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Personal Investments

Car Buying Resources

Auto Loans: What you need to know

Lease or buy? Learn what questions to ask while considering money, convenience, and lifestyle issues before deciding on an auto loan.

Buying & Owning a Car

Read articles and tips about buying, financing, or leasing a vehicle. Put together by the Federal Trade Commission.

Housing Resources

A Consumer's Guide to Mortgage Refinancings

This guide by the Federal Reserve Board provides advice on things to consider if you are thinking about refinancing your mortgage.


Avoiding Foreclosure

Accurate, unbiased information from HUD for homeowners facing foreclosure.

Making Home Affordable

MHA is a federal initiative that helps struggling homeowners get mortgage relief through a variety of programs.

Mortgage Foreclosure Resources

Resources from the Federal Reserve Board for consumers, small municipalities, housing councilors, and community groups.

Investing and Wealth Building

Google Finance

Free financial sites, featuring economic news, personal finance topics, and information about investing.

The resources you need to learn the basics, protect yourself, and stay informed.

more investing and wealth building

FINRA: Investor Education Library

Accurate, unbiased educational materials from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

FINRA: Learn to Invest

Assess your current situation and create financial goals.

FINRA: Products & Professionals

Learn the advantages, disadvantages, risks, and costs of different types of investments.

Small Business Resources

Small Business Resources Guide

This librarian-made web guide includes business guides from SBA and Entrepreneur Press, booklists from our catalog, and online resources.

Small Business Resources

GO-Biz California Office of Business and Economic Development

GO-Biz (CA's Office of Business and Economic Development)

California's single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts, GO-Biz offers a range of service to business owners.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Independent federal agency to aid and assist small business concerns.

Socially Responsible Investment Resources

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