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Forbes Personal Finance

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CNNMoney Personal Finance

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Calculator

 

Auto Loan Calculator

Auto Loan Calculator
 

Mortgage Calculator

Mortgage Calculator
 

Savings Calculator

Simple Savings Calculator

Avoiding Investment Fraud

 

Ask and Check

Ask and Check. Research investment products and professionals. Investor.gov

GCPL's Investing Research Databases

A customer may need to enter his/her library card number and PIN to access these databases outside of the Gwinnett Library.

 

Investing Calculator

Investing Calculator
Bankrate.com
 

Compound Interest Calculator

 

How Long Will Your Money Last

 

DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE

The 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA).

 

Books

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Personal Finance for Dummies - Eric Tyson
Call Number: 332.024 TYSON
ISBN: 9781119114291
Publication Date: 2015-12-29

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The Teen Money Manual - Kara McGuire
Call Number: T 332.024 MCGUIRE
ISBN: 9781623701352
Publication Date: 2014-08-01

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Retire Inspired - Chris Hogan
Call Number: 332.024 HOGAN
ISBN: 9781937077815
Publication Date: 2016-01-12

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How to Make Your Money Last - Jane Bryant Quinn
Call Number: 332.024 QUINN
ISBN: 9781476743769
Publication Date: 2016-01-05

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The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances after Fifty - Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz; Joanne Cuthbertson
Call Number: 332.024 SCHWAB-POMERANTZ
ISBN: 0804137366
Publication Date: 2014-04-01

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Investing for Dummies, 7th Edition - Eric Tyson
Call Number: 332.6 TYSON
ISBN: 9781119293347
Publication Date: 2016-06-07

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Debt-Proof Your Marriage - Mary Hunt
Call Number: 332.024 HUNT
ISBN: 9780800726836
Publication Date: 2016-01-05

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A Random Walk down Wall Street - Burton G. Malkiel
Call Number: 332.678 MALKIEL
ISBN: 9780393246117
Publication Date: 2015-01-05

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Live Your Life for Half the Price - Mary Hunt
Call Number: 332.024 HUNT
ISBN: 9780800721473
Publication Date: 2015-08-18

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Mutual Funds for Dummies - Eric Tyson
Call Number: 332.6327 TYSON
ISBN: 9781119215516
Publication Date: 2016-05-02

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How to Retire with Enough Money - Teresa Ghilarducci
Call Number: 332.024 GHILARDUCCI
ISBN: 9780761186137
Publication Date: 2015-12-15

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Stock Investing for Dummies - Paul Mladjenovic
Call Number: 332.6322 MLADJENOVIC
ISBN: 9781119239284
Publication Date: 2016-05-02

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Plan Your Estate - Denis Clifford
Call Number: 346.7305 CLIFFORD
ISBN: 9781413322859
Publication Date: 2016-04-18

 

Check Your Credit Report

 

Clark Howard's Personal Finance Advice

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Bankrate Finance

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Why Care About Identity Theft

 

Ways to Protect Your Identity

 

Minimum Payments on Credit Cards

This video shows what can happen if you make minimum payments on a credit card.

 

Payday Loans

This video shows what happens when someone gets a payday loan but can’t pay it back right away.

 

Car Title Loans

This video shows what can happen if you borrow money in exchange for your car title.

 

Budgeting

 

Index Charts

 

Major World Markets Ticker

 

Commodities Chart Information

Provided by IFC Markets
 

Standard & Poor's 100 Component Stocks

The S&P 100 Index, a sub-set of the S&P 500, measures the performance of large cap companies in the United States. The Index comprises 100 major, blue chip companies across multiple industry groups.

 

Commodities

 

Currency Converter

Disclaimer

The information on this webpage and provided through links have been prepared without knowledge of the individual financial circumstances and objectives of persons who see it. This material has been prepared for informational and educational purposes only. The securities, instruments, or strategies discussed may not be suitable for all investors, and certain investors may not be eligible to purchase or participate in some of them. All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of money you invest. The appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on your individual circumstances and objectives. Past performance of any investment is not a guarantee of future results. The information contained on this webpage and the links provided with it should not take the place of a financial advisor. A professional advisor may need to be consulted before implementing investment options presented. No content should be construed as legal or tax advice. Always consult an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation. The calculators provided on this webpage may help you analyze your financial needs. It is based on information and assumptions provided by you regarding your goals, expectations and financial situation. The calculations do not infer that this organization assumes any fiduciary duties. The calculations provided should not be construed as financial, legal or tax advice. In addition, such information should not be relied upon as the only source of information. This information is supplied from sources we believe to be reliable but we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Hypothetical illustrations may provide historical or current performance information. Past performance does not guarantee nor indicate future results.

Databases

GCPL provides access to a wide range of premium resources that you can use to gather information on all personal finance related topics. A customer may need to enter his/her library card number and PIN to access some databases outside of the Gwinnett Library.

Credit Report

Federal law requires each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies - Equifax, Experian and TransUnion - to give you a free credit report once every 12 months if you ask for it.  Access the website for these by clicking on the "Credit Report" link below.

Credit Bureaus

The three major Credit Reporting Bureaus are Experian, Equifax, and Transunion.

Credit Freeze

 

Credit Card Payoff Calculator

Credit Card payoff Calculator
Free credit card payoff calculator by Bankrate.com
 

Impact of Paying Off Debt Faster

 

Basic Calculator

 

Investor.gov

Invest wisely. Avoid fraud. Investor.gov. Brought to you by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
 

DOW JONES Transportation Average

The Dow Jones Transportation Average (DJTA, also called the "Dow Jones Transports") is a U.S. Stock Market index of the transportation sector, and is the most widely recognized gauge of the American transportation sector. It is the oldest stock index still in use, even older than its better-known relative, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA).

 

Benefit of a 529 College Savings Account vs. Taxable Savings Account

 

How Much You Should Save to Reach Your Goal

 

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Gold

 

WTI Crude Oil

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