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Financial Literacy: Financial Literacy

What is Financial Literacy?

Financial Literacy is defined by the Financial Literacy and Education Commission as "the skills, knowledge and tools that equip people to make individual financial decisions and actions to attain their goals".

This LibGuide is designed for all LCCC students, faculty and staff, including those enrolled in STRT 1000, those experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, former students, and LCCC friends and family. Feel free to direct your friends and family to the resources located in this guide.


UPDATE 1/2023: Checking your credit reports for accuracy is more important than ever during this national financial crisis. The three national credit reporting agencies are now offering free weekly online reports through December 2023 at

For more information on why this is important and if you should be checking your credit reports more often, check out this blog post from the Federal Trade Commission.