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MoneyBoss: Your Guide to Personal Finance and Entrepreneurship: Managing & Saving

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

Saving

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.

Financial Literacy in Times of Economic Uncertainlty

Simplify Personal Finance

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More Library Books & eBooks

To find more items on this topic, try searching the library's OneSearch using the search box above. To read ebooks from off-campus, see login instructions.

Try searching subject headings like:

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

Magazines

Retirement Planning

View transcript of Ways to Save video

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

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!

There's an App for That

Look up financial terms

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Budgeting--Your Spending Plan

Money Management

Banking

In the video Banks and Alternatives - Personal Finance 101 Conversations, learn about the differences between alternative financial services (such as payday lenders & prepaid cards) and banks or credit unions. 

still from banking and alternatives video

Get Financial Help

Do you need a credit counselor?

Typically, Credit Counselors are certified and trained in the areas of consumer credit, money and debt management, and budgeting. Counselors discuss your financial situation with you and help you develop a personalized plan to solve your money problems. 

Resources to help you find a Credit Counselor:

What is financial therapy?

Financial therapists helps people reach their financial goals by thoughtfully addressing financial challenges, while at the same time, attending to the emotional, psychological, behavioral, and relational hurdles that affect how people manage their money.

Credit Unions

Learn about Virtual/Crypto 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?

Insurance

View transcript of Insurance video

View the complete 3-part video series on car insurance. To view transcripts of each episode, click on the episode title.

Unclaimed Property

Unclaimed property refers to accounts with companies or financial institutions that have not been active for a certain period of time, typically a year or more. In New York, after the set time for inactivity has passed, the property or money in an account is turned owner to the State Comptroller's Office to hold until the owner claims it. Unclaimed funds can include things like a security deposit refunds that are undeliverable when a customer moves and never notifies the company about the address change, money in an abandoned savings or checking account, or an account overpayment refund.

To see if you or someone in your family has unclaimed property, check these resources:

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