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Financial Literacy Library Guide

Well before leaving college to begin their careers, students should take steps to improve and develop their financial literacy. In today’s complex world, young adults can find themselves victims of credit card and student loan scams or of identity theft before they even have a chance to give serious thought to their financial futures. Fortunately, due in large part to the ongoing economic crisis, financial literacy and economic education are beginning to receive much more attention. Many government agencies, associations, financial institutions, and educators are providing the information and tools that young people (beginning in grade school) need to map out a successful financial path for themselves. Included within this guide are many useful resources (print, electronic, web-based…) that will help educate you in personal finance. While the focus in selecting the resources on this guide is young adults and college students, the information provided will also help you plan far ahead into your financial future and improve your economic well-being.

For stock market and investing information, see Maag’s Finance: Investing Library Guide.

Special Libraries Association June 2010 Conference:
Business & Finance Division Poster Presentation:

Off to a Good Start! Librarian and Faculty Collaboration on Financial Literacy:

  • Presentation Poster
  • Presentation Handout
  • Financial Literacy Guide Survey
  • Graph: Financial Literacy Guide Usage Statistics
  • Graph: Would you use this format?
  • Graphs:
    • Have you used Maag Library’s Business Guides and/or Class Pages before now in your coursework?
    • Have you used Maag’s Financial Literacy Guide before now?
    • Have you searched the Web for personal finance information?
    • Will this guide make you MORE likely to search for personal finance information?
  • Graphs:
    • How important is it for students to educate themselves about personal finance BEFORE graduating?
    • Are you interested in locating resources to help plan for your financial future?
    • Do you believe Maag should add more PRINT books to Reference & General Collections?
    • Will you return to the Financial Literacy Guide in the future for personal finance information?