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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.


Approaching Medicare Age? Considering Retirement? What You Need to Know!
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This session will teach you about Medicare, its costs and coverage, an overview of how it works, and all of your choices as you approach Medicare eligibility.

Eating Well on a Budget
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Join the Marion County Public Health Department's Nutrition Services to learn how to shop for and cook tasty, nutritious meals that won’t break the bank. Browse our book list Grocery Shopping & Eating on a Budget.

Indiana Civil Rights Commission Visit - Community Outreach Resource & Education
Schedule at Multiple Locations
An Intake Specialist will be on site to answer questions about protection from discrimination, share educational resources, and assist individuals with filing discrimination complaints.

Medicare Mail - What to Keep and What to Toss
Schedule & Register
Is your mailbox stuffed full of scary or suspicious-looking mail from “Medicare”? Are you not sure it’s legitimate? Bring your bags full and we’ll help you decide what to keep and what to shred or toss.

Taller Financiera Educación
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Taller Financiera Educación gratuito y abierto al público. Aumente su comprensión y confianza en la toma de decisiones financieras.

Central Library Cutting the Cable Cord - Free to Stream
Adults looking for cheaper alternatives to pricey cable and satellite television packages are invited to learn about the pros, cons, and costs of streaming platforms such as Amazon and Netflix, including The Library's free streaming services.

Haughville Eating Well on a Budget
Tuesday, October 10 at 12 p.m. Register
A limited food budget can present some challenges when you are trying to eat well for your health. But with a little extra attention and planning, it can be done!

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.

New 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.


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.