Make sense of your cents during Money Smart Week

Learn about investing, retirement savings, and how to get the most out of your money during Money Smart Week at Mentor Public Library

Learn about investing, retirement savings, and how to get the most out of your money during Money Smart Week at Mentor Public Library.

When it comes to money smarts, if you don’t have sense, you’ll be left without any cents.

That’s why Mentor Public Library is hosting a series of programs designed to help people learn about investing, couponing, saving for retirement and, in general, making smart financial decisions. It’s called Money Smart Week and it runs from April 20 through 25.

It also gives everyone a chance to learn about different financial topics in a nonthreatening, impartial environment.

It can be intimidating or even embarrassing to talk frankly about money. Some people may not feel comfortable walking into a bank and asking a lot of financial questions. Hosting these programs at the library lets you listen to and ask questions from an expert on neutral ground.

The programs include:

  • Everyday Saving with Joe the Coupon Guy at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20. To kick off Money Smart Week, Joe “the Coupon Guy” Daugirdas will share how to save money on every grocery trip. Learn how to keep your budget in line and save money on everything and anything.
  • Women, Money & Finance at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. Whether you’re preparing for the future, facing career changes, transitioning into retirement, or any number of other financial turning points, together we can address your concerns and turn challenges into opportunities. Carol Ganser, a financial and income specialist, will discuss topics pertinent to women, and address any questions you may have.
  • Investment Basics at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. Learn the basics of investments from an expert at the Society for Financial Awareness. We’ll discuss what types of investments there are, how to invest, and how to protect your money. Come prepared with questions, and learn how to make your money work for you.
  • Retirement Planning Basics at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. Ease your road to retirement by planning ahead. Join a speaker from the Society for Financial Awareness as we discuss all aspects of retirement planning, from investments to income.

All Money Smart programs will be held at our Main Branch.

Also, for each Money Smart program you attend this week, you’ll receive a ticket for a drawing; and the winner will receive a very money smart prize.

For more information on Money Smart Week at Mentor Public Library, visit www.mentorpl.org or call (440) 255-8811 ext. 215.

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