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Financial Literacy

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Join us in-person or online to master basic financial literacy, such as understanding budgeting or ways to improve and maintain a good credit score. Learn how to make informed financial decisions, effectively manage household finances, and strive toward financial independence!

You can also browse a wide selection of e-books and downloadable audiobooks in OverDrive's Finance collection. If you have never borrowed from OverDrive or used their Libby app before, information to get started can be found here.

Need help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian. The Tinker Station helpline at (317) 275-4500 is also available.

Long Term Care Planning

Long Term Care Planning

Wayne Branch

Join us for Financial Planning Workshops in 2024 presented by a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) at the Indianapolis Public Library.

Long Term Care Planning

Long Term Care Planning

West Indianapolis Branch

Join us for Financial Planning Workshops in 2024 presented by a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) at the Indianapolis Public Library.

Long Term Care Planning

Long Term Care Planning

Lawrence Branch

Join us for Financial Planning Workshops in 2024 presented by a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) at the Indianapolis Public Library.

Indy Now Book Club Segment
Good Reads About Money

The Library is thrilled to help host a book club on the Indy Now Morning Show with Ryan and Jillian on Fox59. Tune in at 10:00 am every other Wednesday to catch book recommendations and IndyPL program highlights from your own local librarians. Enjoy one of our recent segments Good Reads About Money featuring staff librarian Rachel Nevada Wood.


View on Demand Money Management Classes

Personal Finance Classes from LinkedIn Learning
Get the training you need to stay ahead in these expert-led courses on Personal Finance. Numerous courses about personal finance are available including budgeting, personal investments, taxes, and more. Learn how to get started.

Money Management Skills - What Everyday People Need to Know
Whether you're just getting started in life or contemplating retirement, this series offers a primer with all the information you need to build a financial plan to achieve your goals. To get started create a Kanopy account. If you need help a video tutorial is available.


Personal Finance Books

Here are some newly-published personal finance books available now at IndyPL!

The Anxious Investor

Mastering the Mental Game of Investing

Nations, Scott

By using behavioral psychological practices and past market history, Scott Nations tells readers about how to become better investors during uncertain economic times.

My Money My Way

Taking Back Control of your Financial Life

Love, Kumiko

Kumiko Love shares best practices and her own personal stories of financial hardship on how to get ahead on your finances and build financial success.

Clean up your Credit

A Black Ops Guide to Credit Repair and Restoration

Mansfield, Robert J.

Mansfield's book gives the reader a step-by-step guide to repair credit.

Money Skills for Kids

Look to these simple introductions to dollars and cents to help kids achieve their beginning money management skills. Naming the coins and knowing the value of bills and coins is only the beginning. Help them learn how to count change as well as set goals to both spend and save wisely.

Money

How to Save, Spend, and Manage your Moola!

Field, Jacob F.

A helpful for guide for kids to the basics of money including what discounts are, how loans work, and a few more advanced topics like bitcoin and pensions.

Curious About Money

Reid, Mary E.

What was money? What is money? Sometimes sheels, sometimes paper, sometimes credit cards and even the mysterious bitcoin. Reveals the history and logic behind how people use these things to buy, sell and trade.

Managing your Money

Bingham, Jane

Practical advice for kids about how to choose a goal, set up a budget, save, and shop smart.