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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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The Money Talk?

Did your family give you the "money talk" when you were a kid?

The fact is, most families do not sit down with their children and talk about money—how it’s earned, spent, invested or used. But that doesn’t mean that money lessons aren’t learned anyway. Our kids absorb through listening and observation. They know relative to their peers whether they have more (or fewer) toys and clothes, go on more vacations or have a bigger (or smaller) home. They form opinions, even without any formal discussion.

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

The 1st Step - Define Your Goals

Knowing how to secure your financial well-being is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. You don’t have to be a genius to do it. You just just need to know a few basics, form a plan, and be ready to stick to it. Read more about Roadmap to Saving and Investing

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:

    How to save for college or retirement when money is tight Read more about Order a FREE Financial Foundations Toolkit from USA.gov

April is Financial Literacy Month

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? Too many Americans are insufficiently educated about their personal finances.

Business Insider writes that the eighth annual NFCC survey of over 2,000 Americans found that: Read more about April is Financial Literacy Month

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