Managing Your Money

The Naperville Public Library is one of the best places to go for free, unbiased resources on all aspects of personal finance. 


Healthy Savings Habits

  • America Saves
    Savings tips, strategies, and resources to help build personal wealth.
  • Choose to Save: Savings Tips
    Helpful tips from Choose to Save, the award-winning national financial education program.
  • Feed the Pig
    Interactive site designed to help young adults ages 25-34 gain control of the finances.
  • Get More Money Now
    Savings tips from the Better Business Bureau.
  • Ready Save Grow
    Safe and convenient ways to save from the U.S. Treasury Department.
  • TreasuryDirect
    Comprehensive site for saving and investing in U.S. Treasury securities.


Saving for College


Retirement Planning


Credit and Debt Management


Financial Emergencies


Financial Literacy

  • 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
    Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.
  • Basics of Money
    How to budget, spend, and manage your money wisely from Kiplinger's.
  • Better Business Bureau Start With Trust
    Consumer news, hot marketplace topics, report a scam, check out a business or charity.
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Created by the federal government to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans — whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or managing student loan debt.
  • Financial Capability Study
    Groundbreaking state-by-state findings, this study aims to assess and establish a baseline measure of the financial literacy of U.S. adults.
  • Marketplace Money
    Website for American Public Media's Marketplace Money radio show, nationally recognized for timely, relevant coverage of economics and personal finance.
  • Money 101
    Step-by-step guide to gaining control of your financial life.
    U.S. government site dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics of financial education.
  • Save and Invest
    Free, unbiased information on saving, credit, car buying, and protecting your money from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.


Housing, Mortgages, Foreclosures


Identity Theft and Financial Fraud

  • Fighting Back Against Identity Theft
    Learn how to deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.
  • Investor Protection
    The tools you need to be an informed investor and avoid problems in the complex world of investing, from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
  • Fighting Identity Theft
    Consumer protection information from the U.S. Treasury Department Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
  • Financial Protection for Older Americans
    The U.S. Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans offers seniors information and tools to navigate safely through financial challenges.
    Practical tips from government and technology industry sources to help protect against Internet fraud.
    Created by the Consumer Federation of America, includes vital information about identity theft for consumers, victims, and businesses.

Basic Banking Services

  • Bankrate
    Compare rates for checking, savings, CDs, and mortgages. Also includes bank ratings and calculators to compare borrowing costs. 
  •  America's Credit Unions
    Website for the Credit Union National Associaton, providing information on locating and joining a credit union and the latest news in consumer finance.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
    Resources to educate and protect consumers about banks, Internet banking, loans, mortgages and fraud protection. 
  • Help With My Bank
    Created by the U.S. Treasury, this site reinforces the fair treatment of national bank customers and answers questions on credit cards, mortgages, and loans.