Personal Finances

Teen Guide to Personal Financial Management

By Marjolijn Bijlefeld and Sharon K. Zoumbaris

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Provides a basic understanding of how to manage money to help plan financial futures. Very comprehensive, the authors want to help parents and teachers find ways to teach young people how to handle their finances. "A Budget: Your Friend for Life," and "In Over Your Head" are especially helpful chapters, but the book also features quizzes and a 15-page listing of educational, governmental, and financial resources and web sites.

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Rich Dad, Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets About Money, That You Don't Learn in School!

By Robert T. Kiyosaki

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This special just-for-teens edition builds a foundation of self-confidence from which readers can realize their dreams of financial security in an increasingly challenging and unreliable job market. Teen-friendly advice, examples, sidebars and straight talk will supplement all of Rich Dad's core advice: Work to learn, not to earn. Don't say "I can't afford it" - instead, say "How can I afford it? " And don't work for money - make money work for you! No matter how confident or "good in school" readers consider themselves to be, this makes financial intelligence available to all young people with its streamlined structure, clean design, and accessible voice.

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Real World Math: Money & Other Numbers in Your Life

By Donna Guthrie

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A guide outlining how math is used in everyday situations such as banking, using credit, and buying a car. Offers tips on ways to avoid problems with money.

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Please Send Money. A Financial Survival Guide for Young Adults on Their Own

By Dara Duguay

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Written by a money management expert, this book can save young adults from financial ruin. Please Send Money is filled with dozens of real-life stories of young people, chronicling their money mistakes and offering prescriptive advice on how others can control their own financial destinies.

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Pay Yourself First: The African American Guide to Financial Success and Security: Your Easy Steps to Making and Saving More Money

By Jesse B. Brown

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"Achieve your financial freedom with step-by-step instructions from award-winning investment manager Jesse B. Brown. Discover the easy-to-follow, down-to-earth secret to living your dreams, whether it's buying a new home, buying a new car, sending your children to college, retiring rich, or going on that once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Pay Yourself First is a must-have reference guide for all African Americans who want to experience their own financial security. If you make less than $30,000 a year--or if you are simply a first-time investor--here is your financial "411" on: * How to get out of debt and stay out of debt permanently * How to avoid the most common mistakes people make with their money * How to put time and money to work for you instead of against you * Everything you need to know about today's best investment options, including IRAs, insurance, stocks, bonds, and mutual funds"

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Money Management for College Students

By Karin R. O'Callaghan

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Money makes the world go 'round -- Bank on it -- Understanding your money -- Credit cards are the chocolate in your financial diet -- How much debt is too much debt? -- Use your money wisely -- "Budget" is not a four-letter word -- The A-B-Cs of making money work for you -- The future is now.

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Don't Spend Your Raise: and 59 Other Money Rules You Can't Afford to Break

By Dara Duguay

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Don't Spend Your Raise, by one of America's leading advocates for personal finance education, offers young people in college or just starting out in the real world practical, doable "money rules" to help them handle their money more wisely and dramatically increase their personal wealth.

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Broke! A College Student's Guide to Getting by on Less

By Supurna Banerjee, editor

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"Want to know the secret to living on less while having a great time at college? College students give you the scoop on: How to save money on housing and food Earning fast cash (legally of course!) Managing a budget Scoring a great travel deal and much more! Benefit from their wisdom...and learn from their mistakes... ."

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Money: Basic Steps to Avoid the #1 Conflict in Marriage

By Roger Gibson

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From his first (now) humorous story of spending decisions in the early days of his marriage to Kari, Roger explores several aspects of the money pitfalls in marriage, including debt management, investing, principals of being an effective manager, discovering your money personality, and balancing the differing spending habits of spouses.

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Value Line Now Online at Your Library

Manage your investments with information from our newest online database, Value Line - Expanded Library Edition.  All you need is a CRRL library card and access to the internet from anywhere in the world! 

Value Line includes a weekly online presentation of their Investment Survey, full-page reports with analyst commentaries, Timeliness™, Safety™ , and Technical™ ranks on over 3,500 large, small, and mid cap size companies, information and rankings on an additional 4,500 companies and three-to-five year projections of key financial measures, and concise, objective commentary on current operations and future prospects.

Need more info?  Try the Morningstar Investment Research Center, another online database of stock and mutual fund research, data, and analysis.  You can even track your own portfolio! 

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