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F.I.T.T. Program: Desiree's Two Cents

Financial Information for Today and Tomorrow

About Desiree's Two Cents

Desiree's Two Cents features books, articles, websites, videos, and other resources handpicked by PCOM Financial Aid counselors. Resources highlighted here will focus on financial planning, financial literacy, and budgeting.

PCOM Library Reading Area

PCOM-Philadelphia Library
Find our Financial Literacy books in the PCOM-Philadelphia Library's Reading Room (1st floor). Just look for the Desiree's Two Cents sign pictured above.

PCOM-GA Library
Find our Financial Literacy books in the PCOM-Georgia Library. Just look for the Desiree's Two Cents sign pictured above.

Featured Books from the PCOM Library

The below books focus on personal finance and financial literacy. Most of the books' contents are geared towards college students, graduate students, and young adults. These books can be found in your campus' library.


Philadelphia Area - Audio & Ebooks

The Free Library of Philadelphia offers many personal finance books in their collection. Many can be downloaded as an ebook or audiobook for your home computer, tablet, or mobile device.

  1. Obtain a library card!
    • Go to the Free Library's website to find the closest branch library to you.
    • Visit your local library branch to apply for a library card. Make sure you bring documentation of your current residency such as a driver's license or utility bill.
  2. Go to the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library webpage.
    • Click the Compatible Devices button to make sure your device works with OverDrive.
    • View the "Getting Started" section to download the appropriate OverDrive Media Console software (for desktops) or app (for mobile devices).
  3. Use the "Search" function to find relevant books.
    • Search for "Personal Finance" to find many books on financial literacy, budgeting, and more.
  4. Each book listed will show which formats are available, how many copies are available, and more.
    • If your desired book is not available, be sure to sign up for the wait list.
  5. Click "Add to Cart" to add the download.
  6. Click "Proceed to Checkout" to download your items.
    • You will need your Library Card number and PIN to checkout.
    • Remember you are digitally borrowing the ebooks/audio books and they will self-delete after 3 weeks. You will be notified when the borrowing time has expired and the item has been deleted.

Georgia Area - Audio & Ebooks

The Gwinnett County Public Library offers many personal finance books in their collection. Many can be downloaded as an ebook or audiobook for your home computer, tablet, or mobile device.

  1. Obtain a library card!
    • Go to the Gwinnett County Public Library's website to find the closest branch library to you.
    • Visit your local library branch to apply for a library card. Make sure you bring documentation of your current residency such as a driver's license or utility bill.
  2. Go to the Gwinnett County Public Library's eBooks webpage.
    • Click the Compatible Devices button to make sure your device works with OverDrive.
    • View the Help page to learn about the OverDrive software and the library's e-lending policies.
  3. Use the "Search" function to find relevant books.
    • Search for "Personal Finance" to find many books on financial literacy, budgeting, and more.
  4. Each book listed will show which formats are available, how many copies are available, and more.
    • If your desired book is not available, be sure to sign up for the wait list.
  5. Click "Add to My Download Basket" to add the download.
  6. Click "Proceed to Checkout" to download your items.
    • You will need your Library Card number and PIN to checkout.
    • Remember you are digitally borrowing the ebooks/audio books and they will self-delete after 3 weeks. You will be notified when the borrowing time has expired and the item has been deleted.