The Block Center offers information to help you manage your finances to achieve your financial goals. The Center offers a collection of books focusing on budgeting, credit, investing, real estate, identity theft, and other important financial topics. Check the links to the left for more free online resources.
Financial Education Workshops
In partnership with the Women's Employment Network, the Library is pleased to offer our Money Matters financial education workshops! The workshop slides (in English, Spanish, and Somali) are below. We will resume these workshops (which will be taught in English) this spring, so check this page for dates, times, locations, and topics. These workshops are made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart Investing@Your Library, a partnership with the American Library Association.
For additional Spanish and Somali-language resources, check out the Money Matters booklet below.
- Banking Basics: English
- Banking Basics: Spanish
- Banking Basics: Somali
- Budgeting: English
- Budgeting: Spanish
- Budgeting: Somali
- Credit Management: English
- Credit Management: Spanish
- Credit Management: Somali
- Avoiding Identity Theft: English
- Avoiding Identity Theft: Spanish
- Avoiding Identity Theft: Somali
- Payday Loans: English only
For more information about these workshops, or to inquire about hosting this program at your organization, contact WEN Financial Coach Latoya Woods at 816.595.1302 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Free one-on-one financial coaching, including help with
- Setting future financial goals
- Using tools to rebuild credit
is available at four Financial Opportunity Centers in Kansas City:
Money Matters booklet
The Money Matters booklet (available in English, Spanish, and Somali) is another great way to learn about banking, budgeting, credit, identity theft, and payday loans. Print copies of this booklet are available at all Kansas City Public Library locations, Kansas City area Financial Opportunity Centers, and other local service providers.