Financial Literacy

Money Tools Video Series

Learn about money and increase your financial literacy with these series of videos. 

Beanstack Challenge

Learn about financial literacy with various activities and earn badges as you go along. You can access the challenge by logging into Beanstack. If you participated in the summer reading program online - you have a login already. Need help signing up or into the Beanstack webpage or Beanstack Tracker App (iOS /Android)? Contact the library 831-768-3404 for assistance.

Learn More

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly. They have a variety of free resources available in multiple languages.

💲 CFPB information in English
💲 CFPB info in Spanish


Nerd Wallet 
► Budgeting and tracking, articles and education, loan and credit card comparisons, financial calculators
► Great for setting and tracking financial goals 

► Investing app with articles and education
► Great for making affordable and regular investments (Note: Understand the realities and risks of “day trading”)

Wallet Hub 
► Loan and credit card comparisons, articles and education, financial calculators
► Great for monitoring and building credit

Personal Finance Courses

Alison: Personal Finance
• Free courses
• Certificates available
• Great for beginners 

CourseraPersonal & Family Financial Planning  
• Most courses are free or very low cost
• Certificates available
• Courses taught by college professors and represent coursework from accredited colleges


360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
Financial education
  Also offered in Spanish

Annual Credit Report
 Access to free credit reports
 Great for understanding, monitoring, and correcting/disputing credit reports 

Clever Girl Finance 
 Financial education
  Free courses, blog, podcast, worksheets
 Geared towards women
 Financial calculators

Discover Scorecard
 Free monthly credit scores
 Does not lower your credit score
 Tips for building and repairing credit

GreenPath Financial Wellness (via Bay Federal Credit Union) 
 Financial Education
 Financial counseling, worksheets and guides, calculators 
 Also offered in Spanish

 Education, stock market simulation game, articles, market tickers

 Articles and education, credit card and loan comparisons, other financial tools
  Julia Glum blog on 

Money Under 30 
  Articles and education, blog, podcast, financial tools and calculators
♦  Geared towards people in their 20’s and 30’s 

Take Charge America 
♦  Financial education
  Credit counseling


The library has books on a variety of topics related to financial literacy in both English and Spanish. Just watch the covers go by until you see one you like.