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Find more information about markets & investment in our Non-Fiction Section on the second floor of the library or in the New Section on the first floor.  A librarian is always available to help, but, here are some areas to start browsing on your own:

332.024 Personal Finance & Portfolios
332.6 Investment Strategies
332.632 Stock Markets
332.6323 Bonds
332.64 Stock Trends

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Websites, Videos, & Courses

Suggested websites, videos, and courses from federal government agencies and national nonprofit organizations with state and local resources.


  • 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
    American Society for Certified Public Accountants

    This site focuses on financial education as a lifelong endeavor—from children learning about the value of money to adults reaching a secure retirement.

  • America Saves
    Consumer Federation of America

    This website supports the national America Saves Week campaign by offering tools and advice to help people set and reach their savings goals.

    Equifax, Experian, TransUnion

    This is the only source to get free credit reports authorized by federal law. This law requires each of the three largest consumer credit reporting agencies to give you a free copy of your credit report every 12 months.

  • CFTC SmartCheck
    Commodity Futures Trading Commission

    Run by the U.S. CFTC, SmartCheck connects investors to tools to check the registration, license, and disciplinary history of certain financial professionals.

    Federal Trade Commission

    Includes easy-to-read and understand resources for basic money management, credit, scams, and ID theft.
    Federal Trade Commission
    Incluye conceptos básicos de protección del consumidor como manejar su dinero; crédito, préstamos y deudas; estafas y el robo de identidad.

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

    Learn more about the CFPB and how it is working to make consumer financial markets fairer for everyone.

  • FINRA Broker Check
    Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

    Search for broker dealers to confirm they are properly registered and check their disciplinary histories.

  • FINRA Professional Designations Database

    Decode the letters that sometimes follow a financial professional’s name. You can also see whether the issuing organization requires continuing education, takes complaints or has a way for you to confirm who holds the credential.

    Securities and Exchange Commission

    A site to help investors at all experience levels understand how to invest wisely and avoid fraud.

  • Money Smart
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

    A comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help people improve their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.

    National Credit Union Administration

    The National Credit Union Administration’s consumer protection website, and its financial literacy microsite, Pocket Cents, offer a variety of educational information, resources, and articles designed to help individuals make smarter financial decisions.

    Department of Treasury

    Publications, information and tools from more than 20 federal agencies that make up the Financial Literacy Education Commission.

  • Social Security Retirement Estimator
    Social Security Administration

    The Retirement Estimator gives benefits estimates based on your actual Social Security earnings record.

    General Services Administration

    The official web portal of the U.S. government. contains timely and valuable government information and resources on a variety of topics including consumer protection, small business, benefits, health insurance, taxes and more.
    General Services Administration es parte de, el portal oficial del Gobierno de Estados Unidos con información confiable, actual e importante para usted cuándo y dónde la necesite.


  • Finance & Capital Markets
    Khan Academy

    Khan Academy videos on a variety of financial education topics, from basic money management to credit and debt management, to long-term savings and more.

  • How Diversification Decreases Risk
    Financial Literacy Center

    To protect your retirement savings, you need to choose a range of investments to avoid the risk of a single asset losing value.

  • How Inflation Diminishes Savings
    Financial Literacy Center

    When saving for the future, you need to understand that as prices increase, the purchasing power of your money will decrease.

  • How Tax-Advantaged Accounts Build Assets
    Financial Literacy Center

    Saving your money in a tax-free or tax-deferred Roth IRA or 401(k) retirement account will allow you to accumulate funds more quickly over time.

  • How to Spot an Investment Scam
    FINRA Investor Education Foundation

    Investment fraud criminals use a wide array of sophisticated and highly effective tactics to get people to part with their money. Learn how to spot those techniques and help protect not just yourself but friends, neighbors and family members.

  • Savings Matters
    Department of Labor

    Most young workers haven’t calculated how much they need for retirement and only about half are saving for retirement at all. Learn why starting early and contributing regularly will make it easier to reach your retirement goals.


  • Federal Student Aid – Financial Aid Toolkit
    Department of Education

    The Financial Aid Toolkit provides federal student aid information and outreach tools for counselors, college access professionals, nonprofit mentors, and others.

  • Money Smart
    Federal Deposit Insurance Commission

    A comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.

  • Money Smart for Older Americans

    An instructor-led training developed jointly by FDIC and CFPB, this module provides awareness among older adults and their caregivers about how to prevent elder financial exploitation and to encourage advance planning and informed financial decision-making.

  • NEFE Financial Workshop Kits
    National Endowment for Financial Education

    Customizable workshop kits focus on varied—yet specific—audiences. The 10 main topic areas offer resources and information specific to people’s income level, stage of life, or unique situations.

Inclusion of entities or websites in this list should not be considered an endorsement by the West Hempstead Public Library. There are many other possible entities that are not listed that may also be able to serve your needs.