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Personal Finance Resources

by Ron Kurtus (updated 9 December 2022)

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


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Money Essentials - From

Financial Planning - From

How to Choose a Bank After College - Compares the different types of banks with the different types of accounts that they offer. From

Ultimate Guide to Personal Finance

How Much Is it? - Typical Costs of Items and Services

Definitive Guide to Paying Less Tax

Practical Financial Skills to Manage Money - Related to mental health

Estate Planning for Millennials - From

Personal Finances Guides - From

Resources for Single Moms - From

Tax Form Library - From

Where most people learn about finances - From

Financial Literacy

Banking and Financial Literacy for Kids and Teens - (Thanks to Sarah for the resource)

Students and Financial Literacy -

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

Financial Advice Every College Grad Needs to Have - From

Understanding Financial Literacy - Advice for high school students

Glossary of accounting terms and phrases -

For kids

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

Kids And Money - Blog

Kid's Money - Various lessons for financial education

Saving and investing

Basics of Saving and Investing - From

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

Basics of Stock Trading - 38 lessons

How Much Should I Have in My 401K? - From Turbo-Intuit

What is 1 oz. of Gold Worth? - From

Learn more how to read stocks - From

Avoiding Investing Mistakes - From Intuit Mint Life

How to Develop Healthy Money Habits - From

Money Saving Tips for College Students - From

Screening Rental Tenants -

How to Make a Budget - From

How to Know What Stocks to Buy -

Access to alternative investments -

College Student’s and Graduate’s Guide to Investments - From


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Borrowing money

Compare Reviews for Personal Loans -

Residential Hard Money Lender

Compare personal and car loans - Personal finance from Australia

Home Loans for Single Mothers - From

Home loans for self-employed business owners -

Student loans

Looking for student loan relief - Advice from

Best Private Student Loans - Info and list from

9 Best Private Student Loans

10 Best Companies for Student Loan Refinancing -

Debt Guide for Students - From

Guide for Helping College Students Overcome Student Debt

How To Refinance Student Loans -

Student Loan Forgiveness - From

Buying a House With Student Loan Debt -

Student Loan Rates - From

Spending and budgeting

Budgeting Worksheets

Student Discounts Guide - From

Best Student Loan Consolidation Lenders - Fron

Finding Discounts for Students - From

Money Management for College Students

Building an Emergency Fund

Can I Afford to Move Out? - First Apartment Checklist

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Managing debt

Paying Off Debt -

Tax Debt and Mental Health - From

Manage Types of Debt

Using PayPal

How to Use PayPal on Amazon

How Does PayPal Work on eBay? - From

How PayPal Works - From

PayPal Help

Purchasing a house

Effects of Smoking on the Value of Your House

Equipment Breakdown vs Home Warranty

Guide for Single-Parent Homebuyers - From

Increase the Value of Your Home

Credit cards

Credit Card Glossary - Definitions of credit card terms

Credit & Debt 101 - From

7 things you must know about credit cards -

How To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

The Cost of a Bad Credit Score - From Syracuse University

For Students

Student Credit Cards - From Credit Card Insider

Best Student Credit Cards - From

Credit Cards for College Students - From

Credit Check: The 17-Year Old’s Guide to Credit Prep

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What Happens To My Car When I File Bankruptcy?


Insurance - Wikipedia

Insurance policy

Auto insurance

Vehicle insurance - Wikipedia

Compare Car Insurance Quotes -

Auto Insurance Claims In Texas - Information

Life insurance

Types of Life Insurance - Insurance Professionals of Arizona

Does Life Insurance Cover Suicide?

Life Insurance - From

Term vs. Whole Life Insurance -

People with Disabilities

Personal Finance Guide for People with Disabilities

Savings Guide for People with Disabilities

5 Money Saving Ideas for People With Disabilities

Discounts for People with Disabilities

Mortgages And Home Loans For People With Disabilities -

Housing Resources for People With Disabilities - From

Financial guide: Helping your child with a disability -

Grants and assistance

Grants for Single Mothers

Financial Help for Single Mothers - Listing of sources

Grants for Native Americans - Comprehensive listing

Free Grants for Women - Financial assistance

Free Grants for Veterans

Free Grants for ex-Felons

Financial Help for Single Parents - from

How to Get a Scholarship - from Education Loan Finance

For the classroom

Finance in the Classroom: Lesson Plans and Activities

Financial Literacy and Real Estate Investment Lesson Plans

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Selection of Best Investing Books of All Time -


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


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



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