Money Smart Day
All Library locations will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
Not sure how to work up a budget? How to teach your children to be money-savvy? When and how to start planning for retirement? The Kansas City Public Library is offering guidance on an array of personal finance issues.
Money Smart Day is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City as part of
Money Smart Month of Greater Kansas City.
The Library will waive up to $30 in overdue fines and fees for any Kansas City Public Library cardholder who attends one or more of these Money Smart Month events.
This event features a dozen free educational sessions on topics ranging from smart budgeting to home buying, planning for college, estate planning, and improving your credit score. Participants can also sit down with a financial adviser and review free copies of their credit reports.
The educational sessions run hourly starting at 10:30 a.m.
At 10:30 a.m.:
• Mortgages and Home Buying 101
• Your Credit History and Score: Build It, Keep It, Protect It
• Planning for the Costs of Education
At 11:30 a.m.:
• Money and Teens: Helping Youth Learn How to Reach Their Financial Goals
• Women and Money: The Power of the Purse
• Top Ten Personal Finance Apps
At 12:30 p.m.:
• Credit Reports and Scores: Improve Your Score and Save
• Estate Planning: Introduction to the Essentials
• Creating a Toolbox to Help Your Child Understand Money and Build Wealth
At 1:30 p.m.:
• Building Wealth in 2014: Best Practices to Achieve Your Financial Goals
• Budgeting: Smart Ways to Manage Your Money
• Managing Your Financial Health (including health care matters)
Children and their families can build money smarts by participating in hands-on activities in the Central Library’s second-floor Children’s Library.
Admission is free. Free parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th and Baltimore.