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Financial Literacy Library Guide: Students

Financial Literacy Publications for College Students

40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know * (2015)
National Endowment for Financial Education. Helps students get organized and offers tips on financial aid, checking accounts, spending plans, dorms and apartments, savings, jobs and debt.

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy: Student Budget
Designed to help students understand their expenses and income while attending a university, college or other full-time educational institution. The calculator allows you to input expenses and income for an eight-month school year from September through April.

Building Wealth: A Beginner’s Guide to Securing Your Financial Future * (2016)
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Introductory guidance to individuals and families seeking help to develop a plan for building personal wealth.

Bank of America: Student Banking
Learn about checking & savings, mobile banking, credit cards, and college planning.

CashCourse: Your Real-Life Money Guide
Online personal finance tools to help you build real-life-ready financial skills.

Center for Student Credit Card Education: The ABCs of Credit Card Finance
Dedicated to improving the credit card literacy of America’s students. “The ABCs of Credit Card Finance” teaches college and college bound students how to wisely choose and responsible use a credit card.

College Credit for Life: Financial Literacy Video and Toolkit
Introduces students to lessons surrounding the temptations and responsible use of credit cards.

Destination University: A Guide to College for Students and Their Families* (Spanish)
Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Don't Get Debt$lapped: Your Guide to Smartly Financing Your Education
Videos and guides that can help you manage your debt and your money.

Feed the Pig
Helpful tools, articles, tips and other resources to help on your path to financial stability.

Financial Avenue
Teaches students and young consumers about smart money management and a variety of topics that affect their personal finances.

Focus on Finances: Preparing for Your Future * (2013)
Federal Trade Commission. Print copies of this publication are available for free in the Maag Library lobby.

How to Establish, Use, and Protect Your Credit *
Federal Reserve System publication.

Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
National coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources.
Jump$tart’s Reality Check
Student calculator that tells how much income you will need when you are on your own to support the lifestyle you want.

Kiplinger: A Grad’s Guide to the Real World
Shows students how to start out on the right foot and gives parents the tools to point their kids in the best financial direction.

MappingYourFuture.org
Goal is to help students plan for higher education by offering reliable and unbiased money management advice and counseling.

Mission Possible: The Toolkit That Helps You Plan and Pay for College * (2010)
The SallieMae Fund. Useful tools, forms, checklists and financial aid information that students can use as they prepare for college.

Money 101 Student Workbook: A Crash Course in Better Money Management for College Students *
 (2010) Basics of budgeting, spending, online banking and understanding credit.

Money Manual: Personal financial guide from Hispanic Scholarship Fund and National Endowment for Financial Education focusing on managing your money for a college education and beyond.

     ♦ Introduction *
     ♦ Chapter 1 *
     ♦ Chapter 2 *
     ♦ Chapter 3 Part 1 * / Chapter 3 Part 2 *
     ♦ Chapter 4 Part 1 * Chapter 4 Part 2 *

Moneytopia: The Big Dream
FINRA Investor Education Foundation. In this game your goal is to successfully manage your money throughout life, until you finally achieve your Big Dream.

Pathways to Getting Ahead * (2003)
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston & Brandeis University. This booklet is about making choices that can move you along the path toward the economic future you want for yourself.

Right on the Money: Financial Know-How for College Students * (2011)
Washington State Department of Financial Institutions. Helps high school and college students become savvy money managers. Topics include checking accounts, savings, credit cards, financing college and more.

Student Credit Card Debt: A Survival Guide for Students
Student Credit Cards 101: A Guide to Credit Cards
CardRatings.com

Student's Guide to Personal Finance

Teens Guide to Money
Four major categories: Earning; Saving; Investing; Spending.

WhatsMyScore.org: Everything You Need to Know about Your Credit
Resources to help students learn the basics of financial management, including: budgeting, saving, paying for college, buying a car, getting a first job, protecting their identity and critically evaluating different loans.
Money Guides / Money Guides Downloads


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