UTHSC's Financial Aid Office has created a Literacy Library, located in the One – Stop – Shop, as a resource to prepare students for their "Financial Life after Graduation".
"The Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey
Ramsey debunks the many myths of money (exposing the dangers of cash advance, rent-to-own, debt consolidation) and attacks the illusions and downright deceptions of the American dream, which encourages nothing but overspending and massive amounts of debt.
"The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke" by Suze Orman
The world's most trusted expert on money matters answers a generation's cry for help and gives advice on credit card debt, student loans, and credit scores. She speaks about the first real job of buying a first home and insurance facts such as auto, home, renters, and health. Also, financial issues of self-employment.
"Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties" by Beth Kobliner.
Get a Financial Life - completely rewritten to address today's economy. Whether you earn $20,000 or $200,000, this book busts open the system, teaching tricks for becoming the master of your own money universe. You'll learn how to:
- Get out—and stay out—of debt
- Manage your 401(k) in a tanking market
- Take advantage of the latest tax rules and save a bundle
- Come up with a down payment and understand the new strategies for landing a mortgage
"Your Money or Your Life" by Vicki Robin
Your Money or Your Life is an essential read. With updated resources, an easy-to-use index, and anecdotes and examples particularly relevant today-it tells you how to:
- Get out of debt and develop savings
- Reorder material priorities and live well for less
- Resolve inner conflicts between values and lifestyle
"How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously" by Jerrold Mundis
Mundis offers a brief discussion of formal debt-handling methods and several very practical money management techniques from his own hard-won experience. Solutions depend entirely on the use of personal resources.
The department goal is to better-educate UTHSC's students for life during and after graduation, to build understanding and importance of being "mentally financially fit".
The Literacy Library is located in the One-Stop-Shop on the first floor of the 910 Madison Building. Jason Holloway is the contact person to checkout all books. For questions and concerns, students can request a one-on-one counseling session with the Financial Literacy Coordinator at email@example.com or 901-448-1601.