Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Know Your Money: Financial basics programs at the library.

Learn how a well-thought out financial plan can help you get to where you want to be at the Dakota County Library's Know Your Money personal finance programs.
In January and February, the program series will focus on building your wealth with topics including learning how to communicate about money with your family, finding thrifty ways to stretch your dollars,  avoiding frauds and scams, and making your money last through retirement. 
January programs include:
  • Talking About Money, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6:30–8 p.m., Pleasant Hills Library, 1490 S. Frontage Road, Hastings
  • Investing 201: Intermediate Concepts, Thursday, Jan. 17, 6:30–8 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan
  • Thrifty Ways to Stretch Your Money, Saturday, Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m.—noon, Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights
  • Saving for the Long Term, Monday, Jan. 28, 6:30–8 p.m., Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley
Programs continue in February and March.  In April, award-winning personal finance columnist, Gail Marks Jarvis, will be the keynote speaker at the Library's Know Your Money Resource Fair, where participants will learn smart ways to manage their pocketbooks.
This series is available due to a grant from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation as part of the American Library Association's (ALA) Smart investing@your library® initiative.  In April 2012, a total of $1.2 million in grants were awarded to 16 recipients nationwide. Dakota County Library was the only library in Minnesota to receive a grant this year.
For more information, pick up a brochure at any Dakota County Library location or, search know your money.  All programs are free; some require pre-registration.

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