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Financial Library

The department goal is to better-educate UTHSC's students for life during and after graduation, to build understanding and importance of being "mentally financially fit".

The Literacy Library is located in the One-Stop-Shop on the first floor of the 910 Madison Building. Janice Maddox is the contact person to checkout all books. For questions and concerns, students can request a one-on-one counseling session with the Financial Literacy Coordinator at or 901-448-1601.

UTHSC's Financial Aid Office has created a Literacy Library, located in the One - Stop - Shop, as a resource to prepare students for their "Financial Life after Graduation".

Available Books

The Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey

Ramsey debunks the many myths of money (exposing the dangers of cash advance, rent-to-own, debt consolidation) and attacks the illusions and downright deceptions of the American dream, which encourages nothing but overspending and massive amounts of debt.

The Money Answer Book: Quick Answers to Everyday Financial Questions” by  Dave Ramsey

This quick and simple, question-and-answer book is the perfect resource for equipping individuals with key information about everyday money matters, from budget planning to retirement planning to saving for college and charitable giving.

Financial Peace University: 91 Days to Beat Debt and Build Wealth” by Dave Ramsey

This author encourages you to stop living with guilt, frustrations and headaches that come with trying to manage your personal finances. You owe it to yourself and those you love to find what thousands already have: Financial Peace!

Financial Peace Revisited” by Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace Revisited" helps readers to understand the forces behind their financial distress and how to set things right--financially, emotionally, and spiritually.

2009 Action Plan: Keeping Your Money Safe & Sound” by Suze Orman

No matter what situation you're in, you will find a plan of action and the answers to your questions about: -Credit -Retirement -Savings and Spending -Real Estate -Paying for College -Protecting Your Family "Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan "delivers honest, straightforward guidance--what to do, when to do it, and how to do it.

The Best Investment Advice I Ever Received” by Liz Claman

Personal, direct, and insightful, this indispensable guide provides immediate yet timeless advice about a subject Americans are always desperate to know more about: where can they put their money for maximum returns and as little risk as possible?

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke" by Suze Orman

The world's most trusted expert on money matters answers a generation's cry for help and gives advice on credit card debt, student loans, and credit scores. She speaks about the first real job of buying a first home and insurance facts such as auto, home, renters, and health. Also, financial issues of self-employment.

Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties" by Beth Kobliner.

Get a Financial Life - completely rewritten to address today's economy. Whether you earn $20,000 or $200,000, this book busts open the system, teaching tricks for becoming the master of your own money universe. You'll learn how to:

  • Get out-and stay out-of debt
  • Manage your 401(k) in a tanking market
  • Take advantage of the latest tax rules and save a bundle
  • Come up with a down payment and understand the new strategies for landing a mortgage

Your Money or Your Life" by Vicki Robin

Your Money or Your Life is an essential read. With updated resources, an easy-to-use index, and anecdotes and examples particularly relevant today-it tells you how to:

  • Get out of debt and develop savings
  • Reorder material priorities and live well for less
  • Resolve inner conflicts between values and lifestyle

How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously" by Jerrold Mundis

Mundis offers a brief discussion of formal debt-handling methods and several very practical money management techniques from his own hard-won experience. Solutions depend entirely on the use of personal resources.

May 26, 2022