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Books to Help You With Your Finances

There are lots of books on financial literacy, some are a little better than others. Here are four books we like, and think you might too.  

We have these books in our office, and a selection of others, covering topics such as budgeting, saving and investing, buying a car, and there's even one with information for incorporating personal finance into your relationships.  If you'd like to borrow one, stop by our office anytime Monday - Friday, 8AM - 4:30PM.

If you have a favorite personal finance book, please let us know.     

Tips and tricks

  • Passwords

    Use complex passwords.  The Duke community can download LastPass  for free from the Office of  Information Technology's website.

  • Start Young

    Start saving and investing young to take advantage of the awesome power of compound interest.

  • Cup of Joe

    Make your own coffee at home.  If you spend just $3.50 every workday for your latte or cappuccino, you're losing over a thousand dollars per year.

  • Tips are Taxable

    Tips are subject to federal income, Social Security, and Medicare taxes.

  • Stop Unwanted Solicitations

    Opt out of credit card solicitations here.

  • Prompt reporting can save you

    If you do not report fraudulent bank account activity within 60 days of the statement where it appears, the entire loss will fall on you.