Regardless of the subject you take, your hobbies, or the job you plan on taking after graduating, your personal financial status is probably a high priority issue to you. Financial planning can never begin too early, so while you are still here, why not take advantage of the collection of financial planning books in the library collection?
Do a search for “personal finance” and you will find a plethora of books that will give you advice on creating investment portfolios, tips for saving money, and how to plan for your retirement. Speaking of saving money, why buy a personal finance guide when you have literally dozens of guides for free here?
Aside from general guides such as Rich Dad, Poor Dad and its many sequels and The Standard & Poor’s Guide to Personal Finance, there are also books targeted at specific demographics, such as the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s, A Woman’s Guide to Personal Finance, and Personal Finance in Singapore – A Primer (authored by our own NUS Prof Tan Chwee Huat).
For those who are environmentally conscious, you can still make good investment decisions. Learn from Jack Uldrich, author of Green Investing – A Guide to Making Money Through Environment-friendly Stocks. For other books on being financially savvy and environmentally friendly at the same time, try the keywords “green investing” in our catalogue.
So start early and save smart by learning more on how to handle your personal finance prudently and profitably. Other useful terms to try are “investments”, “retirement income” (it’s never too early, remember?) and “credit cards” (learn how to make credit work for you, not against you). With so many guides available in the NUS Libraries collection, there is bound to be at least one that will be suitable for your personality, lifestyle and financial status.