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FINRA Investor Knowledge Quiz

Millions of Americans and countless others around the world invest in the U.S. equities markets, some directly, others through pension plans, mutual funds and other vehicles. While some investors rely on investment professionals for advice, others choose to chart their own investment course. But regardless of exactly where they invest and whose advice they seek, The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) believes all investors should have access to basic educational information about investing. Read more about FINRA Investor Knowledge Quiz

Welcome to the Mind Your Money Blog!

These resources are here to help you learn about saving, investing and planning your financial future. Visit the links on the right for more resources specific to your needs and follow this blog for the latest news in financial literacy! Read more about Welcome to the Mind Your Money Blog!

Basic Stock Valuation Classes set for March 16th and 23rd at 6:30pm, Downtown

You're eager to buy individual stocks, but you just don’t know how to get started. Boost your investing know-how with a free two-part course at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

Basic Stock Valuation is an advanced course presented as an extension of the library’s Mind Your Money financial literacy program. The two-part course will be offered on Mondays, March 16 and 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30. in the second-floor Events Room at the Downtown Huntsville Library, 915 Monroe St. Light refreshments will be served. Read more about Basic Stock Valuation Classes set for March 16th and 23rd at 6:30pm, Downtown

Archived Recording of Basic Stock Valuation (Part 2)

An archived recording of Basic Stock Valuation: Advanced Financial Literacy (Part 2) is now available at https://hmcpl.adobeconnect.com/p6nbbaxvueh/. Part 1 is available at https://hmcpl.adobeconnect.com/p2o3w77kwlg.

Stay tuned for recordings of Basic Financial Literacy Parts 1-4!

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Archived Recording of Basic Stock Valuation (Part 1)

An archived recording of Basic Stock Valuation: Advanced Financial Literacy (Part 1) is now available at https://hmcpl.adobeconnect.com/p2o3w77kwlg/. Please join us for Part 2 on January 29th! Read more about Archived Recording of Basic Stock Valuation (Part 1)

Basic Stock Valuation: Advanced Financial Literacy Classes 1/22/15 & 1/29/15 Downtown and Online

You want to take your money to a higher level in 2015. You're eager to buy individual stocks, but you just don’t know how to get started. Boost your investing know-how with a free two-part course at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library on 1/22/15 and 1/29/15. Our expert instructors will show you how to use basic stock investing tools, including Morningstar® Investment Research Center. Read more about Basic Stock Valuation: Advanced Financial Literacy Classes 1/22/15 & 1/29/15 Downtown and Online

80% of Survey Respondents Don't Know About Retirement Income Planning

A recent survey by the American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, Pa., noted that 2 in 10 people with incomes over $100k did not know how to plan for retirement. Another report says that "Americans fail to understand critical financial concepts, including interest compounding, inflation, and risk diversification, and these shortcomings are most acute for women, the less educated, and older individuals." Read more about 80% of Survey Respondents Don't Know About Retirement Income Planning

Preparing kids for the real financial world

Seventy of incoming college freshman told Daily Finance that they have never been taught basic financial literacy skills yet they are signing up for student loans, opening credit cards and making decisions that will have a serious impact on the rest of their lives. Read more about Preparing kids for the real financial world

Congratulations to our winner!

We recently sent an online survey of participants to help us gauge the effectiveness of our financial literacy classes and mentioned those who completed the survey would be eligible to win an ebook reader. Congratulations to the winner of a new Kindle, Pamela Lionel!

Excecutive Director Laurel Best and Deputy Director Sue Royer are seen condicting the drawing. Read more about Congratulations to our winner!

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