Financial Literacy Month

April has been designated Financial Literacy Month in the United States of America. Learning about your personal finances and how to manage them can be daunting. There is so much information out there, where do you start? Here are two resources that can help. is a website funded by the government that takes you through what they call the five principles (Earn, Save & Invest, Protect, Spend, Borrow) and explains each. You can also look at what to do for big life events, such as buying a house, getting married, having a baby, and starting a business. This website is a great resource to get a good look at how personal finances work.

Here is a video from Films On Demand that help explain personal finance concepts so you can start understanding and getting a handle on your own finances. This video covers budgeting, saving, understanding how your insurance works, and scams to avoid. Log in with your WebAdvisor to view the video.

Interested in a different topic? There are more videos available about all kinds of personal finance and more at Films On Demand.

About Courtney Bippley

Courtney is a Reference Librarian at the Main Campus Library. Her favorite genres are fantasy and science fiction. She loves dogs, coffee, and dancing.