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Welcome to Financial Fitness! This site provides unbiased personal finance resources to help you get moving towards financial freedom.

Click on the financial topics below to obtain more information and get started.




Financial Strength



Budget Basics



Credit Crunches






Debt Drills



Saving for the Future











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Financial Fitness Grant

Pioneer Library System will provide “Financial Fitness” through support from FINRA Foundation grant

Financial Fitness displayThe Pioneer Library System is among the public libraries and systems nationwide that have been selected for a Smart investing@your library® grant from the American Library Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation.

Beginning in September inside its libraries, PLS will offer free informational brochures and guides on such topics as saving money for college, building a credit report, keeping a budget, and fighting investor fraud.

Read more: Financial Fitness Grant

Inside the numbers: Why is financial fitness so important?

A 2009 study by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation looked at the financial capabilities of American adults in a state-by-state comparison of five categories.

The results demonstrate the vital need for financial education, especially when Oklahoma is put under the microscope.

Here are the five categories and results from the survey, which included more than 28,000 respondents throughout the country:

Spending vs. Saving – In Oklahoma, 21 percent of those surveyed reported their household spent more money than their income. The national average was similar at 20 percent.

Read more: Inside the numbers: Why is financial fitness so important?

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