Build Your Budget at this Month’s Lunch & Learn

Written by Joe Armstrong, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library 

You'll feel like a million bucks - and be on your way to earning much more than that - when using Weiss Financial Ratings, available for free to all Cincinnati & Hamilton County Library cardholders. Join us on the fourth Thursday of the month at noon for a new Lunch & Learn video. This month, Keith Armour, the Library's Adult Learning and Literacies Manager, shares how to find up-to-date stock information plus valuable consumer guides from creating a budget to protecting yourself from identity theft.

What’s on Weiss?

Financial Literacy Tools

Learn everything from how to open a checking account to maximizing a diversified investment portfolio using Weiss Financial Ratings' Financial Literacy Tools. These easy-to-read, step-by-step guides covering topics ranging from making a budget to saving for your child’s education are packed with accurate, unbiased information and recommendations.

A number of free, helpful financial planning tools designed to enhance your decision-making process are also available to download. For example, their Homeowners Insurance Quote Comparison Worksheet is a great way to stay organized as you compare the premium quotes from different insurance companies.

Safety Ratings

Weiss Financial Ratings' Safety Ratings allow you to make informed choices when selecting financial institutions for your savings and investments. From A+ (excellent) to F (failed), the ratings are easy to understand and can be used for banks, credit unions, and insurance companies.

Get the best options for your situation using their screener tools, where you can add criteria such as geographic location, stability index, total assets, and contact information.

Build Your Own Medigap Planner

For those approaching retirement age, navigating the world of Medicare can be overwhelming. Thankfully, the Weiss Financial Ratings tool offers valuable information about Medigap plans. These plans fill the gaps in Medicare coverage, ensuring you get the healthcare you need without breaking the bank.

With your Personalized Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner, you get step-by-step guidance on how to select a Medigap insurance plan, which plans are right for you, and which insurance company has the lowest rates.

Weiss Financial Ratings is free to use with your library card. Start exploring Weiss Financial Ratings on our website.