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Money Smart Week Offerings from Your Library

Created by the Federal Reserve in 2002, Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. We are offering several opportunities for our community to acquire knowledge and skills to improve their financial literacy.
  • Understanding Financial Statements with SCORE: Monday April 7 from 7:00-8:00 PM. Learn what financial statements are, understand what they say and mean, and how to use them to start, manage, and grow your business. Geared toward the business user.
  • Budgeting 101: A Balancing Act: Tuesday, April 8 from 7:00-8:00 PM. Russ Jones from Financial Planning Association of Michigan covers the basics of creating and maintaining a household or personal budget, and how to manage and eliminate debt.
  • Educational and Financial Planning: -CANCELED- Wednesday, April 9 from 7:00-8:30 PM. Sylvan Learning Center and Edward Jones Adviser Kristina Wittner talk about financial and academic strategies to adopt as you plan for college.
  • Money Smart Storytime: April 10, 10:00 AM. Start your child on the road to financial literacy with a Money Smart storytime for kids ages 3-5. We'll read some money-themed stories and have a free book giveaway.

The library has other resources to help you throughout the year, including:

  • Use the personal finance tool MorningStar Investment Research Center
    to find reports and ratings on funds, stocks and more. In the Help & Education section you can learn the ins and outs of goal-based investing, strategies and solutions to help you reach your goals.
  • Value Line enables investors to make timely, better informed decisions through its wealth of in-depth financial information, objective research and insightful commentary.