Money Habits Teens Need to Know
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Money Habits Teens Need to Know

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.

Check out the Money Smart page on our website or the latest Engage brochure to see which financial literacy events are coming to a library near you!

General Financial Literacy
“Game of Life” program recording with University of North Texas Student Money Management Center, 10/12/2021

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

Building Towards Adult Financial Well-Being

a presentation to Teen Street Team, November 2021

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
“Money Matters for Teens: Build and Use Credit Wisely” program recording with University of North Texas Student Financial Aid & Scholarships, 4/19/21

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

cfpb: Your Financial Path to Graduation

  • 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

“Resources for Small Businesses” with SCORE program recording, 8/12/21

The Young Adult’s Guide to Starting a Small Business

Unprepared to Entrepreneur: a Method to the Madness of Starting Your Own Business by Sonya Barlow

Side Hustle to Main Hustle: the Owner’s Manual to Full-Time Entrepreneurship by Angel N. Livas

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