Financial and Investment Resources
Resources and databases for investments, money management, and financial assistance.
Brown County Library and its community partners present goodcents, a year-long series of financial programs, workshops and book talks designed to help you make informed financial decisions. Jump to the schedule.
Business and Investment Resources
Morningstar: Provides stock market analysis; equity, mutual fund, and ETF research, ratings, and picks; portfolio tools; and option, hedge fund, IRA, 401k, and 529 plan research.
Access Morningstar with your library card. Please read the important note below.
Please read the important note below.Value Line Investment Research: Covers 3,500 stocks across 100 industries, represents 95% of the daily U.S. trading volume and is backed by 80 years of power thinking. Value Line will help you make profitable decisions, create your own investment portfolio and more!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Only library cards that begin with the numbers 29878 can access Morningstar and Value Line. If you have a card that begins with a different number series and would like to use Value Line, you will need to replace your card (at no charge) at any Brown County Library. Just ask!
Business Source Premier (Enhanced Business Searching)
Business database that provides full text for nearly 1,100 business publications
Small Business Guide: Brown County Library’s Guide to Starting, Planning, & Running a Small Business (.pdf)
Full of resources to help you through the process from creating a business plan, legal considerations, management and marketing, financing and more!
Money Management, Foreclosure, Financial Assistance, and Other Resources
State of Wisconsin Resources
Brown County Resources
- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Foreclosure Resource Center
- Free Credit Report
- Help! I’m Facing Foreclosure (WI State Law Library)
Chances are good that someone you know has been scammed. They may not talk about it, but the statistics do. The truth is that sharing what you know can help protect someone who you know from a scam. The FTC says that fraudsters generally target consumers of all ages – but they know that older people are likely to have bigger nest eggs, which makes them attractive. And, the consumer protection agency says, when older people lose money to a scam, it’s usually more difficult for them to recoup their losses, making the consequences even more devastating.
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What to Know and Do
These handy guides from the Federal Trade Commission give useful information about credit, loans, debt, identity theft, avoiding scams, as well as budgeting, opening a bank account, shopping for prepaid cards, and managing money in general.
Managing your Money; Credit, Loans and Debt; and Scams and Identity Theft
Manejar su dinero; Crédito, préstamos y deudas; estafas y el robo de identidad