Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Join us for "Money Smart Week" events April 20 & 22

      The Dover Public Library is hosting two free events as part of the nationwide “Money Smart Week”, April 18-25.  A “Smart Financial Planning” workshop will be held on Monday, April 20 at 7pm, and an “American Consumer Credit Counseling Credit” workshop will be offered on Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30pm.  These are just two of more than 3,500 free financial programs planned nationwide during Money Smart Week®.
       “Smart Financial Planning” on Monday, April 20 at 7pm with Faye Kathryn Doria - Money doesn’t come with a set of instructions.  If you want to get ahead, you must take charge of your personal finances.  This talk will outline practical steps for taking charge of your financial future.  It will contain information on managing your finances, along with how to save money, use credit wisely, and make your money work for you. Whether you are trying to start a savings plan or already have a substantial nest-egg, there are things you can do to save smarter.  We’ll also discuss how to tackle stubborn debt.  We’ll de-mystify some investment terms, and show you which insurances are vital at different stages of life. Here’s the set of instructions you’ve been looking for to help you take control of your financial future! Faye Kathryn Doria, EA, CFP© has been giving fee-only financial planning advice since 1987.  She is a Registered Investment Advisor with Resolute Financial, LLC in Dover, NH and Newburyport, MA.  She is a Certified Financial Planner and enrolled to practice before the IRS.  She is a fiduciary who puts her clients’ interests first.

      “American Consumer Credit Counseling Credit Workshop” on Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30pm --- ACCC’s free workshop on credit will cover topics such as: managing credit, how to maintain good credit, why credit scores are important, and using credit to your advantage.

      Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign to promote financial education across all age groups. Launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the program is now active in more than 45 states through national partnerships with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the US Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension, and the American Library Association.

      “Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort among a small group of Chicago-area organizations working to promote financial literacy,” says Alejo Torres, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. “Today, Money Smart Week continues to expand nationally, providing greater awareness of, and access to, personal finance resources for all.”

      Money Smart Week events are open to the public at businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, nonprofits, and government agencies throughout the country on topics including kids and money, unemployment, managing student debt and retirement. To learn more about Money Smart Week® or to find other programs in your area, visit www.moneysmartweek.org.  

      Dover Public Library hours are Monday to Wednesday 9am-8:30pm, Thursday and Friday 9am-5:30pm, and Saturday 9-5. The programs are free and open to the public. For more information please call the library at 603-516-6050.

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