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Financial Literacy

Subject Guide

Zaida Diaz
Contact:
5101 McKeldin Library
(301)405-9156
Subjects:Business, Economics

Subject Guide

Lily Griner
Contact:
griner@umd.edu
4109 McKeldin Library
301-405-9278
Subjects:Business, Economics

Note

This guide was created by Theresa Polk, a student in the College of Information Studies, as part of a graduate assistantship and under the guidance of Zaida Díaz and Lily Griner.

About this guide to financial literacy

Financial literacy is the ability to understand and analyze your financial resources in order to make informed and responsible choices to ensure financial well-being over time. It includes the knowledge and skills necessary to earn income, budget, save, invest, and responsibly spend money to meet both short and long-term needs.

This guide will help you find tools and resources that can help you make good financial decisions. It includes print and electronic resources available through the University of Maryland Libraries, as well as financial literacy resources available online.

Image: "Finance maze" courtesy of Keith Ramsey, under a Creative Commons liscence.  

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