Successfully manage your finances with help from these resources.

MCLD Electronic Resources

Consumer Reports

To help you get the most from your money, offers buying guides for hundreds of individually tested consumer products.

Gale Courses

Click “Accounting and Finance” to get access to over three dozen high quality, instructor led six week courses designed for individuals and businesses.


Includes independent information about companies, funds, exchange-traded funds, and markets. Access Morningstar to collect financial information, get reliable portfolio analysis, learn about investment options, and find the most up-to-date financial news commentary. Morningstar access is provided thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Sun City Libraries, Inc.

Value Line

This investment research tool offers accurate, reliable, unbiased investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. Familiar offerings include “Summary & Index”, “Selection & Opinion” and company reports. Also helps new investors get started with educational guides, videos, and a glossary.

Web Links

The only source for free credit reports authorized by federal law. Consumers can receive their credit reports from Experian, Equifax and TransUnion free every 12 months.

Easy to understand information for consumers who want to know more about money management, loans and credit, and how to avoid scams. The site includes topical videos and webinars.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Money Smart, Financial Education Program

A comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships. Money Smart has reached over 2.75 million consumers since 2001. Research shows that the curriculum can positively influence how consumers manage their finances, and these changes are sustainable in the months after the training.

Federal Reserve Education

This site provides lesson plans, classroom activities, publications, games as well as financial information for the general public including credit, banking, personal finance, and consumer protection.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Get information, forms, instructions and answers about your federal income taxes. Highlights include links to FreeFile free tax software and the IRS withholding calculator.

From the Securities & Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, is your online resource to help you invest wisely and avoid fraud. is the U.S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.

SSA Retirement Tools

Resources on planning for retirement from the Social Security Administration, including a useful “Retirement Estimator”.