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Personal Finance Resources

by Ron Kurtus (revised 28 June 2018)

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

Use these resources to help your understanding of the material.



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 Planning - From TheBalance.com

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

Ultimate Guide to Personal Finance

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

Definitive Guide to Paying Less Tax

Best Personal Finance Software - From Reviews.com

Financial Tools & Resources - From Debt Reduction Services

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

Financial Advice Every College Grad Needs to Have - From Fundera.com

Understanding Financial Literacy - Advice for high school students

Home Buyer's Guide - From Quicken Loans

Saving and investing

Basics of Saving and Investing - From HowToTradeStocks.org

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

Compare Reviews for Personal Loans - ConsumerAffairs.com

Best Private Student Loans - Info and list from USNews.com

Best Private Student Loans – Top 24 from Credible.com

9 Best Companies for Student Loan Refinancing - Credible.com

Spending and budgeting

Budgeting Worksheets

Student Discounts Guide - From DealHack.com

Best Student Loan Consolidation Lenders - Fron USNew.com

Credit cards

Credit Card Glossary - Definitions of credit card terms

Credit & Debt 101 - From TheBalance.com

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

Student Credit Cards - From Credit Card Insider

Best Student Credit Cards - From USNews.com

Credit Cards for College Students - From WalletHub.com

How To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

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

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Calculators - Cost of bankruptcy in Canada

The Canadian Insolvency Guide - Guidebook

Seniors and those with Disabilities

Personal Finance Guide for People with Disabilities

Savings Guide for People with Disabilities

For parents

Kids And Money - Blog

Grants for Single Mothers

For the classroom

Finance in the Classroom: Lesson Plans and Activities

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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