Money Matters

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 workshop series! We will resume these workshops 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 more information about these workshops, or to inquire about hosting this program at your organization, please call 816.595.1302.

Financial Coaching

Free one-on-one financial coaching, including help with

  • Budgeting
  • Setting future financial goals
  • Using tools to rebuild credit

is available at four Financial Opportunity Centers in Kansas City:


Community Services League
404 North Noland Rd.
Independence, MO 64050
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Guadalupe Centers, Inc.
2600 Belleview
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Prosperity Center
5151 Troost Ave., Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Women's Employment Network
920 Main St., Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64105
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