The Volusia County Public Library system will host special financial programs in recognition of Money Smart Week, March 30 through April 6.
The free programs will address a variety of topics including investing, retirement, credit, debt and savings. Reservations are not required unless otherwise indicated. Many of the programs are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information about the programs, visit www.volusialibrary.org.
Money Smart Week, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association, is a national public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
Note: Below are only the events planned for New Smyrna Beach Regional Library. To view events throughout Volusia County, please click here for the official press release.
New Smyrna Beach Regional Library
1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach
“The Money Pit”: 2 p.m. Monday, April 1. A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house. Rated PG, 91 minutes.
Six mistakes retirees make: 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3. Andrew Schorr of the RLK Advisory Group will discuss the six mistakes retirees make with their finances. The errors revolve around understanding investment fees, recognizing opportunities to increase income, understanding historical market trends, life expectancy, annuity considerations, and long-term care.
Make a piggy bank: 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4. Adults can decorate a mason jar using the library’s supplies.
Home financing and refinancing: 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4. Seniors can pick up some advice from Bill Gall and Pam Crawford of Center State Bank. The bankers will explain the various avenues for obtaining a new mortgage or taking advantage of the equity in their current home, the ins and outs of cash-out refinances, home equity lines of credit, and reverse mortgages.
How go obtain your free credit rating: 10 a.m. Friday, April 5. David Jimenez, a business development specialist for Launch Credit Union, will share information on how to understand and improve your credit score and the effects of a poor credit score on your financial reputation.