Money Smart!

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign to help consumers learn to better manage their personal finances. Your library is a great place to find valuable resources anytime to help you be a Money Smarty!

Check out these helpful sites:

Money Smart offers links to lots of resources and guides for teaching children how to be smart about money.

“Investing for the Long Run” is an informative guide that can help you get a handle on your financial health. Topics include creating a budget you can live with, fifty ways to cut expenses and five steps to an organized financial life.

“Be a Money Smarty” is a high-energy video in which experts share their top tips. In this entertaining and informative lightning-round format, you’ll get the latest, up-to-date information on today’s hottest money topics, including how to:

  • Establish, Use and Maintain Credit
  • Manage Debt
  • Avoid Scams, Fraud, Identity Theft
  • Understand Annuities and Long-term Care Insurance
  • Get Control Over Your Money


Morningstar Investment Research Center provides independent, in-depth research and recommendations on 11,000 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and 950 exchange traded funds. The format is user-friendly and includes an investment education section.