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 A GREAT STARTING PLACE:  Common Cents for Colorado Website


FOR INVESTORS:   Log on to Morningstar

Successful personal money management—how to save more of your household’s income, and how to make those dollars grow through smart investing—is rooted in a simple understanding of core financial literacy principles. To help with this important effort, the Estes Valley Library has developed a curriculum with proven success, a program that is now being used by public libraries around Colorado.

These concepts, as well as all the curriculum materials are now available at the Common Cents for Colorado website. Right from home, you can watch all 5 episodes of the workshop series, and view or print all the handouts — click here for the links.

For Investors:
The Morningstar Investment Research Center database includes research on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). It is designed specifically for individual investors. Morningstar also allows you to build and test a portfolio and to take interactive workshops and classes to sharpen your investing skills.

You will need your Estes Valley Library card number to log in (including 7522/). Contact us if you have any questions. Log in to Morningstar

Use Morningstar to answer questions such as:

  • Where can I find a college-fund or retirement-fund calculator?
  • How does Intel’s recent stock performance compare with its competitors?
  • Where can I find a list of mutual funds that have a Morningstar rating of over five stars?
  • Where can I find financial data and analyst reports?
  • Where can I access online tutorials to learn more about investment topics?


Common Cents for Colorado is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, in partnership with the American Library Association, through a program called Smart investing@your library®

Morningstar Investment Research Center is made possible by funds from the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation.