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Personal Finance Resources

by Ron Kurtus (revised 26 February 2017)

The following references and resources provide information on personal finance issues for both adults and young people.

 



Basics

Money 101 - Good basic tips from CNNMoney.com

Want to Be a Millionaire? - Teens and their Money Articles from MotleyFool.com

MoneyWise - Information on personal finance from Great Britain

SavingsGuide - Personal finance from Australia

The Deal Room - In-depth information and news related to the finance industry and useful advice for professionals

Financial literacy

Financial Literacy For Kids and Teens! - Good list of resources

Students and Financial Literacy

The Mint - Financial tips for kids, parents and teachers from Northwestern Mutual Insurance Co.

Ultimate Guide to Financial Literacy - For kids, teens, adults, and seniors

How to Teach Your Children to be Financially Smart in the Digital Age

Earning money

College and Education - List of articles from Yahoo-Finance

Career and Work - List of articles from Yahoo-Finance

Saving and investing

Basics of Saving and Investing - From HowToTradeStocks.org

401(k) Guide for Users - From Yahoo-Finance

Want to Be a Millionaire? - Benefits of saving and compound interest

Stocks for Teens to Consider - Investing from MotleyFool.com

13 Steps to Investing - Tips from MotleyFool.com

How to Invest in Stocks: 101 Tips For Beating The Market - Investing Tips 360

Save for Everyday Life - Tips from Power Over Life

Borrowing money

Looking for student loan relief - Advice from CNNMoney.com

Spending and budgeting

Banking and Budgeting - List of articles from Yahoo-Finance

Budgeting Worksheets

Credit

Credit & Credit Cards - Basics from About.com

7 things you must know about credit cards - CreditCards.com

Student Credit Cards - From Credit Card Insider

How To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

Credit Card Calculator: Fixed V's Minimum Payment - From GoodCalculators.com

Seniors and those with Disabilities

Personal Finance Guide for People with Disabilities

Savings Guide for People with Disabilities

For parents

Kids And Money - Blog

For the classroom

Money Quizzes from MyMoney.gov

Finance in the Classroom: Lesson Plans and Activities

Financial Literacy Lesson Plans from USmint.gov

Financial Literacy and Real Estate Investment Lesson Plans

Books

Selection of Best Investing Books of All Time - thewaystowealth.com

Basic

Personal Finance for Dummies by Eric Tyson; Wiley (2012)
Sound and practical advice for those who want to get control over their personal financial lives

Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets About Money That You Don't Learn in School! by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter; Little, Brown Young Readers (2009)
Unique approach to how to think about accumulating wealth and about having money work for the earner

The Motley Fool's Guide to Couples and Cash: How to Handle Money with Your Honey by Dayana Yochim; Motley Fool (2003)
This guide shows couples how to make money an asset, not a liability, in their relationship

Don't Spend Your Raise : And 59 Other Money Rules You Can't Afford to Break by Dara Duguay; McGraw-Hill Trade (2002)
A survival guide for young adults to turn financial chaos into financial order

50 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Personal Finances: How to Spend Less, Save More, and Make the Most of What You Have by Ilyce R. Glink; Three Rivers Press
Basics of personal finances, even if you've never thought about how to save money or plan for your retirement

Complete Idiot's Guide to Money for Teens by Susan Shelly; Alpha Books (2001)
Provides information about how to get money, how to save it and how to spend it, and provides tips for budgeting, starting a business, and investing.

Top-rated books on Personal Finances

Investing

Mutual Funds for Dummies by Eric Tyson; Wiley (2010)
A guide for the average investor to cutting through the confusion around mutual funds

The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias; Harvest Books (2011)
Packed with ideas about stocks, living beneath your means, tax planning, retirement, and just about everything else in the financial world

The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens : 8 Steps to Having More Money Than Your Parents Ever Dreamed Of by David Gardner and Tom Gardner; Fireside (2002)
Founders of the multimedia investment company The Motley Fool, demystify the stock market by describing and defining mutual funds, banking practices, IRAs, and drip investing

Miscellaneous

Summary

You can use these resources to find out information on handling your money.



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