Understanding finances should begin well before you have a job or go to college. At Plano Public Library, we offer financial literacy programs and have books in our collection about various financial literacy topics specific to teens. In addition to what the library has and offers, we work with local partners like the University of North Texas Student Money Management Center, cfpb, Bank of America and Capital One to bring you expert information about budgeting, investing, paying for school and more.
Keep reading for a breakdown of these many resources and upcoming events.
Game of Life
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 2pm
Buying a home, paying for college, your first paycheck, and much more! Join us in playing the Game of Life and see how far your paycheck can take you. Learn how your future career can impact your financial life and decision-making. Presented by college students from the University of North Texas Student Money Management Center.
Navigate Your Future
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 7pm
Virtual – Register here
Do you wonder what the job market is like? Learn ways to think about careers and navigate the educational path to get there.
Secure your financial future by taking control of your financial choices. You can create personal wealth and meet your financial goals by using basic concepts to launch you towards the future you want.
Salud Financiera Familiar: Conceptos Básicos Financieros
Saturday, April 23 at 2pm
Haggard Library (necesita un boleto para este evento)
Usando conceptos básicos de dinero y tomando el control de sus opciones financieras para lanzarlo hacia el futuro que desea.
General Financial Literacy
Teen Guide to Financial Literacy by Joseph Ferry
Protecting Financial Data by Kathryn Hulick
Making Smart Money Choices by Moira Rose Donohue
Economy 101 by Yvette LaPierre
Heads Up Money by Marcus Weeks
Careers in Finance by Sandra Donovan
The Teen Money Manual: Guide to Cash by Kara McGuire
cfpb: Misadventures in Money Management – Choose your own adventure in a virtual learning experience that trains future and current service members and their families on how to navigate future financial landmines in a fun and interactive way. The program is currently available for use by all of the U.S. Armed Forces
cfpb: Money as You Grow for Teens & Young Adults – Teens and young adults generally start to earn money and make decisions on their own. Adult supervision, guidance, and feedback can help them navigate successfully
cfpb: Map Your Money Journey – Understanding how to manage money is a lifelong journey. Take this survey to see where you are on your journey today and learn about steps you can take for your future
Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain Revolution by Brendan January
Bitcoins: Navigating Open Source Currency by Barbara Hollander
A Teen Guide to Investing Series by Tammy Gagne
The Everything Guide to Investing in Your 20s & 30s by Joe Duarte
Paying for School
The Cost of College by Michael Regan
College, Quicker: 24 Practical Ways to Save Money by Kate Stephens
cfpb: Paying for College – Understanding financial aid, repaying student loans, student banking and more
cfpb: Managing Your College Money – Understanding student banking and the ins-and-out of having a bank account
cfpb: Financial inTuition Podcast – Learn tips and strategies on how to make more informed financial decisions around managing money, saving and paying for higher education, and repaying student loan debt
- Understand your financial aid offer
- Plan to cover the remaining costs
- Estimate how much you’ll owe and if you can afford that debt
- Compare offers from different schools
- Decide what to do next