• By Rob Norwood
  • Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Money Smart Week is March 30-April 6

Forsyth County Public Library presents this annual series of programs to help you be smart with your money.

Travel With a Purpose: International Volunteering and Tourism
Walkertown Branch Library
March 12 at 6 p.m.

National Park ranger Wesley Gant will talk about different volunteer travel opportunities. Volunteers can travel inexpensively while contributing time to a cause important to them.

Recent Changes in Tax Law
Walkertown Branch Library
March 30 at 10 a.m.

Learn how recent changes in tax law affect your individual and business tax returns. Presented by Nabil Sibay, CPA.

Be Smart With Your Money
Paddison Memorial Branch Library
April 1 at 11 a.m.

Learn about saving and budgeting. Presented by Shae King, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service.

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
Southside Branch Library
April 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Learn how to control your assets while you are living and beyond. Presented by Summit Credit Union.

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
Clemmons Branch Library
April 2 at 3 p.m.

Learn how to control your assets while you are living and beyond. Presented by Summit Credit Union. To register, visit or call the Clemmons Branch Library at 336-703-2920.

Small Business Class for Teens
Walkertown Branch Library
April 2 at 4:30 p.m.

Imagine a business and create a business plan with the help of Wells Fargo's senior business specialist. Come prepared to think outside the box and create the best business possible. This program is for ages 10-17. To register, visit or call the Walkertown Branch Library at 336-703-2990.

Women, Wisdom and Wealth
Lewisville Branch Library
April 2 at 6 p.m.

Women will learn proven financial techniques for a successful retirement, and why women need their own retirement strategies. Learn how to better manage and control investments, how to increase monthly income, what to do to protect your life savings, and learn basic tax reduction strategies, including estate taxes. Presented by Horizon Financial Services.

Europe on the Cheap
Central Library
April 3 at 6 p.m.

This program will offer travels tips and tricks for those wishing to visit Europe on a budget. Attendees should leave feeling savvy and empowered about traveling, knowing that one of the biggest stress-causers, money, is manageable with the proper tools and preparation. Presented by Sean McGlynn, study abroad adviser at Wake Forest University.

Paying for College by Collegewise
Lewisville Branch Library
April 3 at 6 p.m.

Learn about ways to pay for college from the experts at Collegewise. Recommended for grades 6-12, but everyone is welcome.

Money Saving Tips for Seniors
Carver School Road Branch Library
April 4 at 11 a.m.

From energizing your home to save money on energy bills to getting that discount at retail stores, this program will educate and empower you on these subjects and more. Presented by Shae King, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service.

Social Security and Retirement
Central Library
April 4 at 2:30 p.m.

When will you be able to retire? Are you maximizing your Social Security income, spousal benefits, disability, and income streams? This program will help answer these questions. Presented by Summit Credit Union.

Basics of Banking for Youth
Clemmons Branch Library
April 5 at 4 p.m.

This class will provide a brief overview of saving, borrowing and checking accounts for kids ages 8-13, and their parents. Presented by Summit Credit Union. To register, visit of call the Clemmons Branch Library at 336-703-2920.

Fraud and Identity Theft
Rural Hall Branch Library
April 6 at 10:30 a.m.

We might all be targets, but we don't have to be victims. Find out what schemes crooks are currently using to try and steal your money. Learn how to protect yourself. Presented by Summit Credit Union.

Investing Education Seminar
Paddison Memorial Branch Library
April 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Learn the benefits of investing, and how to be successful at it. For new and experienced investors and for those interested in retirement planning. Presented by the N.C. Chapter of Better Investing.

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If you own a small business in the Walkertown area, bring your business card to the Walkertown Branch Library, to be entered in a drawing at the end of April for a $50 gift certificate.

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For younger kids, the following storytimes will focus on money

Lewisville Branch Library
April 2 at 10:15 a.m. - Bunny Money Storytime

Children will learn about money and basic money management skills in the special storytime. A banker from out local Wells Fargo will be visiting and will help us make piggy banks. Stories, rhymes, songs and activities. Recommended for children ages 3-5.

Paddison Memorial Branch Library
April 3 at 10 a.m. - Money-Themed Preschool Storytime
for ages 3-6.
April 4 at 10 a.m. - Money-Themed Toddler Storytime for ages 2 and under.

Carver School Road Branch Library
April 3 at 4 p.m. - Money Smarts for Girls

Girls will learn how to make wise financial decisions even at a young age, with fun exercises and material to help reinforce these values. For girls grades 2-5. Presented by Shae King, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service.

Rural Hall Branch Library
April 4 at 11 a.m. - Preschool Storytime
for ages 3-5.
Learn about saving, spending and recognizing different types of money through stories and songs.

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