Tagged Financial Literacy

Ask the Job Readiness Lab: "How does credit affect my ability to get a job?"

Welcome to "Ask the Job Readiness Lab," a series of posts in which we address the questions of job seekers and share our answers with a broader audience. Here, our partner the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and…

Hey, Kids! Want to Get Smart About Money?

Here at The Free Library of Philadelphia, we talk a lot about literacy. Literacy, as you may know, is all about learning to read and improving your reading skills. But there's another kind of literacy also important to your…

Credit Card Reduction Day

March 21 is the second annual Credit Card Reduction Day , an obscure holiday created in 2016. You’ve never heard of it? Neither had I until just a few days ago, but I’m sure plenty of us are still dealing with the fallout of…

Need help funding your education? Visit the Regional Foundation Center!

Back to school (BTS) is in full swing. How will you fund BTS next year?  Now is the time for many families across the Philadelphia area to begin evaluating the best possible financial options and finding ways to offset…

Spring Clean Your Finances!

As the snow clears, and temperatures finally begin to warm up, you’re likely preparing to tackle the yearly spring cleaning.  While you are probably thinking of clearing out the clutter in your basement, you should also…

Curious about investing? Wondering what financial resources the Free Library has to offer?

The Business, Science & Industry Department at Parkway Central Library offers resources for all types of investors- from absolute beginners to financial gurus.  Whether you’re looking for information on opening a…