Money Matters is dedicated to providing basic financial information to help people better manage their finances, and help to clear up financial mistakes made in the past. Money Matters will also help those just starting out, those looking to invest, and those who are seeking general financial information.
- Class Handouts
- Basic Financial Literacy
- Calculators & Tools
- Saving & Investing
We've purchased lots of books about managing your money, saving money, planning for retirement and more.
Click on the class title to see the slide show for each class.
- Class 1: Introduction
- Class 2: Budgets
- Class 3: Banking
- Class 4: Credit
- Class 5: Credit Score
- Class 6: Planning Ahead
Basic Financial Literacy
Mymoney.gov - is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. There are links to reliable and trustworthy information on budgeting, credit, home buying, retirement and more.
Life Stages - Financial information on the many stages of life: childhood, marriage, retirement, even sandwich generation and life crisis.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension - web sites, publications and programs from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Topics include financial literacy, credit and financial planning.
AARP - offers links and articles on work, retirement, scams and more.
CredAbilityU - sponsored by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Atlanta, CredAbilityU offers free online classes, webinars and podcasts classes, plus lots of great calculators and other tools.
Calculators & Tools
FINRA - provides a variety of tools and calculators.
Credit Card Repayment Calculator - from the Federal Reserve System
AnnualCreditReport.com - This is the only official site for free credit reports. Please read the article at the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs webpage about legitimate sources of credit information.
Saving & Investing
SaveAndInvest.org - sponsored by FINRA, this is targeted toward military familys and investors over age 55.
Money Matters is part of Smart investing @ your library®, and is brought to you by a joint grant from the American Library Association and FINRA, the Financial Regulatory Authority Foundation.