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Financial Literacy and Personal Finance

Resources highlighting Ingram Library resources related to gaining basic information literacy. This guide was prepared by the students of LIBR2100 during Spring 2021.

Sample Books in the Ingram Collection Related to Personal Finance and its Sub-topics

In addition to the books listed below, find more on investing by clicking the subtopic about investing on the main menu on the left.  

 

Wills and life insurance are topics within the realm of one's personal finances called "Estate Planning".  Everyone has an estate.  The word "estate" simply means whatever assets you have accumulated. An estate can be very humble (boil down to a phone, a few personal moments and a a few pieces of clothes), or include huge mansions and huge investment portfolios.  

We are all mortal and life is uncertain.  It is never too early to begin estate planning.  With a will, if the worst happens, your loved ones know your wishes for disposing your belongs.  If you have life insurance, it provides a lifeboat for those who may have depended on your support or income.   Plus, it doesn't hurt to indicate what sort of funeral one might wish to have so that loved ones needn't worry about making decisions while they are grieving.  

On UWG's campus there is a memorial walkway tucked behind the building at the corner of Maple and Forrest Drive.  It includes the names of students who passed away during their course of study.  It is very sad, but accidents, illnesses, and tragedies  sometimes strike students of all ages.  

 

IMAGE CREDiT:  Dr. Beth Sheppard, May 10, 2021.