Financial Capability Month

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***Financial Capability Month 2024 has concluded. Join us again next April for a new lineup of personal finance programs! Until then, you can view recordings of some of this year's programs (see schedule below)***

Turn Your Tomorrow into Today

Get your finances up to speed! April is National Financial Capability Month. Starting April 2, the Main Library's Business, Science and Technology Department, in partnership with our experts, provides presentations on a wide menu of topics, ranging from the basics on saving, financial planning and cash flow management to investing, retirement, estate planning and insurance sub-limits. We’ll even cover the psychology of spending and how to be a sophisticated consumer.

Save more, invest smarter and turn your dreams into reality! 


Tuesday 4/2/2024Financial First Aid - View Recording4-5Smart Money Coaching
Wednesday4/3/2024The 7 Pillars to a Successful Retirement Plan - View Recording4-5Lee Michael Murphy
Friday4/5/2024Why Invest in Stocks? - View Recording1-2Craig Braemer
Saturday4/6/2024Demystifying the Financial Planning Process - View Recording11-12Rachna Bijlani
Tuesday 4/9/2024How to be a Sophisticated Consumer; Not a Myopic Consumer12-1Heather Liston
Thursday4/11/2024Avoiding Scams, Fraud, and Identity Theft4-5Oak Dowling and Beth Fernbacher
Tuesday4/16/2024Insurance: Know Your Sub-Limits - View Recording4-5Brian K Trouette
Thursday4/18/2024Introduction to Smart Investing4-5Gretchen Hollstein and Chris Remedios
Friday4/19/2024Get More Out of Your Cash Flow - View Recording1-2Alicia Ivancovich
Saturday4/20/2024Avoid California Probate: Because at Least One Thing is Certain - View Recording2-3Marlyn Schulz
Tuesday4/23/2024The Psychology of Spending2-3Smart Money Coaching
Thursday4/25/2024Behavioral Finance: How to Bring Your Best Instincts to Your Financial Plan12-1Heather Liston
Tuesday4/30/2024Everyone Retires — Things You Should Think About - View Recording2-3:30Craig Braemer

Ongoing Personal Finance Programs

FREE Tax Prep

Each tax season, you can file your taxes for free. You'll get help applying for tax credits that can add up to as much $9,600. Free tax filing help is available if your 2023 income was $64,000 or less. This service is available to ITIN tax filers. You may be able to get as much as $9,600. Click here for more tax information

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