Money Matters

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The Block Center offers information to help you manage your finances to achieve your financial goals, including books on budgeting, credit, investing, real estate, identity theft, and other financial topics.

Financial Education Workshop Materials

In partnership with the Women's Employment Network, the Library is pleased to offer our Money Matters financial education workshop materials! The workshop slides (in English, Spanish, and Somali) are below. These workshop materials 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.

For more information about these materials, or to inquire about hosting this program at your organization, contact WEN Financial Coach Latoya Woods at 816.595.1302 or .

Money Matters User's Guide

Teach Money Matters in your own community! The Money Matters User’s Guide has everything you need to help adults build their financial literacy, including

• Workshop presentation materials on banking, budgeting, credit management, identity theft, and payday loans
• Workshop promotional materials
• Evaluation materials

If you need assistance using this Guide, contact the Block Center staff at 816.701.3717 or email us.

    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
    Get directions »
    Women's Employment Network
    920 Main St., Suite 100
    Kansas City, MO 64105
    Get directions »

    Money Matters booklet

    The Money Matters booklet 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.

      Women's Employment Network workshops

      The Women's Employment Network also offers free employment, entrepreneurship, and financial education workshops. See the workshop website for dates and registration information.