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Tax Assistance and Counseling

The Carmel Clay Public Library hosts a tax service for elderly and low income patrons. Sponsored by AARP, the free service is available each Wednesday and Friday from February 4 through April 10 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The service will also be available each Saturday in February from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. All sessions will be held in the Carmel Clay Public Library Program Room. The counseling and assistance operates on a first come, first served basis. Appointments are not taken.


Managing Your Finances

While many American adults might believe they are adept at dealing with day-to-day financial matters, their actual financial behavior tells a different story. As findings from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation’s National Survey underscore, far too many people tend to engage in financial behaviors that generate excessive expenses and fees. And all too few are able to calculate basic interest and perform other math-oriented tasks. In addition, few people seem to compare the terms of financial products or shop around before making decisions.


Avoid Common Investor Problems

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) operates an Investor Complaint Center that is designed to receive complaints from investors regarding their brokers and/or the firms that employ them. FINRA's role is to investigate these complaints for potential violations of securities laws or regulations. In providing this information, FINRA is seeking to educate investors on the type of problems frequently reported, how to avoid these problems and what to do about them if encountered.

Listed below are the four most frequently reported problems made by investors filing complaints with FINRA: