The President's Advisory Council defines personal financial literacy as "the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being" (2008 Annual Report to the President).
In other words, you should not only understand budgeting, but can make informed decisions about credit and debit card usage, checking accounts, student loans, and how to request and review your credit report, for starters.
Use this guide to locate the resources that will empower you to make appropriate financial choices. Please note: this guide does not provide financial advice, nor will the librarians!
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