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Financial Literacy

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Join us in-person or online to master basic financial literacy, such as understanding budgeting or ways to improve and maintain a good credit score. Learn how to make informed financial decisions, effectively manage household finances, and strive toward financial independence!

Tax Forms and Filing Your 2021 Taxes

Tax time is here! Many Library patrons rely on IndyPL for tax forms and filing instruction booklets. See all of our services to provide you with tax filing support here.

In-Person Programs

Central Library Data and Drafts: Home Loans and Redlining
What is redlining, and how does it impact housing segregation and economic opportunity in Indianapolis today? Dig into the reasons and solutions with Polis Center analysts. Light snacks and beer from Sun King Brewery will be available. Event is free to attend. 21+ only.

Connecting to Personal Finance Resources
Learn more about resources that can help you better understand your basic financial needs such as the difference between a credit union and a bank, basic accounts and what are they used for, what a credit score is, and more.

Free Community Shred Day
Do you have documents you don't want to throw out in the trash? Visit us and take advantage of Free Community Shred Day to dispose of your documents safely and securely with Total Shred Solutions’ On-Site Paper Shredding & Secure Document Destruction Service.

Where Does Your Money Go?
Do you know where your money goes? Most of us don’t. Where Does Your Money Go is a program designed to help you better understand how you spend your money. Program activities include determining your spending priorities and habits as well as creating a spending-savings plan. No registration is required. Topics include:

  1. Money: Is There Ever Enough?
  2. Money: Where Did It Go?
  3. Money: Deciding Where to Spend It
  4. Money: Let’s Make a Plan

Presented by Ashley Piland, Extension Educator- Health & Human Sciences, Purdue Extension Marion County

View on Demand Money Management Classes

Personal Finance Classes from LinkedIn Learning
Get the training you need to stay ahead in these expert-led courses on Personal Finance. Numerous courses about personal finance are available including budgeting, personal investments, taxes, and more. Learn how to get started here.

Money Management Skills - What Everyday People Need to Know
Whether you're just getting started in life or contemplating retirement, this series offers a primer with all the information you need to build a financial plan to achieve your goals. To get started create a Kanopy account. If you need help a video tutorial is available.

Get Recommendations from our Staff

Click on a featured book list to get reading recommendations from our staff.

e-Books & Streaming

OverDrive has a wide selection of e-books and downloadable audiobooks in their Finance collection. If you have never borrowed from OverDrive or used their Libby app before, information to get started can be found here.

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Need help? Ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or call, text or email Ask-a-Librarian. The Tinker Station helpline at (317) 275-4500 is also available. It is staffed by device experts who can answer questions about how to read, watch and listen on a PC, tablet or phone.

The Retiring Mind

Getting ready for retirement doesn't just consist of financial planning. Making sure you are psychologically in the right state of mind to make your later unemployed years enjoyable is just as important.

Retire Smart, Retire Happy

Finding your True Path in Life

Schlossberg, Nancy K.

Written by a counseling psychologist, this book shows you how retirement can be rewarding instead of psychologically paralyzing. The period of adjustment can be scary as you form a new identity for yourself. Everyone's situation is different but striving for happiness is something we all need to do.

My Next Phase

The Personality-based Guide to your Best Retirement

Sundstrom, Eric D.

Will you flunk retirement? You might if you don't take time before ending your job to think about how you will fill your days when you have no one to answer to but yourself. Here you will discover your personal retirement style and how to create a future you will enjoy.

The Retiring Mind

How to Make the Psychological Transition to Retirement

Delamontagne, Robert P.

Coping with the challenges of transitioning to a life away from the day-to-day rat race can be difficult. To find out what is really important to you to live happily in your later years is the focus of this book.