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Wilkes County Wellness: Financial

This guide is a resource for the patrons and community of Wilkes County Public Library. In this guide, you will find resources to encourage wellness in all aspects of your life and promote lifelong health benefits.

What is Financial Wellness?

Financial Wellness - Satisfaction with current and future financial situations.


NC Cardinal & ARL Catalog

The student's pocket guide to personal finance - Daniel Hartness 

Publication Date: 2021

ISBN: 9781737223610

Catalog Summary: Who Should Read It? This Pocket Guide is written with students in mind, those starting from their freshman year of high school to their senior year of college. Tons of tips and tricks are given to them to help them both prepare for their financial futures and masterfully manage the money they currently have. 

Subjects: Finance, Personal

How to money: your ultimate visual guide to the basics of finance - Jean Sherman Chatzky & Kathryn Tuggle  

Publication Date: 2022

ISBN: 9781250791696

Catalog Summary: There's no getting around it. You need to know how to manage money to know how to manage life--but most of us don't! This illustrated guidebook from New York Times bestselling author and financial expert Jean Chatzky, Kathryn Tuggle, and their team at HerMoney breaks down the basics of money-how to earn it, manage it, and use it-giving you all the tools you need to take charge and be fearless with personal finance. 

Subjects: MoneyFinance, PersonalBudgets, Personal

Financial first aid: essential tools for confident, secure money management - Alyssa Davies 

Publication Date: 2022

ISBN: 9781454944669

Catalog Summary: What do a layoff, a medical emergency, a broken appliance, and a natural disaster have in common? Each scenario has the potential to upend your personal finances, no matter your financial situation. Money can be an intense source of stress, especially when you suddenly don't have enough of it. This handy and accessible reference from Alyssa Davies, founder of the popular finance blog Mixed Up Money, is here to help you navigate these financial ups and downs with a judgment-free approach.

Subjects: Finance, PersonalBudgetInvestmentsDebt

Money magic: an economist's secrets to more money, less risk, and a better life - Laurence Kotlikoff 

Publication Date: 2022

ISBN: 9780316541954

Catalog Summary: Laurence Kotlikoff, one of our nation's premier personal finance experts...harnesses the power of economics and advanced computation to deliver a host of spellbinding but simple money magic tricks that will transform your financial future. Each trick shares a basic ingredient for financial savvy based on economic common sense, not Wall Street snake oil.

Subjects: Finance, PersonalBudgets, PersonalInvestmentsRetirement PlanningDebt

Open-Access Resources

Financial Wellness - An overview of financial wellness including the four principles of financial wellness, financial wellness vs. financial literacy, and six steps to financial wellness. 

Financial Wellness Is Critical To Your Overall Health - And Financial Literacy Is The Key - A Forbes article about the connection between financial literacy and financial, mental, and social well-being. 

Budgeting - An introductory guide for creating a budget with tips, resources, and a downloadable budgeting worksheet, published by Northwestern University. 

Best financial wellness tips for your age - Resources and tips for financial wellness for each stage of adult life: early career, mid-career, near-retirement, and retirement.

Media Resources

Voya Financial Wellness Library - “Whether it’s 2 minutes on budgeting or an in-depth session on Medicare, we’ve got you covered with education to help you achieve the financial future you envision.”

Foundations of Financial Wellness - “Understand the principles of financial wellness including goal setting, protection, spending and saving, and retirement planning.”

Why Most People Fail at Financial Planning! It's not what You Think! | Mo Hasan | TEDxAshburnSalon - “In this provocative and insightful session, Mo Hasan shares the hidden secret about money. You will learn why those who understand this secret are able to create financial security almost instantly, while those who don't struggle for a lifetime.”

Financial Wellness

In the News

Bank of America Study Finds 84% of Employers Now Say Offering Financial Wellness Tools Helps Increase Employee Retention - “Based on a nationwide survey of 824 employees and 846 employers conducted in February, and a second survey of 478 employees conducted in July, the Workplace Benefits Report examines trends related to workplace financial benefits and wellness programs.”

Wellness Wednesday – Make a budget and stick to it - “If you want to start budgeting or want to budget better to reach your financial wellness goals, it takes some work to make a reasonable budget that’s more than random numbers on a spreadsheet.”

How Companies Can Help Their Employees with Financial Wellness - “Increasing pay, offering childcare assistance, and having flexible scheduling are a few of the ways employers can recruit and retain employees—and boost financial wellness.”

NC Live Databases

Consumer Reports - Popular collection of product reviews and recommendations for cars, appliances, electronics, personal finance, and health information.

State Data Center - The site includes population, economic, and income data as well as county profiles and rankings.

Statistical Abstract of the United States - An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Wall Street Journal - Full articles from the Wall Street Journal (1981-current).