Personal Finance


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money smart week
april 10-17

Virtual Money Smart Week 2021 will be held Saturday, April 10 – Saturday, April 17 . This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

901 Personal Finance

901 personal finance
april 18-30

Memphis-focused money management programming throughout the month following the Virtual Money Smart Week event.

Prize Drawing

Visit any library branch to receive a free brochure or book on personal finance and enter into a drawing for a $25 Kroger gift card. Can’t make it into a library? Enter online here.

personal finance center

This page is the online home of the Personal Finance Center located on the 3rd floor of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. Here you will find resources on banking, debt management, investing, retirement, and more. Click HERE to access.

personal finance center (overdrive/libby)

This collection is an eBook extension of the physical Personal Finance Center at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.

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LYNDA.COM VIDEO TUTORIALS is a premier online learning resource offering more than 3,400 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, personal finance, and more.

Search for “personal finance” to retrieve a learning course as well as many other videos.

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Check out business and finance magazines such as Entrepreneur Magazine, The Economist, MoneyWeek and more.

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dig memphis exhibit: a financial expedition through memphis

This online exhibit explores financial related topics while showcasing the history of money matters in Memphis. Learn how consumer prices have changed over the years. Take a look at some of the oldest banking institutions in the city. See where Memphians of the past have gone to obtain loans. Drawing on images found in in our digital archives, the exhibition connects broader financial themes to local history and information. Join us as we take A Financial Expedition through Memphis!


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