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On-site Services

A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.

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Notary Public

Get your documents notarized for free at the library!  Notary services are offered at MCPL Wausau only. Please contact us in advance to ensure the notary will be available when you arrive. Remember to bring a government-issued photo ID to your appointment. The library's notary is not an attorney and may... (read more)

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Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

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Value Line

Provides regularly-updated investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options and convertibles. Rates most stocks and funds according to a proprietary formula and assigns a "Value Line" score.Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.

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Websites

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.

BankRate

Compare mortgage, refinance, insurance and CD rates. Expert analysis of home loan finance topics and trends. Also includes a variety of financial calculators for determining amortization, compound interest, and more.

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Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator is the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Its rating system examines two broad areas of a charity's performance: (1) financial health and (2) accountability & transparency. Our ratings show givers how efficiently we believe a charity will use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and...

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The CFPB is committed to providing consumers with up-to-date information and resources to protect and manage their finances.

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Consumer Information (from the FTC)

This Federal Trade Commission website provides information on filing consumer complaints, reporting identity theft and registering for the Do Not Call list.It also provides resources regarding money and credit, homes and morgtages, health and fitness, jobs and making money, and privacy, identity theft, and online security.

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Consumer Issues (usa.gov)

Consumer issues include filing complaints, product recalls, telemarketing and unwanted mail, and scams and frauds, including identity theft.

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Consumer.gov

This Federal Trade Comission website covers the basics of consumer protection, including money management, credit, loans, debt, scams and identity theft.

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Financial Planning Tools

Use these tools from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) to understand how your cash flows through your household so you can more accurately forecast your spending needs, manage expenses and plan for your future. 

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Free Annual Credit Reports

This is the only source for free credit reports as required by federal law. You can get a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company (TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian).

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Google Finance

Get current stock and fund prices, plus look up past performance, company profiles, business and investing news.

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My Money

This personal finance educational resource is maintained by the Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) and includes information for all ages.

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NOLO's Bankruptcy Center

This resource from the popular publisher of NOLO legal guides for consumers provides layperson-friendly explanations of the basics of bankruptcy.

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Standard & Poor's

Provides investors with market intelligence in the form of credit ratings, indices, investment research and risk evaluations and solutions.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

This resource provides information on product recalls and other issues related to consumer product safety, including safety education centers on a variety of topics. You can report an unsafe product on this website.

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