Personal Finance

Library Resources and Databases

Banzai Financial Literacy
Banzai is an interactive, award-winning curriculum that has taught millions the real-world of finance. The CTLS Banzai dashboard, sponsored by Independent Financial, provides clear, in-depth lessons that dive into financial topics. To begin, new users should click the Login option in the upper right hand corner of dashboard and choose Sign up.
Business Source Complete (TEXSHARE)
This is the world’s definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content.
Morningstar Investment Research Center provides independent investment research and analysis in the United States and in major international markets.
Weiss Financial Ratings Online
Weiss Financial Ratings Online gives you accurate, independent ratings and financial planning tools you need to make informed decisions about your insurance, banking and investment options.

General Information Sites

My Money
This site is maintained by the Financial Literacy and Education Commission and is a good starting place for basic information on a variety of financial topics. It organizes financial education information from over 20 federal sites. Browse by life events such as Marriage/Divorce, Going to College, Home Ownership or Starting/Losing a Job. Helpful mortgage and tax withholding calculators are available on the Tools tab.

An extensive list of sites focused on money management, budgeting, stocks and savings. Also, includes links to calculators, websites, blogs and articles on money management.
Millennial Money
Tips on saving, personal finance, and investing.
Yahoo-Personal Finance
Personal finance advice, articles, guides, and calculators-topics covered include retirement, college, family, real estate, and much more.
Financial Calculators
The best financial calculators anywhere, provides over 350 financial calculators!

Fortune’s top 500 companies for 2011- from CNNMoney


Big Charts
Big Charts is the world’s leading and most advanced investment charting and research site.
Your source for investing education- This site has several features such as an investing dictionary, articles, and tutorials.
Symbol Look-up from Yahoo! Finance
Search for ticker symbols for Stocks, Mutual Funds, Exchange Traded Funds, and more.
Reuters Financial Glossary
“The Reuters Financial Glossary has been developed to give quick access to definitions of terms and concepts used in the foreign exchange, money, equity, commodity and debt markets.”

EDGAR is the Securities and Exchange Commissions database that provides free public access to company information. Specifically, operations reports filed on forms 10-K and 10-Q.


Forbes-Personal Finance
This site is produced by Forbes and contains an abundance of information on personal finances and financial advice.
Smart Money

This site is produced by SmartMoney magazine and under the personal finance tab linked above; you will be able to obtain information and articles on a broad range of topics related to college planning, debt, elder care, employment, health care, retirement, and more.

This Web Site has a number of different tabs that you can explore. Some of these include: taxes, insurance, family finance, living, and retirement. Each tab has articles and tools to assist you with your personal finances.


Wall Street Journal
Majority of the information on this site is for subscribers only; however, the top stories and news is available for everyone. The library also subscribes to the print version of the paper.


AARP- Retirement Planning
Articles related to 401K and retirement planning and investing.


NOLO Bankruptcy Resource Center
Everything you need to know about bankruptcy and other options available to manage debt.