Mind your Money

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

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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 »

$ave $teve

$ave $teve is an innovative, fun way for gamers of all ages to increase their financial literacy. With the help of the Krackle Botz, benevolent robots from another dimension, $teve gains financial knowledge, fiscal responsibility and investment insights on his adventure through secret laboratories and parallel universes. Read more »

Morningstar Announced 2013 U.S. Fund Manager of the Year Awards

Morningstar announced the nominees for its 2013 U.S. Fund Manager of the Year awards. The
awards acknowledge managers who not only delivered impressive performance in 2013,
but who have also delivered excellent long-term risk-adjusted returns, and have been
good stewards of fund shareholders' capital. To recognize outstanding fund managers
each year, Morningstar selects leaders in five strategies: domestic stock,
international stock, fixed income, alternatives, and allocation.

For the winners and related article to go: Read more »

Mind Your Money, Session 4

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Visit our Mind Your Money pages for more information about this series or contact mym [at] hmcpl [dot] org to register for this event.

Mind Your Money, Session 3

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Visit our Mind Your Money pages for more information about this series or contact mym [at] hmcpl [dot] org to register for this event.

Mind Your Money, Session 2

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Visit our Mind Your Money pages for more information about this series or contact mym [at] hmcpl [dot] org to register for this event.

Mind Your Money, Session 1

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Visit our Mind Your Money pages for more information about this series or contact mym [at] hmcpl [dot] org to register for this event.

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