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Sheila C. Bair Financial Literacy Collection

The Sheila C. Bair Financial Literacy Collection is focused on cultivating financial skills in the emerging citizen leader at Washington College.

The Student Government Association, on behalf of the student body, presented President Bair with the start of an eResources collection aimed at reaching college students who are beginning their independent financial futures. This special inauguration gift can be accessed through Miller Library’s EBSCO eBooks collection. A permanent link to the collection will appear on the library’s website Monday, September 28, 2015.

Below is a sampling of resources that students, faculty, and staff will be able to explore.

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Don’t Break the Bank: College Edition 

Peterson’s Don’t Break the Bank: College Edition is the must-have guide for college students who want—or need—to learn how to manage their money. Inside you’ll find real-life advice from students as well as expert money-saving tips from financial experts. This guide will help you become financially savvy by explaining important aspects related to earning money, tips for stretching it and sticking to a budget, the pros and cons of credit, advice for saving for your future, and much more.


The Student’s Guide to Financial Literacy

This book is designed to convey financial wisdom in terms that are easy to understand with suggestions that are easy to apply. Readers will learn about the importance of budgeting and saving, the compounding of money, and how to create a diversified portfolio of investments. Included is advice on buying a first home, the characteristics of good debt versus bad debt, insurance and tax planning, even choosing the right career. 


Managing Money

Highly readable with full-color photographs, this 120-page handbook is great for teaching life skills to a twenty-first century population. The handbook will provide readers a thorough and non-threatening introduction to: Managing Money; Controlling Your Spending; Banking Basics; Buy Now, Pay Later; Improving Your Budgeting. This handbook offers students a unique and visual way to achieve real-world literacy.


Additional Titles

Money as Emotional Currency by Anca Carrington. 2015.

Finance is Personal:  Making Your Money Work for You in College and Beyond by Kim Stephenson & Ann B. Hutchins. 2015

Teaching Financial Literacy Through Play by Christopher Harris & Patricia Harris. 2015.

The Young Entrepreneurs Financial Literacy Handbook:  High School and Above by Deborah Reynolds. 2015.

Right on the Money: Taking Control of Your Personal Finances by Chris Farrell. 2015.

Smart Saving and Financial Planning by Carla Mooney. 2013.

The Wall Street Journal Personal Finance Workbook by Jeff D. Opdyke. 2013.

The Grad’s Guide to Money: Simple Tips to Saving, Giving, and Smart Spending by Matt Bell. 2013.

Money and Credit: A Sociological Approach by Bruce G. Carruthers and Laura Ariovich. 2010.

Money Makeover: The Secret to Budgeting, Saving, and Investing for Financial Success by Nina Dubecki and Vanessa Rowsthorn. 2010.

The Wall Street Journal Complete Money & Investing Guidebook by Dave Kansas. 2010.

The 250 Personal Finance Questions for your 20s & 30s by Debby Fowles. 2009.

Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman, 2007.

The Everything Paying for College Book: Grants, Loans, Scholarships, and Financial Aid - All You Need to Fund Higher Education by Nathan Brown and Sheryle A. Proper. 2005.