Whether you are just starting or have some experience with personal finance, we have a service suited to meet your goals. Learn about budgeting, investing, student loans or preparing for retirement. With a large collection of print and online financial resources and free counseling services, finding the information and developing the skills you need to have a savvy relationship with your finances can be easy at Central Library’s Business & Career Center.
What We Do
- Attend events and workshops at the Library on saving, credit repair, investing and more.
- Go to our Events Calendar to see all of our upcoming finance events and workshops.
Take steps towards financial stability by meeting with a financial coach.
The Financial Coaching Corps of The Community Service Society of New York provides free and confidential help in developing positive financial skills, including:
- Improving credit by obtaining, reviewing and repairing credit reports;
- Using formal banking services and avoiding fringe services;
- Reducing debt by developing a debt management plan;
- Creating and using budgets to manage finances;
- Increasing savings to build assets;
- Applying for public benefits.
One-on-one financial coaching is offered by appointment on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00AM to 1:30PM at the Business & Career Center. Visit bklynlib.org/2ArMMFA to make an appointment.
- During tax season get free assistance filing your taxes from organizations such as AARP and the Food Bank.
- Go to the "Subject Guides" box on the right hand side of this page to get tips on the best resources for managing and investing your money.
- Retirement Planning
- Money & Finance for Teens
Retirement fail : the 9 reasons people flunk post-work life and how to ace your ownSullivan, Greg, 1957- author.
Slash your retirement risk : how to make your money last with a simple, safe, and secure investment planCook, James Christopher, 1971-
Retirement : your new beginning: leveraging over 1000 clients through their retirement for the past 20 yearsMiramontes, Sid
Don't retire broke : an indispensable guide to tax-efficient retirement planning and financial freedomRodgers, Rick (Financial planner)
The millennial money fix : what you need to know about budgeting, debt, and finding financial freedomBoneparth, Douglas A.
The year of less : how I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings, and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a storeFlanders, Cait, 1985- author.
You need a budget : the proven system for breaking the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, getting out of debt, and living the life you wantMecham, Jesse
Cluttered mess to organized success workbook : declutter & organize your home and life with over 100 checklists and worksheets + free full downloadsAarssen, Cassandra
The 2% rule to get debt free fast : an innovative method to pay your loans off for goodMichael, Alex
The DIY investor : how to get started in investing and plan for a financially secure futureBell, Andy, 1966- author.
Investment trusts handbook 2018 : the latest thinking, opinion, research & information on investment trusts
Uncommon sense : the popular misconceptions of business, investing and finance, and how to profit by going against the tideHomer, Mark.
Global investment competitiveness report 2017/2018 : foreign investor perspectives and policy implications.
The inside guide to funding real estate investments : how to get the money you need for the property you wantHamilton, Ross, 1982- author.
Safe, debt-free, and rich! : high-return, low-risk investing strategies that can make you wealthyPacker, Andrew
Invest like you give a damn : make money, change the world, sleep well at nightDe Sousa-Shields, Marc, 1963-
The bitcoin guidebook : how to obtain, invest, and spend the world's first decentralized cryptocurrencyDeMartino, Ian
Blockchain revolution : how the technology behind bitcoin is changing money, business, and the worldTapscott, Don, 1947- author.
College financing information for teens : tips for a successful financial life : including facts about planning, saving, and paying for postsecondary education, with information about college savings plans, grants, loans, scholarships, community and milit
Savings and investment information for teens : tips for a successful financial life, including facts about economic principles, wealth development, bank accounts, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other financial tools.
Financial literacy for millennials : a practical guide to managing your financial life for teens, college students, and young adultsSmith, Andrew O., 1962- author.
The infographic guide to personal finance : a visual reference for everything you need to knowCagan, Michele
Make your kid a money genius (even if you're not) : a parents' guide for kids 3 to 23Kobliner, Beth, 1965- author.
Cash and credit information for teens : tips for a successful financial life, including facts about earning money, paying taxes, budgeting, banking, shopping, using credit, and avoiding financial pitfalls.
The teen money manual : a guide to cash, credit, spending, saving, work, wealth, and moreMcGuire, Kara.