Staff Profile

Terry Ratoff

Community Engagement Librarian, Business Services

Community Engagement

Terry connects Skokie businesses to library resources and services that can help them. She loves matching patrons with the books and resources they need and enjoys reading, cooking (and eating!), traveling, and riding her bicycle.


Blog Posts

Financial Help for Small Businesses during the Pandemic

Information for small businesses related to finances keeps changing quickly. We updated this post February 25 to help you navigate it.

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Financial Help for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Taking care of personal finances can be especially challenging during these chaotic times. We have a few resources that can help.

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Money Smart Week 2018

Needs money management tips? From budgets to bitcoin, we have much to offer both adults and kids during Money Smart Week this year.

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Money Smart Week

Are you money smart? Are you a saver? A savvy investor? No matter what your age, income, or future earning power, educating yourself about personal finances will help your money go further. Use the list below to supplement the activities we have planned for Money Smart Week this year. Included are books to help with investing and devising strategies for living, budgeting, and retiring. You'll find helpful books for kids and teens too.

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Business Narratives

Highly readable accounts of recent business scandals, investigations, meltdowns, plant closings, new product developments, and the occasional happy development.

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Be Money Smart in 2019

Personal finance books to help you manage your financial life.

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New Riffs on Retirement

Recent advice on preparing for a well-funded and happy retirement and possibly doing it at an earlier age.

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Become a Better Investor

Try one of these recent investment advice books.

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