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April Is Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy— basic knowledge about financial concepts allowing you to make informed and effective decisions about your money— is key for building a secure life for you and your family.

Financial Literacy Programs
Mon, Apr 15, All day
The Money Monsters want to help you learn about money with a Financial Literacy Kit filled with books, bookmarks, and posters. Geared for children aged 3-8.
This event is full

Mon, Apr 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dover Room
Find out about the retirement challenges facing women and the action steps that you can take to create the financial life that you want in retirement.

The Wall Street Journal is available from WPPL on the Download & Stream page

Now available with your Westlake Porter Public Library card—The Wall Street Journal Online. Enjoy award-winning business journalism and unrivaled coverage of global markets, politics, world news, tech, arts and life, accessible anywhere.

Business & Investing eBooks

View the latest eBooks available through WPPL on business and investing. Visit eBook Alerts to have a list delivered to your inbox every month.

Thinking Money for Kids

Thinking Money for Kids, an initiative of the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Foundation, strives to teach children and their parents, caregivers and educators about financial topics — like saving, spending, sharing and budgeting — in a way that is both meaningful and fun.

The web games below challenge you to master the knowledge and skills you'll need to make smart financial choices and prepare for whatever the future brings.

Weiss Financial Ratings Tutorials & Videos

The first seven videos linked below contain a short tutorial about a single section of the Weiss Financial Ratings database. They can help you to navigate Weiss' financial literacy tools, learn how to use a screener, and find ratings for the investments or companies of interest.

The last two videos are 30-minute presentations that go more in depth on the topics of Medicare Supplement Insurance and A Beginner's Guide to Investing.

  • Financial Literacy
  • Stocks
  • Mutual Funds
  • Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Banks
  • Credit Unions
  • Insurance Companies
  • A Beginner
  • Medicare Supplement Insurance: How to Pick the Right Plan & Get the Best Rate