Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, New You: Personal Finance

I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Ain't it sad

And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
That's too bad

All the things I could do
If I had a little money

~Abba, "Money Money"

In this current credit crunch, many of us are bemoaning the parlous state of our personal finances. The New Year is always a good time to revisit the state of one's pocketbook, and ABC Library has some resources available for just that purpose!

Of course, you can always check out books by financial gurus such as Suze Orman, Jean Chatzsky, and Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad), but here are some of the library system's latest acquisitions.

The Debt-Free Spending Plan: An Amazingly Simple Way to Take Control of Your Finances Once and For All by JoAnneh Nagler

The Secret Life of Money: A Kid's Guide to Cash by Kira Vermond

The Heart of Money: A Couple's Guide to Creating True Financial Intimacy by Deborah L. Price

Conscious Money: Living, Creating, and Investing with Your Values for a Sustainable New Prosperity by Patricia Aburdene

The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom: A Woman's Guide to Enjoying Wealth and Power by Carol Pepper and Camilla Webster

The Retirement Savings Time Bomb--And How to Defuse It: A Five-Step Action Plan for Protecting Your IRAs, 401(k)s, and Other Retirement Plans from Near Annihilation by the Taxman by Ed Slott

Protecting Your Parents' Money: The Essential Guide to Helping Mom and Dad Navigate the Finances of Retirement by Jeff D. Opdyke

The Budget Kit: The Common Cents Money Management Workbook by Judy Lawrence

Credit Repair by Robin Leonard and attorney Margaret Reiter

Buy High, Sell Higher: Why Buy-and-Hold Is Dead and Other Investing Lessons from CNBC's "The Liquidator" by Joe Terranova

Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home by Ilona Bray, Alayna Schroeder & Marcia Stewart

Girl, Get Your Credit Straight!: A Sister's Guide to Ditching Your Debt, Mending Your Credit, and Building a Strong Financial Future by Glinda Bridgforth

If reading about personal finance sounds boring, why not try a DVD?

Suze Orman's Money Class

Money Mammals: Saving Money is Fun

You can also find eBooks and audiobooks about personal finance in our catalog.

Still looking for financial advice? Try also a subject search of "Finance, Personal" or "Budgets, Personal".  And don't forget to take a look at our Business and Financial Resources LibGuide!

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