Financial Literacy @ Piscataway Library

The Piscataway Public Library was the proud to be a recipient of the Smart Investing@Your Library grant which will allow us to provide a wide array of programs and services to educate the public regarding important financial literacy topics. The focus of our project is the "sandwich generation", or those who may have financial responsibilities for both children and aging parents. This is a fast growing demographic within American society that is having to deal with unique and complex financial stressors and issues. 

While provided programs and workshops specific to this group, we encouraged all interested participants to take part in these FREE programs and services. This page serves as a central portal for this financial literacy program; a place where you can find resources to help you with your finances and signup and detail information about our events. 

Some of the highlights included:

  • Financial Literacy Fairs where you can get information, and meet representatives from, various local, state, federal agencies and non-profits providing services that can assist you
  • In-person workshops on topics such as performing a financial checkup, retirement, investment and more at the following locations
    • Piscataway Public Library
    • Dunellen Public Library
    • New Brunswick Public Library
    • Piscataway Senior Center
  • Evening webinars you can attend from the comfort of your own computer, laptop or mobile device covering a wide array of topics such as saving for college, retirement, investing, dealing with multi-generational financial issues, and more
  • A financial literacy family gaming night which will allow attendees to have some fun, enjoy their families, and learn about various types of financial topics and planning
  • Lunch and Learn opportunities for local govermnent and business, as well as an all-day training session for library staff to be able to provide quality information and resources across Central New Jersey
  • A dedicated Financial Resource Center located at the Kennedy Branch of the Piscataway Public Library with print and web based materials to help you become financially successful!


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Financial Literacy Resources

Web Resources

Actuarial Foundation : Provides a variety of brochures, resources and tip sheets for financial planning, investing and saving

Choose to Save: Essential information about retirement planning and other savings goals.

Currículo sobre Inversiones: Bilingual investor education curriculum from The ASPIRA Association.

FINRA Investor Education: Resources to help consumers make smart investment decisions.

Guide to Dispute Resolution for the Small Investor: A resource created by Pace University Law.

Invest Native: Online investor education curriculum for Native Americans.

Manage Your Money with Confidence: Personal finance resources for military service members.

Money Smart for Adults: Basic personal finance program from the FDIC, for ages 21 and over. The federal government’s personal finance clearinghouse for consumers.

National Financial Capability Study: Find out how your state compares on financial literacy indicators.

Outsmarting Investment Fraud: Interactive utilities to help investors avoid fraud.

eGuide to Personal Finance: (in both English and Spanish) Guide to personal finance created by the Orange County Library (FL)

FINRA Investor Alerts: Links to news stories and information for educating investors on current issues

FINRA Smart Investing: A lengthy list of resources providing information on saving, investing, opening and maintaining various types of accounts and more

FINRA Tools and Calculators - A variety of interactive tools to help you with saving, investing and money management

Saving for a Home: America Saves is a campaign coordinated by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America. This article focuses on saving for a home.

Home Buying Tips: CNN Money’s step by step guide to gaining control of your financial life. This lesson focuses specifically on home buying.

FINRA Smart Saving for College: Useful guide for assisting with building savings for college for your children or dependants

Council for Economic Education : Useful resources for teaching about financial literacy, common core standards, etc

Web Resources

Love Your Money: Web-based personal finance course for college students.

Money Smart for Young Adults: Basic personal finance program from the FDIC, for ages 12–20.

Gen i Revolution: For teens, a personal finance simulation from the Council for Economic Education.

Generation Money: Multimedia resources to help teens understand personal finance.  

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy (Teens and Tweens): A collection of resources put together by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants with financial literacy information on a variety of topics

JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy Clearinghouse: A searchable database of financial literacy materials for parents, caregivers and educators designed to help them in providing personal finance education to teens

Council for Economic Education : Useful resources for teaching about financial literacy, common core standards, etc

Web Resources

Financial Fitness for the Best Rest of Your Life: Guide to information about what older adults should know in their later and retirement years regarding money and finance

FINRA Fraud Center: Comprehensive guide to protecting yourself from fraud and financial scams

Small Steps to Health and Wealth: Information about the relationship between these two important concepts and how they can affect each other

Web Resources

Sandwich Generation : Caught in the Middle (North American Securities Administrators Association Inc.)

The Sandwich Generation : Coping with Being Stuck in the Middle, Caring for Parents and Kids (BusinessWest)

Sandwich Generation Resources

Sandwich Generation : Rising Financial Burdens for Middle-Aged Americans (Pew Research)

Click the following link for the complete study and report:

Life - Season 1, Episode 2 - The Sandwich Generation (video from PBS) - Note : Your computer must have Quicktime installed to view this video

The ‘sandwich generation’: women caring for parents and children (Bureau of Labor Statistics)