Smart Investing @ The Library

Managing your money is one of the most important tasks we all have to tackle in life. While there's a glut of personal finance and investment information, it's difficult to make sense of it all.

To save you time, this Smart Investing Guide was developed for all ages and incomes, and for various financial goals. Find educational literature, financial tools and websites, and other resources for investors of different ages and backgrounds, as well as resources to help you research specific financial topics and goals, such as banking basics, buying a car or home, identity theft, and more.

In addition to the key information below, please navigate the Smart Investing Guide using the links in the left-hand column, also available here:

Finance 101 | Financial Protection | Personal Investments | Smart Investing for Kids | Smart Investing for Teens | Smart Investing for Retirement | Smart Investing for Veterans | Smart Investing for Women

General Resources

Business Classes

The Great Courses: Economics & Finance

Sign in with your RBdigital account to access The Great Courses. Watch video lectures on economics, investing, and money management skills!

Lifelong Learning with Universal Class

Find hundreds of free continuing-education online courses in accounting, business, investing, office skills, and more!

General Financial Information

Money Matters: Financial Educator Tips from the FTC

Get help weathering touch economic times and tackling money issues from the Federal Trade Commission.

General Financial Literature

Business and Investing: Ready Reference eBooks

Ready reference eBooks for business and investment in the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Read The Crowdfunding Handbook and more!

Know Your Finances: Consumer and College Finance eBooks

Read up on college financial information and consumer-related topics in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Consumer Reports

Read reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services, and product recalls and safety and reliability of individual brands.

Business Magazines in Flipster

Read the latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur, Fortune, and Money, and browse their archives!

Take a Tour

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

See cash processing and historic U.S. currency! Schedule a tour of the Fed Center, take a virtual tour, listen to the podcast, and more.

The San Francisco Mint: Virtual Tour

Take an armchair tour of this historical building!
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