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Personal Finance

Financial Tips and Tools

Manage Your Money

Budgets, Savings, & Getting Debt-Free


Take charge of your money:
books and websites to help you make a budget and get rid of debt.

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Put your money to work with wise investments.

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Increase your financial knowledge and keep up with current financial news, including stock markets.


Money Management

Debt Free Forever
Debt Free Forever
by Gail Vaz-Oxlade
Master your debt
Master Your Debt
by Jordan Elliot Goodman

Building a Budget
Building a Budget
by Canadian Dollars & Sense
397 ways to save
397 Ways to Save Money
by Kerry K. Taylor

Smart Cookies
The Smart Cookies' Guide to Making More Dough
by The Smart Cookies with Jennifer Barrett
Debt Free for Life
Debt Free for Life
by David Bach

  • The Credit Counselling Society - a registered, non-profit service that provides free credit counselling and planning for debts repayment.
  • Canadian Business Online: My Money - Personal finance and planning tips and advice from MoneySense magazine.
  • Budgeting - Budgeting information from the Investor Education Fund, a website that provides "unbiased financial information, programs and tools to help consumers make better decisions".
  • Financial Planning: - This U.S. based website is useful for the basics of money management. Articles, websites and features of interest from a variety of Internet sources.


TFSA Guide
Smart Canadian's guide to saving money

Investing for Canadians for Dummies
Investing for Canadians for Dummies
by Eric Tyson and Tony Martin
Thou shall prosper
Thou Shall Prosper
by Daniel Lapin

Sleep-easy investing
Sleep-easy Investing
by Gordon Pape
Start Late Finish Rich

News & Research

  • - Articles and information on investing for everyone from new investors to seasoned pros as well as current news, market reports and quotes.
  • - Standard and Poor's, a financial services provider, is a leading publisher of research and analysis on stocks and bonds, corporate credit ratings, and other investment indicators.
  • Useful Library Datases

  • Press Display - Access to over 500 newspapers and magazines from more then 70 countries in 37 languages.
  • Safari Books Online - digital library providing over 12,000 e-boooks and online videos on a wide range of topics, including business and technology.
  • EBSCO Master File Premier - contains a wide range of general reference journals and magazines, including financial publications.
Note: to use these databases from home you will need to log on with a Richmond Public Library card.

Stock Market Info