Money Smart Week® (April 20-27) is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds 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.
See below for several Money Smart Week events planned this week at the Carmel Clay Public Library.
Strategies for a Better Retirement and Generating Retirement Income
Tuesday April 23rd; 7:00-8:00 PM
This presentation focuses on the frequently overlooked factors that can significantly affect a person's retirement income and overall lifestyle. Designed to educate both retirees and those approaching retirement, attendees will learn strategies to overcome any financial obstacles one may face in making certain their savings will last throughout their retirement. Registration for this program is not required. For more information, please call the Reference Desk at (317) 844-3362. This program will be held in the Training Room on the 2nd floor of the library.
Protect Yourself: Stop Scams and Identity Theft
Wednesday April 24th; 2:00-3:00 PM
Join Amy Wardlow from the Indiana Attorney General's Office as she provides tips on protecting yourself from identity theft and other scams. Learn how you can prevent identity thieves from obtaining your personal information and how to monitor your credit for any signs of trouble. Registration for this program is not required. For more information, please call the Reference Desk at (317) 844-3362. This program will be held in the Training Room on the 2nd floor of the library.
For Children and Their Parents:
Money, Money, Money
Monday April 22nd; 4:00-5:00 PM
It's all about the money. Join us in the Storytime Room for money activities, a snack, and a craft. This program is for children in grades 1-5 and is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing @ your library, a partnership with the American Library Association.
Money: From A to Z: Food, Fun, and Facts!
Friday April 26th; 11:00-12:30 PM
Our drop-in program for homeschoolers is a great way for you to connect with other families and learn what our library offers. Join us in the Storytime Room for games and a craft, and you are welcome to bring your lunch. This month's topic is Upcycling: Creating Treasures from Trash! Caregivers and younger siblings are welcome to attend. No registration is required. Drop in anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. This program is for homeschoolers ages 5 and older.
Dine on a Dime: Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Tuesday April 30th; 3:30-5:00 PM
Treating yourself and your wallet! Drop by the Program Room to learn the secrets of making your favorite treats at home for a fraction of the cost! No registration is required and there is no charge. For more information, call the Young Adult Desk at (317) 814-3983. This program is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing @ your library, a partnership with the American Library Association.