Thursday, January 24, 2013

Focus on Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is our awareness and understanding of financial concepts for the purpose of better managing our money.  One of Ridgefield Library’s goals for the New Year is to promote financial literacy in our community.  

We’d like the Ridgefield Library website to be your starting point for trusted online financial information.  Click on Research & Reference and navigate to the Business & Finance webpage.  Databases to access include Reference USA which is a database of public and private companies.  You may search by company name, industry or location (try searching by zip code: 06877).  Business Insights: Essentials is our comprehensive business research database for business and industry news, company financials, investment reports, rankings, market share data, product information and court cases.  Value Line Investment Survey provides respected research on companies, stocks, funds and more.  Look for our recommended websites from government, educational and nonprofit organizations along with many respected commercial sites including Yahoo! Finance and Investopedia. 

Throughout the year we will be adding new information and resources.  We also have plenty of the best financial books and magazines.  Let’s work together to become more financially knowledgeable.  Sounds like a New Year’s resolution!

Contributed by Reference Librarian Christie Mitchell

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