With summer right round the corner, many people will begin spending more money on various things that they think they need. However, this week is a great opportunity to learn how to spend your hard earned money in a smart way. April 22nd-23rd is Money Smart Week.
Here are a few tips to remember that will help you spend your money wisely:
- Create a budget
- Prioritize your needs
- Set apart a certain amount of money every month that you can spend however you want or for fun
- Keep an emergency fund
- Track all your spending
- Don’t buy on an impulse
Since you most likely can’t attend the national conference, the library is a great place to learn more about how to spend your money wisely. The library has some great sources to help you and your budget be prepared for summer.
To learn more about money saving or Money Smart Week, check out some of these useful resources here at the library:
Money Smart Week Official Webpage
Castronova, Edward. Wildcat Currency: How the Virtual Money Revolution Is Transforming the Economy. New Haven: Yale UP, 2015. Print.
Call number: 332.4 C279 2014
Hankel, Wilhelm, and Robert Isaak. Brave New World Economy: Global Finance Threatens Our Future. Hoboken, N.J: Wiley, 2011. Print.
Call number: 332.042 H184 2011
Jennings, Kathy, and Lynn M. Zott. The US Deficit. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven, 2013.
Call number: 339.5 Us11 2013
Bidwell, Allie. "Lacking Financial Literacy." U.S. News Digital Weekly, vol. 7, no. 14, 03 Apr. 2015, p. 5. EBSCOhost.
Anderson, Carla and Karen Card. "Effective Practices of Financial Education for College Students: Students' Perceptions of Credit Card Use and Financial Responsibility." College Student Journal, vol. 49, no. 2, Summer2015, p. 271. EBSCOhost.