Teen Consumer Scrapbook
Posted: March 28, 2012 at 9:45 am
Do you know a pre-teen / teenager / young adult who could benefit from some financial advice?
The Teen Consumer Scrapbook offers researched articles on how to rent an apartment, how to avoid financial scams, how to buy a used car, proper use of credit cards, how to finance a college education and more.
Value Line Investment Surveys
Posted: March 24, 2012 at 9:26 am
What is Value Line?
Value Line is a stock analysis newsletter that is updated weekly and kept by subscribers to the print edition in large green binders.
Happily, the Curtis Memorial Library is a subscriber to the print edition.
The binders are kept behind the reference desk. Please ask a librarian for assistance.
Value Line is best known for the Investment Survey, one of the most widely read investment services in the world. Value Line online offers the same one-sheet summary as the Investment Summary, but also includes more up to date information on the stocks covered, as well as stock screening, custom reports, industry information, historical data, and email alerts.
You can access Value Line online from within MARVEL! Maine’s Virtual Library:
NOTE: if you want to access Value Line online from home (or anywhere outside the library), you’ll need to sign in with the barcode on the back of your library card.
Posted: March 19, 2012 at 11:50 am
From the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission:
Here you’ll find links to a variety of federal government web sites offering education, guidance, tools, etc. on a broad range of personal finance topics.
This US government website’s goal is to provide a starting point for information intended by the US government to help improve the financial literacy and education of persons in the United States.
Posted: March 15, 2012 at 11:06 am
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (or FINRA) is a private corporation that acts as a self-regulatory organization.
Their website has information and tools for investors which include:
- Savings, loan and retirement calculators
- How to Avoid Investment Fraud
- Investment choices
- Market data
- Background checks on the credentials and history of people working as investment professionals
Learn how to manage your credit and debt
Posted: March 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm
On Wednesday, March 14, at 5:30pm, the Curtis Memorial Library’s Money Works for Women program conducted a program on Managing Credit and Debt, featuring Leslie Linfield, Esq., Executive Director and founder of the Institute for Financial Literacy. The Institute for Financial Literacy is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make effective financial literacy education available to all American adults.
The program focused on how to understand and manage credit and debt, and attendees were guided by a workbook, written by Ms. Linfield, which will be given free to all who attend. Ms. Linfield is a national authority on adult financial literacy education and consumer finance issues. A noted author, Ms. Linfield has published several books on personal finance, and regularly appears on television as a personal finance expert.
This was the final program in a year-long series of financial literacy events. If you attended, we would really appreciate it if you would take a few moments to give us your feedback on the program here.