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Personal Finance Resources

by Ron Kurtus (revised 1 March 2016)

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


Thanks to Kelly Campbell of Educator Labs and Caroline Hampton of Open Educators for suggested resources.


Money 101 - Good basic tips from

Want to Be a Millionaire? - Teens and their Money Articles from

The Mint - Financial tips for kids, parents and teachers from Northwestern Mutual Insurance Co.

MoneyWise - Information on personal finance from Great Britain

SavingsGuide - Personal finance from Australia

Financial Literacy For Kids and Teens! - Good list of resources

Personal Finance Guide for People with Disabilities

The Deal Room - In-depth information and news related to the finance industry and useful advice for professionals

Earning money

College and Education - List of articles from Yahoo-Finance

Career and Work - List of articles from Yahoo-Finance

Saving and investing

Basics of Saving and Investing - From

401(k) Guide for Users - From Yahoo-Finance

Want to Be a Millionaire? - Benefits of saving and compound interest

Stocks for Teens to Consider - Investing from

13 Steps to Investing - Tips from

How to Invest in Stocks: 101 Tips For Beating The Market - Investing Tips 360

Borrowing money

Looking for student loan relief - Advice from

Spending and budgeting

Banking and Budgeting - List of articles from Yahoo-Finance

Budgeting Worksheets


Credit & Credit Cards - Basics from

7 things you must know about credit cards -

Student Credit Cards - From Credit Card Insider

For parents

Helping Kids Get Smart About Money - Blog with good articles

Kids And Money - Blog

For the classroom

Money Quizzes from

Finance in the Classroom: Lesson Plans and Activities

Financial Literacy Lesson Plans from

Financial Literacy and Real Estate Investment Lesson Plans



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


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



You can use these resources to find out information on handling your money.

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