Cure For Holiday Spending Hangover - San Francisco Public Library Offers Financial Education Workshops

For Immediate Release: Contact: Michelle Jeffers (415) 557-4282; Michelle.Jeffers@sfpl.org

Cure For Holiday Spending Hangover San Francisco Public Library Offers Financial Education Workshops

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Dec. 18, 2015)—All those folks looking to tighten their belts after holiday spending binges will have the opportunity to receive financial education and money savings advice with San Francisco Public Library’s Pennies to Plans workshops. Library users can beat the holiday spending blues and get on track for a happy, prosperous and financially healthy new year in 2016 by taking part in one of more than 20 free programs. Programs include the Basics of Personal Finance, Saving and Investing to Retirement Planning to First Time Home Buying, and all are provided in conjunction with Consumer Credit Counseling Services of San Francisco. “Financial literacy is a vital component to the long term success of families and individuals in San Francisco”, said City Librarian Luis Herrera. “We are pleased to be able to offer these programs with our financial education partners.” The Pennies to Plans program is intended for all ages and income brackets.  The Library will offer programs at the Main Library as well as at neighborhood branch locations.  Some of the programs will be offered with ASL interpretation and some programs are also offered in Spanish. All the upcoming Pennies to Plans programs are below and findable on our website, sfpl.org/calendar by searching the “Pennies to Plans” topic. Location: Ortega Branch 1/6/2015 6:30 PM Retirement Planning: The Basics Marina Branch 1/9/2016 2:00 PM Identity Theft Solutions Excelsior Branch 1/12/2016 7:00 PM Understanding Credit - In Spanish Ortega Branch 1/13/2016 6:30 PM On the Road to Riches: Basics of Saving and Investing Marina Branch 1/16/2016 2:00 PM On the Road to Riches: Basics of Saving and Investing Chinatown Branch 1/16/2016 2:30 PM Solving the Mystery of Credit Reports Anza Branch 1/19/2016 7:00 PM First Time Home Buyer Richmond Branch 1/20/2016 2:00 PM Financially Savvy Seniors Ingleside Branch 1/20/2016 6:30 PM Basics of Personal Finance Anza Branch 1/20/2016 7:00 PM Basics of Personal Finance Sunset Branch 1/21/2016 7:00 PM College Financing 101 Western Addition Branch 1/24/2016 2:00 PM First Time Home Buyer West Portal Branch 1/28/2016 6:30 PM Retirement Planning: The Basics Western Addition Branch 1/31/2016 2:00 PM Retirement Planning: The Basics Richmond Branch 2/10/2016 7:00 PM Drive Away Happy: Car Buying Decisions Main Library - Info Services 2/11/2016 6:00 PM Financial First Aid – With ASL Interpretation Excelsior Branch 2/13/2016 3:30 PM College Financing 101 Ingleside Branch 2/17/2016 6:30 PM Building a Better Budget West Portal Branch 2/17/2016 6:30 PM On the Road to Riches: Basics of Saving and Investing Sunset Branch 2/18/2016 7:00 PM Understanding Credit Main Library - Info Services 2/20/2016 1:00 PM Basics of Personal Finance – With ASL Interpretation Chinatown Branch 2/20/2016 2:30 PM Identity Theft Solutions Potrero Branch 2/23/2016 6:00 PM Plastic Surgery: Getting Out of Debt The Pennies to Plans series is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library®, a partnership with the American Library Association and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
December 21, 2015