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Personal Finance: Money & Saving

Resources to help you with budgeting, saving, credit, starting a business, investing and more.


Help your money grow by taking advantage of compound interest. Learn about it in this video.

Quickly figure out how long it will take for you to double your money at a given interest rate.

Library Books & eBooks

Search the library catalog using the search box above or search the catalog directly. To read ebooks from off-campus, see login instructions.

Try searching subject headings like:

  • finance, personal
  • saving and investment
  • retirement planning
  • financial literacy



Check out these podcasts on iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app.

Paying for College

LaGuardia offers grants, scholarships, tuition payment plans, on/off campus jobs, and information about loans to cover college costs such as tuition, books, supplies and transportation. You might be surprised to find out how much financial aid you can receive, regardless of your family’s income level. You won’t know what you are eligible for unless you apply!

With a little preparation, applying for FAFSA early, and utilizing the resources below, financing your college education is within your reach.

Tuition and Fees
Types of Financial Aid
Payment Options
Single Stop (Financial Benefits)
Federal Work-Study Program
Career Services (On/Off Campus Jobs)
On-Campus Child Care 

Look up financial terms

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Money Management


In this video, learn about the differences between alternative financial services (such as payday lenders & prepaid cards) and banks or credit unions.


Credit Unions

There's an App for That

Learn about Virtual Currency

Virtual currency--sometimes called digital cash or cryptocurrency--is all over the news lately. But what is it? Money, an investment, or as some experts say speculation?

Retirement Planning

Create a my Social Security account to

- Get your Social Security Statement, to review estimates of your future retirement, disability, and survivors benefits

- Check the status of your application or appeal

- And more

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