Mind your Money

Investment 101 for the Military

The Library is partnering with organizations on Redstone Arsenal to offer free Investment 101 classes at two locations, open to all people with access to the Arsenal.

In September, Army Community Services will host the 4-part series on Mondays.  For more information, please contact Kathleen Riester at Kathleen [dot] k [dot] riester [dot] civ [at] mail [dot] mil -- registration is required! Read more »

Avengers Comic Teaches Mad Money Skills!

Join the Avengers and a special guest in this exciting educational comic about saving money and saving the day. The heroes team up to defeat Mole Man and his evil army, all while learning important financial skills. The action-packed comic features a budgeting worksheet, finance terms and more. Read more »

Morningstar's 5 Notable Interviews From 2014 Investment Conference

Morningstar's 5 Notable Interviews From 2014 Investment Conference

One-on-one interviews with some of the industry's best investing minds.  On June 18-20, the Morningstar Investment Conference brought together the most innovative minds in investing.  To view the videos and read the blogs from the conference select this link or the linked title above. Read more »

Investing for Your Kids

As a parent, you want to teach your children about investing because you understand that nothing can touch the sweetness of long-term growth.

The Motley Fool has a great page to help you get started, with a guide to help you answer many questions you may have about investing for your children.  Read more »

Morningstar Financial Literacy Online Presentation Series: Dividend Paying Stocks

Morningstar is excited to announce our new, live financial education series—free with your Morningstar Investment Research Center subscription available through the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.  You will need your library card number and password/PIN. Read more »

Roadmap to Saving and Investing

Roadmap to Saving and Investing

Navigate your way through the Roadmap to Saving and Investing with this interactive map from Investor.gov Read more »

Stretch Your Travel Dollar

Got a yen to hit the road this summer? Bargain-basement deals are hard to find at the height of the season, but there are ways to stretch your travel dollar.  Here's the rub: Saving money on summer travel means a lot of homework. Plus, if you're locked into specific travel dates it will limit your ability to slash costs. 

Read more about how to save on travel in The Tricks to Traveling Cheaply article from the Wall Street Journal.

Order a FREE Financial Foundations Toolkit from USA.gov

Remember when you made that promise to yourself to get a better handle on your finances this year?  Well April is the perfect time to reassess your progress on your money goals as part of Financial Literacy Month.

Order our FREE Financial Foundations Toolkit to from USA.gov (http://promotions.usa.gov/financial-literacy.html) get the advice and confidence you need to make sound money decisions. This toolkit will teach you: Read more »

10 Money Saving Grocery Tips

Here are 10 money saving tips to try out while you go grocery shopping:

1. Don't center every meal around meat

2. Use coupons

3. Make a list-- and stick to it

4. Don't be afraid to buy store brand

5. Buy in bulk

6. Compare unit price

7. Watch register for incorrect prices

8. Shop seasonal

9. Plan menus

10. Don't shop when you are hungry


Report: Nearly 63 percent of Alabama households have almost no emergency savings (poll)

A recent report by the nonprofit Corporation for Enterprise Development in Washington, D.C. says 62.7 percent of Alabama households are financially insecure. Read more »

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