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Jan. 10, 2022
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The Personal Finance resource page provides a broad array of financial resources for individuals and has a good sampling of what the Birmingham Public Library offers in terms of books, databases, and recommended websites. Topics covered include budgeting and savings, investing, saving for college, and retirement.
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Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and personal interests. Connect to 4,000+ on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors. Courses cover the freshest and most relevant content on leadership and management, coding, design, marketing, IT operations, data science, project management, human resources, sales, accounting and finance, and productivity. Powered by the Udemy for Business collection.
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Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
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Skill-building and test preparation materials for standardized tests. Interactive practice exams based on official exams. Scoring and analysis of practice test responses. Basic skills, college preparatory, civil service, GED, and some specific careers. Career Preparation - Make your work goals a reality—start a new career or advance in your current field. High School Equivalency Center - Guided support and preparation to help you earn a high school equivalency credential. College Admissions Test Preparation - Prepare for important exams like the ACT®, SAT®, AP® Tests, and more. School Center - Skill-building resources for classroom and homework success. College Students - Achieve your undergrad goals and prepare for future success. Adult Core Skills - Achieve your personal education and career goals. Computer Skills Center - Video courses to learn popular software and computer basics. Recursos Para Hispanohablantes - Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español
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Video Tutorial - ASVAB Test  Video tutorial by BPL on YouTube focusing on the ASVAB examination (length 9:23)
Video Tutorial - General Tutorial  Video tutorial by BPL (length 8:02 )
General Personal Financial Management

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly. It protects consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and takes action against companies that break the law. It also arms people with the information, steps, and tools that they need to make smart financial decisions.

Investopedia was founded in 1999 with the mission of simplifying financial decisions and information to give readers the confidence to manage every aspect of their financial life.

The Personal Finance page provides consumers with smart strategies for banking, budgeting, loans and credit, renting or buying, retirement, insurance, taxes, and more.
Investing

FINRA is here to guide you through the investment process so you can make smart financial decisions.They offer tips to help you manage your personal finances and set sound financial goals—and we explain in plain language key investing concepts, different types of investments and investment professionals, and questions to ask. They also provide tools and calculators to help you make informed financial decisions—and they show you the steps to safeguard those investments and where to turn if a problem occurs.

FINRA is a government-authorized not-for-profit organization that oversees U.S. broker-dealers. Working under the supervision of the Securities and Exchange Commission, they: 1) Write and enforce rules governing the ethical activities of all registered broker-dealer firms and registered brokers in the U.S. 2) Examine firms for compliance with those rules; 3) Foster market transparency; and 4) Educate investors.

Investopedia was founded in 1999 with the mission of simplifying financial decisions and information to give readers the confidence to manage every aspect of their financial life.
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