guide, review the updated postings from the Library's Mind Your Money blog listed below.

Let's Talk Money!

As part of the Mind Your Money program, the Library will present personal finance and investment classes instructed by professional financial experts. The four-part series will cover topics from budgeting to stocks and bonds, investment tools and savings plans.  Please consult the Library's Mind Your Money blog for details about the class and to submit any questions concerning the program.

In addition to this library guide, review the updated postings from the Library's Mind Your Money blog listed below.

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Morningstar's Investor Podcasts

These podcasts focus on investing insights from Morningstar, Inc. Morningstar is a leading provider of independent investment research and provides data on investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals. See this library guide's page titled Morningstar's Investment Research Center for details on how to use their investment research database.

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Web Resource: FINRA - Getting Started

FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.) is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation of the securities industry.  FINRA is not part of the government.  FINRA is an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly.

One of FINRA's main goals is to protect the investing public through information and educational tools to build financial knowledge.  Select any link below to learn more about that topic.

Marketplace Money Podcasts

Marketplace Money from American Public Media is a weekly hour-long program hosted by Tess Vigeland on the topics of personal finance, money, retirement, and health care.

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