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JCPL offering free Financial Rating Service during Money Smart Week

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In celebration of Money Smart Week, Grey House Publishing is providing libraries and their patrons free access to its Financial Ratings Series Online informed descisions about their insurance, Medicare, banking, and investment options. This resource tells users:

  • How to Find the Safest Bank or Credit Union in their Area
  • How to Avoid the Weakest Insurance Companies... and How to Find the Best Ones
  • How to Pick the Best Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan and Pick Providers with the Lowest Premiums
  • How to Find the Best Mutual Funds... and Make Sure their Retirement Funds are Safe
  • How to Pick the Best-Performing Stocks

Financial Ratings Online also provides a wide variety of Worksheets & Financial Planners to help guide patrons through difficult financial decisions, including:

  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Variable Annuities
  • Elder Care Choices
  • Medicare Supplement Insurance
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Term-Life Insurance

Financial Ratings Series Online is designed to direct patrons toward safe banking and insurance options and strong investments while helping them avoid unnecessary risk that could lead to financial losses. 

About Money Smart Week

A national initiative between ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Money Smart Week promotes financial literacy programming in libraries nationwide, providing patrons with the tools they need to better manage their personal finances. Find out more here

JCPL is also hosting a variety of programs designed to help patrons of all ages learn to harness the power of the dollar. Visit our events page for a full list of programs.

During Money Smart Week, with Financial Rating Series Online, our patrons will have full access to financial strength ratings of 21,000 banks, credit unions, and insurance companies, as well as 16,000 mutual funds and 6,000 common stocks. Plus, they can create and download their own Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner.