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EBooks are electronic books. You can download ebooks through the library's wesbite. Visit our downloadable media page to learn more about the process. You can read ebooks on a variety of devices - you can read them off the computer, on a tablet (like iPad), an iPhone, on a smartphone (with Android), and of course, on most ereaders. Take books with you wherever you go!
Basic Banking, Money Education, and Budgeting Websites
Free Money Tutorials
The Goodwill Community Foundation has created these well-organized, easy-to-use, self-paced online tutorials. Choose from subjects like "Money Basics" or "Pay Bills"
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
This website was developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.
Bankrate provides free rate information to consumers on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
The FDIC provides resources to educate and protect consumers about banks, internet banking, loans, mortgages and fraud protection.
Help with My Bank
Created by the US Department of the Treasury, this site reinforces fair consumer treatment and answers questions on credit cards, mortgages and loans.
CNN Money provides 23 lessons in this step-by-step guide to gaining control of your financial life.
MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. It is designed to help you make smart money decisions.
Smart About Money
The National Endowment for Financial Education provides practical help and resources for making sound financial choices.
Better Money Habits
A partnership between the Khan Academy and Bank of America, the site BetterMoneyHabits.com® is a free service that enables everyone to understand finances through objective and unbiased videos and tools.
Equifax Data Breech, IndentityTheft & Credit Freeze Information
Online Personal Finance Lessons!
continuing education classes. With your library card, you can take up to 5 classes at a time. Register now to sign-up - you can begin at any time. You can take classes such as:
Budgeting and Saving 101
Credit Report and Repair
Retirement Planning 101
Personal Finance 101: How to Manage Your Money
And many more! To begin, select the link above. Create an account. Browse the "Finance" category and sign-up for a class.
Reference USA (now Data Axle Reference Services)
Reference USA is a comprehensive business directory. Use it to search for banks, certified financial planners, or other finance professionals near you.
Thousands of Colorado-specific and national legal forms spanning a variety of common concerns (bankruptcy, divorce, employment, landlord tenant, living wills, power of attorney, taxes, etc.).
Keep up to date on money topics with these magazines, which can be checked out from the library, with the exception of the most current issue:
Investor's Business Daily
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Wall Street Journal
Book a librarian
Book a Librarian - Mesa County Libraries
Reference Librarians are available by appointment for help with business, genealogy, health, local history, computer, book and author questions and more. Book an individualized 30 minute appointment.
For Android/iPhones - Mobile App
Mint.com allows you to track, budget and manage your money. It easily lets you see where your money is going every month, which helps you make better saving and budgeting decisions next time. The app is free! Android, iPhone.