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Personal Finance: Investing

Authoritative and up-to-date resources for managing your money.

The market is in constant flux and it's important to stay on top of your portfolio. Use the library's resources to keep track of what the markets are doing. If you're just beginning to invest, we have resources to get you started; stop in at the Adult Desk, email, or call 224-543-1485 to speak with a librarian, Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM.



Browse & check out e-books about investing. Vernon Area Library card required.



Kiplinger's Personal FinanceDownload now with Flipster (Vernon Area Library card required).

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Online Resources

Use your Vernon Area Public Library card to log into these resources anytime.

Morningstar: Research stocks, funds, and ETFs with access to exclusive Morningstar ratings. Use the portfolio tool to fine-tune your investments based on professional analysis.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage: Access to detailed analysis of company performance, activities, news, and risk. View the companies offering coverage and browse analyst recommendations.

Value Line: Information on stocks and industries. Get timeliness and performance rankings from the Value Line Investment Survey. This database includes guidance on investment strategy.

On the Web

Founded in 2007, this comprehensive site covers a variety of financial vehicles including stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, interest rates, futures, and options.

Motley Fool

Fool's award-winning website publishes hundreds of articles each week. offers news, analysis, and commentary. The Motley Fool is one of the largest online investment communities.