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Summary
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.
Budgeting
Summary
Looking for ways to stretch your paycheck? This guide provides a step-by-step plan for creating a budget that makes every dollar count.
Summary
This title discusses how teens can set goals and make a budget that can free them up to do whatever they want with their money: save, spend, donate, and borrow (responsibly) to achieve those goals.
Credit Repair
Summary
If you need to clean up your credit, this updated resource is full of information to help you get your credit reports looking great, pay down debt, and keep your credit clean. You'll find out how to deal with debt collectors, dispute inaccurate information in your credit reports, and set financial goals to stay on track.
Summary
The sensible strategies in "Credit Repair" can help you take control, clean up your credit report and live debt-free.
Databases
Description
Mergent Online is an Internet-based suite of information resources that enables in-depth business and financial research.
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Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
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Stock and mutual fund reports. Portfolio X-Ray feature allows user to create portfolio to see how investments work together. Screener feature allows user to identify stocks or funds meeting their personal criteria.
Availability
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
Tutorials
30 Days to Financial Fitness
How to Get Started Investing in Stocks and Mutual Funds
Quick Guide to Morningstar  1 page quick guide
Morningstar User Guide  Comprehensive user guide to Morningstar
Why choose Morningstar?  Premium database vs. the free web.
Investing for the Long Run  A free guide with strategies and solutions to help you shape up your personal finances. Compliments of your library and Morningstar. (PDF)
Personal Finance
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Bankrate is a neatly arranged web site offering comparative rates on mortgages, online banking, credit unions, credit cards, IRA's, ATM charges, and home equity rates among other items. The site includes calculators that allow visitors to compute how long it will take to pay off a credit card debt, how much house one can afford, the cost of sending a child to college, how much an auto lease will really cost, etc. This free website is an excellent resource.
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The Motley Fool offers entertaining advice, irreverent opinions, and a lively discussion forum. An extremely valuable site for beginning investors. Online tutorials are available. Some services require a registration, which is free.
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