Library News Providing financial tips that can help

June 19th, 2015 9:13 am

First Posted: 3/13/2014

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April will be here soon and with it comes our recognition for National Financial Literacy Month. The library has plenty of resources to help; best of all, they’re free.

Books and DVDs featuring money experts like Suze Orman and Dave Ramsey highlight timely financial subjects. Check out our website,, and click on the Financial Literacy logo. The database will not only provide library cardholders with relevant information on topics like personal finance, career skills, and student loans, but also offers tools like the “Budget Building Quiz” and “Savings Goal Calculator”.

Take a look at these books available through the Lackawanna County Library System:

“Frugal Isn’t Cheap” by Clare K. Levinson will challenge the way you feel about money. Think it isn’t stylish to be sensible rather than overindulgent? Think again. Learn how to get in touch with your frugal side in this informative book that also includes plenty of real-life stories.

Take simple steps to financial security using The Busy Family’s Guide to Money by USA TODAY money experts Sandra Block, Kathy Chu, and John Waggoner. Get a handle on family finances, start saving now, get tax breaks, and teach your kids how to handle money.

David Bach’s “Go Green, Live Rich” explains that it’s possible to “go green” on your path to financial freedom. From growing your own food to getting a “green mortgage,” Bach argues that it’s possible to live in line with your eco-values without breaking the bank; in fact, you may get rich.

“The Millionaire Next Door” by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko shares the secrets of America’s wealthy. Who gets to be a millionaire? The answer may surprise you. Find out what the seven common denominators are in the lives of the wealthy.