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Forbes Personal Finance

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CNNMoney Personal Finance

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Avoiding Investment Fraud

GCPL's Investing Research Databases

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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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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.




Downloadable Budgeting Spreadsheets & Worksheets


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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.

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