Trusted Resources

Get expert guidance on how to develop a financial education program and discover trusted sources of unbiased financial information.

Guidelines and Best Practices for Financial Literacy Education in Libraries

ALA’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has published these guidelines, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

FINRA Foundation Modules

Take advantage of these FINRA Investor Education Foundation investor education content modules to develop your programs. They’re proven, authoritative, unbiased and free.

18 Personal Finance & Investing Resources

With so many personal finance websites, it can be difficult to know where to begin the search for reliable information. This list was compiled with guidance from librarians and financial educators who are familiar with the everyday needs and questions of library users.

FINRA Investor Alerts

FINRA develops Investor Alerts to educate investors about important and timely investing issues. These will be delivered automatically to your feed reader or news service.
FINRA Foundation RSS Feed

National Financial Capability Study

The National Financial Capability Study benchmarks key indicators of financial capability and evaluates how these indicators vary with underlying demographic, behavioral, attitudinal and financial literacy characteristics. Data are available for every state, and are easy for librarians and library customers to access free of charge.


Looking to take your library’s financial literacy efforts to the next level? Connect with ALA’s Financial Literacy Interest Group.