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Mind Your Money

Welcome to the library's multi-author blog and associated resources for increased financial literacy. 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

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Archived Recording of Basic Stock Valuation (Part 1)

An archived recording of Basic Stock Valuation: Advanced Financial Literacy (Part 1) is now available at https://hmcpl.adobeconnect.com/p2o3w77kwlg/. Please join us for Part 2 on January 29th! Read more about Archived Recording of Basic Stock Valuation (Part 1)

Basic Stock Valuation: Advanced Financial Literacy Classes 1/22/15 & 1/29/15 Downtown and Online

You want to take your money to a higher level in 2015. You're eager to buy individual stocks, but you just don’t know how to get started. Boost your investing know-how with a free two-part course at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library on 1/22/15 and 1/29/15. Our expert instructors will show you how to use basic stock investing tools, including Morningstar® Investment Research Center. Read more about Basic Stock Valuation: Advanced Financial Literacy Classes 1/22/15 & 1/29/15 Downtown and Online

80% of Survey Respondents Don't Know About Retirement Income Planning

A recent survey by the American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, Pa., noted that 2 in 10 people with incomes over $100k did not know how to plan for retirement. Another report says that "Americans fail to understand critical financial concepts, including interest compounding, inflation, and risk diversification, and these shortcomings are most acute for women, the less educated, and older individuals." Read more about 80% of Survey Respondents Don't Know About Retirement Income Planning

Preparing kids for the real financial world

Seventy of incoming college freshman told Daily Finance that they have never been taught basic financial literacy skills yet they are signing up for student loans, opening credit cards and making decisions that will have a serious impact on the rest of their lives. Read more about Preparing kids for the real financial world

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