Money Smart Month 2014

Money Smart Month 2014 Programs

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 offers guidance on an array of personal finance issues as it observes Money Smart Month in April.

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 events.


Money Smart Day
Saturday, April 19, 2014 – 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

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. Learn more...


In addition to the Money Smart Day programs at the Central Library, the Kansas City Public Library is offering sessions at many of its other locations throughout April 2014:

Smart Car Care
Saturday, April 5, 2014 – 2 p.m.
Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St.
Independence, MO 64052

Smart Car Care
Saturday, April 12, 2014 – 2 p.m.
Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St.
Independence, MO 64052

Estate Planning
Monday, April 14, 2014 – 6 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Teens and Money
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – 5 p.m.
Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St.
Independence, MO 64052

Real World Retirement Planning
Thursday, April 24, 2014 – 3 p.m.
Westport Branch, 118 Westport Rd.

Forging Your Financial Future
Monday, April 28, 2014 – 6 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Money Smart Month is an annual community outreach program designed to promote and encourage financial awareness for all ages through classes, workshops, and the delivery of various resources.