Online Government Resources for Financial Literacy


Freely accessible federal government websites provide children, parents, educators, young adults, adults, and seniors—even non-native English speakers—a wealth of information on financial topics as diverse as saving, budgeting, credit, paying for college, investing, purchasing a home, and end-of-life financial decisions. Libraries of all kinds could collaborate with a variety of community leaders and groups to educate their respective constituents in making informed financial decisions. This article presents and describes some of the many federal websites of use over a typical person's lifetime and offers suggestions for promoting these sources to various audiences.

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Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship