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Financial Literacy Resources

BCPL partners with Financial Literacy Coalition to bring you resources to assist with financial literacy, from managing money and budgets to developing career skills to enhance your financial stability.    

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Career, Health, and Medical
Cypress Resume
Create a quality resume step-by-step with this helpful resume builder program.
Resume Generator
A very simple tool for creating a resume. Just fill in the information in the blanks, and a resume is created. No formatting or Microsoft skills required.
Job Search
Indiana Career Connect
Indiana job searches, plus trainings and info on the local job market.
Indeed Job Search
Indeed gives job seekers free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies.
Job Match Indiana
Job search site specific to Central and South Central Indiana
Computer Help
GCF Learn Free
A wide range of help on computer basics and various computer programs.
Gale Courses
Instructor-led classes on computer skills. Each course is 6 weeks long and can be taken on your own time.
Niche Academy
Video guides on computer skills and online resources from the public library.
Typing Games
Use these games to have fun and improve your typing skills at the same time.
College and Education
Common App
The Common Application (Common App) represents nearly 900 diverse institutions of higher education.
Federal Student Aid
Information on federal aid to attend college
Learn More Indiana Colleges
Lots of information about the colleges and universities in Indiana
Mental Health
Mental Health Matters
A community-wide initiative created to address challenges and improve the mental health system for the wellbeing of youth and adults in Bartholomew County.
Centerstone is a nonprofit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatments for people of all ages.
Family Service Inc
Family Service’s primary focus is family oriented with counseling programs concentrating heavily on strengthening family functioning.
WellConnect provides assistance with insurance navigation and insurance savings programs with Medicare.
Premium Link
Premium Link is an income-based insurance assistance program. Contact the United Way at 812-314-2960 for information.
Columbus Regional Hospital Financial Assistance
Options are available for financial assistance at Columbus Regional Hospital. Call 812-376-5315 for information.
Financial Resources
En espanol
Juego: Payback
Juego sobre pagar la universidad
Videos de YouTube sobre finanzas
Videos en espanol y ingles sobre muchos topicos de finanzas: universidad, seguros, impuestos, mas.
Guía a usuarios de todas las edades a través de más de 350 mini lecciones de educación financiera
Preguntas frecuentes sobre facturacion y seguros (CRH)
Llame a WellConnect, Claudia Velez al 812-343-9840 para preguntas sobre facturación y pagos a Columbus Regional Hospital
Su Casa Columbus
Nuestra misión es aumentar la autosuficiencia, la salud, la independencia económica, la educación y garantizar que las familias latinas se sientan seguras y pertenezcan aquí.
Programa de Gestion de Deudos (Apprisen)
Cuando se suscribe al programa, Apprisen trabajara con sus acreedores
Oficina para la Proteccion Financiera del Consumidor
La Oficina para la Protección Financiera del Consumidor (CFPB, siglas en inglés), es una agencia gubernamental que se asegura de que bancos, prestamistas y otras compañías financieras le traten justamente.
Diccinario de palabras de finanzas (Esp / Ingles)
Diccinario grande de palabras sobre finanzas.
Building Your Credit
German American Bank Financial Education Resources
Free financial education resources for all ages from German American Bank
Zogo, a financial game through Centra Credit Union
Zogo guides users of all ages through 350+ bite-sized financial education lessons.
Local Resources
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
The State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) provide local, in-depth, and objective insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers.
Captain Cash
Captain Cash is an interactive educations program designed to teach basic financial management skills to your students. Contact Purdue Extension for more information.
Search United Way of Bartholomew County (SearchUWBC)
Listing of lots of helpful organizations in our area, grouped by the type of needs.
Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center
The LCNFC is a full-service resource center for residents of the downtown Lincoln-Central Neighborhood. A one-stop shop, the LCNFC works in collaboration with other organizations to provide approximately 30 programs.
Managing Money
Zogo, a financial game through Centra Credit Union
Zogo guides users of all ages through 350+ bite-sized financial education lessons.
Saving with Mandy and Randy
Courses on financial literacy for youth can be brought to your institution.
Making The Right Moves courses
Making the Right Money Moves is a seven-lesson financial skills course taught by school faculty. Find information here on how to make it happen.
Financial Fitness courses from Centra
Free courses, quizzes, videos and more on all topics of financial literacy.
Money Management Resources
A wide variety of short FAQs on lots of money management topics.
German American Bank Financial Education Resources
Free financial education resources for all ages from German American Bank
Where Does Your Money Go?
Purdue Extension offers a "Where Does Your Money Go?" course. Contact Purdue Extension for more information.
Multi-lingual dictionary of financial terms
From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Dictionary of financial terms from English to: Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese.
Large Purchases
Paying For College
Tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on paying for college
Auto Loan Tips
Advice on auto loans from the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Purchasing a Home
Tips from the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau on buying a home
Protecting Identity and Investments
Federal Trade Commission Site
The Federal Trade Commission protects consumers and targets unsafe business practices.
Better Business Bureau
Learn about the types of scams and how to prevent them.
One-on-One Coaching
United Way (Monica Salazar)
Monica Salazar is the Financial Stability Coordinator at United Way and can provide personalized assistance. Email Monica at [email protected]
Human Services, Inc.
Contact the local Human Services office to get helpful personalized information from staff.
Apprisen (Lisa Piercefield)
Apprisen is non-profit organization committed to financial well-being. As the Indianapolis Division Manager at Apprisen, Lisa Piercefield serves as an NFCC Certified Consumer Credit Counselor. Email Lisa at [email protected]
Bartholomew County Works (LCNFC)
Contact Dawn Bieberle, the Bartholomew County Works coach, for personalized help.
Centra Onward
Free, unbiased, and bilingual financial education, including: Financial education workshops, one-on-one training with a financial expert, financial coaching, financial accountability checks.
Kids and Caregivers
Money As You Grow
The tips and activities here can help your children’s money skills, habits, and attitudes grow.
Sesame Street: For Me, For You, For Later
For Me, for You, for Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing, and Saving allows families to share experiences in developing financial basics that will impact their children now and in the future.
Money Smart For Young People
The Money Smart Parent/ Caregiver Guides summarize key lesson concepts. These guides also offer practical activities and conversation-starters on financial topics such as saving, setting financial goals, prioritizing spending decisions, and staying safe online.
Children's Books about money
A list of books at our libraries for kids about money.
Practical Money Skills
Strives to link consumers, educators, banks and governments to the tools and resources they need, helping individuals and communities develop their money management skills.
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