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FYE: First Year Experience Resources: Financial Education


Financial Education Keywords

Keywords are the key to searching library resources and unlocking great search results.  Before you begin searching, think of a few words or short phrases that relate to the main idea of what you want to find.  Here are some examples of keywords and phrases related to your Financial Education module.

  • scholarships
  • "student loans"
  • "student debt"
  • "financial aid"
  • "financial literacy"

What other keywords can you think of?


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Financial Education: Streaming Video Playlist

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Understanding Credit

Every young person will leave home at some point - to go to college, to work, or simply be on their own for the first time. When they do, they will enter the world of loaned to them to buy a car, rent an apartment, sign up for a subscription service, get a student loan or credit card. This video will explain what credit means, the various types of credit available, interest rates, as well as credit scores.


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The Financial Diet

Whether you're in need of an overspending detox, buried under student debt, or just trying to figure out how to live on an entry-level salary, The Financial Diet gives you tools to make a budget, understand investments, and deal with your credit. 

The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2023

Information on 1.5 million scholarships, grants, and prizes indexed by career goal, major, academics, public service, talent, athletics, religion, ethnicity, and more. Each entry contains all the necessary information for students and parents to complete the application process, including eligibility requirements, how to obtain an application, how to get more information about each award, sponsor website listings, award amounts, and key deadlines.

Your Money Mentors

Offers practical career and financial advice for millennials through all stages of their post-college lives. 

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Young Money (ebook)

This book is designed to help people under 30 envision building multigenerational wealth by committing to a mindset of discipline that goes beyond retirement planning but instead, plan for a legacy. 

Finance Terminology (ebook)

A bank for the "language of money" you need to know. Our author, expert and professor targeted the most important vocabulary for this critical subject covering over 300 terms.

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Mastery of Money for Students (ebook)

The knowledge and ability to make, manage, save, and invest money is critical to your overall success in life. "Mastery of Money For Students" is an easy-to-read, story-filled journey through the fundamental building blocks of pursuing Mastery.


Browse personal finance books in the library catalog

Check out streaming videos about money management from Academic Video Online.

Financial Aid

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center has a wealth of resources for learning about financial aid.


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