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SIBL's April 2016 Financial Planning Day in Retrospect

Recap of the classes offered on job hunting, Social Security, asset allocation, and wills at the last event. Read More ›

Booktalking "How To Make Your Money Last" by Jane Bryant Quinn

Transitioning towards retirement can be a surprisingly difficult process. It can be inspiring and exhilarating to imagine all of the possibilities that life offers to you, but it can be strange and disconcerting to take on a new life and new activities.Read More ›

The Smart Cookies' Guide to Making More Dough

Andrea, Angela, Katie, Robyn and Sandra were inspired by an Oprah Winfrey show on personal finance to not only take a look at their desperate financial straits, but to do something about it. They found each other, formed a money group, and they helped each other learn about financial foibles and develop better financial habits.Read More ›

Booktalking "A Smart Girl's Guide: Money" by Nancy Holyoke

Tips for young girls on saving and managing money.Read More ›

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Learn how to access Morningstar through the library and the kind of information you can find to support your financial decisions.Read More ›

Financial Planning Day Draws A Crowd to SIBL... Again!

The Science, Industry and Business Library's spring edition of Financial Planning Day for 2015 drew record crowds. Read More ›

2014 Financial Planning Day at SIBL - A Big Success!

On October 17, 2014 hundreds of people came to SIBL for classes, database presentations, counseling, coaching and to talk to Financial Fair Participants during our 2014 Financial Planning Day.Read More ›

Tycoons: Real and Imagined

Whether you're a penny pincher or a big spender, tycoons offer a wealth of fascinating stories. These books, both fiction and nonfiction, dramatize big business. From captains of industry to investment bankers, these money bags characters have stories worth their weight in gold.Read More ›

August Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Philosophical inquiry at the movies… a looming retirement crisis… familiar New York landmarks seen from unexpected angles… the birth of NYC’s power system… the language hoax… the hidden history of the mob in NYC… Tomorrow-Land, the 1964-1965 World’s Fair… the great Boston - New York subway race… the Kitty Genovese murder… the inventor of electric traction… the hospice movement… the makers of modern Manhattan…Read More ›

July Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Gangsters and true crime, New York City history, financial literacy, MacArthur, FDR, Khrushchev, Lindsay, Main Street, U.S.A., travel, learning and self-discovery, climate change, foreign policy, the collective afterlife, and great pizza are among the wide-ranging topics coming up at our Author @ the Library talks in July 2014! We hope you’ll join us for insightful discussions with the authors of these 

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Booktalking "America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money" by Steve and Annette Economides

The word cheapskate has a negative connotation in our society, but there are many ways in which people can save money and live better. Financial stressors can break up relationships and lead to unnecessary anxiety in people's lives.

Shopping less frequently can lead to fewer impulse buys. Coupons can help, but it is important not to purchase items simply because you have coupons for them. Eat leftovers since so many people waste money on food that never gets eaten. All successful businesses have budgets, so do not feel restricted by creating a household budget. Write 

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On-Site Recruitment: Financial Professional Associates December 3

The New York State Department of Labor and Prudential Insurance Company of America will present an On-Site Recruitment for Finanical Professional Associates on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the New York State Department of Labor,

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Business Books from "The Economist," July 13, 2013

The July 13, 2013 Economist included its quarterly business book reviews. Here is a listing.

For those interested in the articles, you can find them through some of our electronic resources—We recommend our Infotrac Newsstand database, available from home with a library card. Or you can find them on The Economist's website (if you're a subscriber). For those not ready to read those, I've included for each book, based on the articles, a short squib.

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Summer 2013 Wall Street Reading Recommendations from the New York Times

Looking for beach reading? New York Times Dealbook columnist (and author) Andrew Ross Sorkin provides his recommendations—"Essential Wall Street Summer Book List"—on the first page of the Business Day section for July 2nd, 2013.

Most of these titles are oldies-but-goodies. Wishing for something newer? Stay tuned for a list of business best-sellers.

Follow the links on his 

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New Business Bestsellers: May 2013

Here is a selection of books new to The New York Times list of Business Best Sellers published in the Business Section print edition Sunday, May 5. Plus, a quick look at the Nielsen BookScan in the May 4 and 11 editions of The Wall Street Journal shows some titles new to this column. Enjoy!

Each title is noted with its ranking. Click on any title below to place a hold on the item. If necessary update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address) so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your local 

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Business Books from "The Economist," April 13, 2013

The April 13, 2013 Economist included its quarterly business book reviews. Here is a listing.

For those interested in the articles, you can find them through some of our electronic resources—We recommend our ProQuest Research Library database, available from home with a library card. Or you can find them on The Economist's website (if you're a subscriber). For those who are too impatient to read those, I've included for each book, based on the articles, a short 

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Booktalking "Stealing Your Life: The Ultimate Identity Theft Prevention Plan" by Frank Abagnale

Writing a personal check... purchasing items online... throwing out the trash, and bringing in the mail. You probably did not think that these activities could be putting you at risk, but you could be wrong. Personal checks are full of information that identity thieves relish. Hackers love stealing personal information online, possibly while sipping a 

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Booktalking "The Mutual Funds Book" by Alan Northcott

Want to start investing in mutual funds? This is completely the book for you.

Not sure you want to invest, but you want to learn more about personal finance? This is your book.

Want to ensure that you enjoy a safe happy retirement? You may want this book.

Not happy with your financial situation, and longing to feel in control of your money? 

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New Business Bestsellers: April 2013

Here is a selection of books new to The New York Times list of Business Best Sellers published in the Business Section print edition Sunday, April 7, as well as two books reviewed in the Mutual Funds Reports special section that day. Plus, a quick look at the Nielsen BookScan listing in the April 5th edition of the Wall Street Journal shows some titles new to this column. Enjoy!

Each title is noted with its ranking. Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. 

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New Business Best Sellers: March 2013

Here is a selection of books new to the New York Times list of Business Best Sellers published in the print edition Sunday, March 3rd. Plus, a quick look at the Nielsen BookScan listing in the March 2nd edition of the Wall Street Journal shows some titles new to this column. Enjoy!

Each title is noted with its ranking. Click on any of the titles below and place a hold to request the item. Remember to update your contact information (phone number or e-mail address), so you are notified when the book arrives for you at your

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