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Bell - SLS 1106 First Year Experience Orientation - Plant City: Useful Websites

Atomic Learning Resources for Cost of Living

What is Atomic Learning?

Atomic Learning is a web based video tutorial tool that is subscription only access.  As an HCC student, you have access to HCC's Atomic Learning subscription.  Click on the link below to access the videos on Personal Finance that will be beneficial to watch for the Cost of Living exercise in this class.

Review these following video titles:

  1. Getting Started Section
    1. Budgeting
    2. Debt to Income Ratio
  2. Spending
    1. Bills
  3. Resources
    1. Spending Categories helpful links
      1. Download this document for access

If you are prompted to log in - enter your HCC NetID and password just like you would to access MyHCC/Canvas.  If you have any questions, please contact your librarian, Karen Dufraine.

Useful Websites for Financial/Cost of Living Research

These are quality websites for Financial/Cost of Living project. No log in required.

C.R.A.P. Detection

Be sure to think carefully about the resources you are using. Apply the C.R.A.P. detection model

    * Currency - How recent is the information?

    * Reliability - What kind of information is included in the resource? Is it balanced? Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?

    * Authority - Who is the creator or author? Who is the publisher or sponsor?  What is the author's or publisher's interest (if any) in this information?

    * Purpose/Point of View - Is this fact or opinion?  Is the creator/author trying to sell you something; persuade you about something?

Some people add another "A" to spell CRAAP. the extra a is for Accuracy - Is the content readable? Is the content truthful? Is the content correct?