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Author: Stacey Goddard

Looking for Expert Business, Career & Personal Finance Classes? Try LinkedIn Learning

Posted in Business and Careers on June 30, 2021 at 6:00 am

You may know this resource for its technology-focused classes because Lynda.com had a (deserved) reputation for those. While LinkedIn Learning definitely has technology courses covered, it offers so much more! I’m going to focus on these non-technology subject areas today: business, professional development, and financial literacy. […]

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Udemy: New Resource with High-Quality Content That Makes Learning Enjoyable

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, News, Uncategorized on April 27, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY STACEY GODDARD I don’t usually “geek out” about a new library resource. But I have to confess that I was having geek-out levels of excitement when I heard the library would be getting Udemy. Here are the reasons why I’m so excited: You can take Udemy courses whenever it is convenient for you. There […]

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How to get free tax help, in person & online

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on February 4, 2021 at 6:00 am

By Stacey Goddard This will probably sound weird: one of my favorite times of the year to work in the library is during tax season. We get a lot of questions about tax forms, instruction booklets, and where to get help during that period between late December, when questions start, through the middle of April […]

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College bound: The FAFSA is important for your educational future

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers, Teens on January 8, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Stacey Goddard I have a confession to make. I never filled out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) when I was in high school. When I graduated during the mid-80s, students typically completed their FAFSA applications midway through their senior year. For me, the FAFSA deadline also coincided with my realization that […]

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On the road to financial literacy: Stop at the library for valuable no-cost resources

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Stacey Goddard In my last blog, I talked about my first real job (delivering newspapers with my brother). What I didn’t mention is the very different approaches my brother and I took with our hard-earned wages. He had a budget, including a formula for how much money would go into savings each month, how […]

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Teens in-between: Finding your first summer job

Posted in Explore and Discover, Teens on June 18, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Stacey Goddard I got my first paying job—that wasn’t babysitting or doing chores—pretty much by accident. The summer before my sophomore year of high school, my younger and much more industrious brother found his own job: delivering the afternoon edition of the local newspaper. The route he was taking on was big enough that […]

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