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April - June 2013     VOLUME 17 ISSUE 2
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Money Smart Week @ Your Library

April 22 - 27, 2013

'Money Smart Week @ your library,' is a national initiative in its third year between the ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming to help members of your community better manage their personal finances.The Leesburg Public Library will begin the week on Monday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. with 2 Financial Literacy Modules by Insight Credit Union. The first is CreditAbility – Build a Strong Credit History. You will learn the significance of credit report and score; how to establish credit if you don't have any; how to rebuild a good credit history and pitfalls that cost you plenty.

At 6:30 p.m. the program continues with Digging Out of Debt – What Now? Attendees will learn debt warning signs how to deal with collectors calling and setting up a payoff plan that will to rebuild your credit.

On Tuesday, April 23 the Fruitland Park Library will offer Kids, Money and Learning, a unique program for pre-school students and their families at 10:30 a.m. This Pre-School Reading Program from UF/IFAS Lake County Extension uses the The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money and Mercer Mayer’s Just Shopping with Mom to teach children about money. The kids will have great fun creating their very own bank. This program was developed by Julie England UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Agent.

Tuesday, April 23 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in room 108 A in the Cooper Memorial Library we will offer How to Create a Spending Plan That You Can Live With. Julie England, IFAS Extension Agent will cover how your personality affects your spending and taking steps to create a plan to meet your financial goals. Participants will create a spending plan and establish goals for a secure financial future.

The City of Tavares Public Library will present Social Security- What You Need to Know on Wednesday, April 24
at 2 p.m. with TransAmerica, an Insight Financial partner.  Continuing at 3 p.m. Attorney Tom Olsen will speak about
Florida Wills & Trusts.

All programs are free, no registration required.