Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordination effort of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. These groups come together once a year to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help and provide free educational seminars and activities throughout the week. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning. The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002.
When is Money Smart Week? Money Smart Week is happening now, from April 22nd – 29th, 2017!
The Library Partnership will be hosting these programs and they are FREE! How’s that for being smart about money?!
Money Smart Week: Credit Management and Personal Finance
Wednesday, April 26, 12 PM
This "Lunch and Learn" program will discuss everything about credit from Banking Basics, obtaining credit and to building and recovering your credit. There will also be an introduction to mortgages and the mortgage process. Presenters will also cover BBVA Compass Bank's HOME (Home Ownership Made Easier) program which allows for up to 100% financing.
(RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED IN ADVANCE, AS LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!) This can be done online from our calendar of events, in person at the library, or call 352-334-0165 to make your reservation. Adults (18 and up)
Money Smart Week: H.O.M.E. (Home Ownership Made Easier)
Thursday, April 27th, 5 PM
Thinking about buying a home? This "Dinner and Discover" program will discuss credit management, an introduction to mortgages and the mortgage process, what a pre-qualification is, what the requirements generally are to get a mortgage and the different types of mortgages available. Presenters will also cover up to 100% financing.
(RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED IN ADVANCE, AS DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED!) This can be done online from our calendar of events, in person at the library, or call 352-334-0165 to make your reservation. Adults (18 and up)