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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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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

FREE Financial Literacy classes available to the public at Madison's Hogan Family YMCA

We are incredibly excited to announce that our second set of public financial literacy classes will be held at Madison's Hogan Family YMCA!

These classes are taught by non-biased financial professionals or educators and are geared towards beginning investors in an effort to the provide information to help you begin creating effective investment strategies.

A light lunch will be served. Read more about FREE Financial Literacy classes available to the public at Madison's Hogan Family YMCA

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

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