This week is Money Smart Week, and Brookens Library is highlighting some of our resources on budgeting, investing and personal finances.
Did you know that one in four Americans spends $11 or more on coffee every week? That adds up to $572 a year. Or that the average person spends more than 40 percent of their food budget on food away from home? Money Smart Week encourages us to look at our spending habits and reflect on the hidden costs of college, food and finances.
There are a lot of resources out there so if you are interested in honing your skills so you can pay your bills, here are a few to get you started:
- Student Money Management Center: Find webinars and campus events related to financial topics for college students.
- Ask CFBP: Find clear, unbiased answers to hundreds of financial questions.
- Paying for College: Find guides that can help you make informed financial decisions about how to pay for college and repay student debt.
Here are some books you can check out at Brookens Library:
- Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together: A step-by-step guide for how to go from being broke to becoming a financial badass.
- Big Money Thinks Small: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing: A veteran fund manager offers some simple steps on how to be a successful investor.
- The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated: This book is based on the idea that everything you need to know about money could fit on an index card.
- Pogue’s Basics: Money: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) About Beating the System: Here are more than two hundred tips and tricks for making financial management easier with insights into making and saving money while avoiding scams.
- Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties: From tackling taxes to boosting credit scores, this book is designed to guide young adults through the world of personal finance.