• By Rob Norwood
  • Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Money Smart Week is April 21-28, 2018

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

Tax-Free Investing: It's Not What You Make, It's What You Keep
Walkertown Branch Library
April 10 at 6:30 pm

There are several strategies to help reduce your tax burden. Choosing tax-advantaged investments is one of them. Learn how tax-free investing can help you achieve your financial goals. Presented by financial adviser Sean Newby.

Shredding Event
Walkertown Branch Library
April 21 from 10 am til 1 pm

Free community wide Shredding Event. Limited to 75 lbs. or 3 document size boxes per person. Personal shredding only, no business shredding. Sponsored by Local Government Federal Credit Union.

Fraud and Identity Theft
Clemmons Branch Library
April 23 at 3:30 pm

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

Good Credit Game
Carver School Road Branch Library
April 23 at 6:30 pm

Learn everything you need to know about credit in a fun, easy way. This program is for adults and older teens. Presented by the Center for Smart Financial Choices.

Online Money Management Tools
Rural Hall Branch Library
April 23 at 6:30 pm

Learn about safe, high quality online money management tools. All resources are either free to use or very inexpensive and give you flexibility to track your spending, and to set and evaluate your money goals.

Fraud and Identity Theft
Kernersville Branch Library
April 24 at 2 pm

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

How to Automate Your Retirement
Lewisville Branch Library
April 24 at 6 pm

Learn how to set your savings on autopilot. Through simple money management steps that can be implemented overnight and proper allocation of investment assets within your retirement plan, automated retirement is truly possible with ease at any age. Presented by financial professional Joe Perkins. Space is limited. Please call 336-703-2940 to register.

Meet and Speak with Cary Clifford, Owner of Camino Bakery
Central Library
April 25 at 9 am

How did one woman turn her passion for baking into a successful local business with multiple locations? Cary Clifford, owner of Camino Bakery, will discuss what it took to start and grow her own business, as well as how she balances work and life. This program will be in the Central Library Maker Space on the second floor. Space is limited. Please call (336) 703-3054 to register.

Money Talk for Teens
Lewisville Branch Library
April 25 at 4 pm

For teens in grades 6-12. Have questions about money? Interested in budgeting for college and the items on your wish list? Discuss budgeting, saving and spending with a financial planner from Wells Fargo and learn skills that will help you be financially successful.

How to Improve Your Credit Score
Central Library
April 25 at 6:30 pm

This program will help you understand how a credit score is calculated, what to do and what not to do to improve your score. Presented by Summit Credit Union. This program will be in the Central Library Auditorium on the first floor.

Social Security and Retirement
Reynolda Manor Branch Library
April 26 at 3 pm

Learn about when to retire, and other insights into maximizing your Social Security income, spousal benefits, disability and other Social Security concerns. Presented by Summit Credit Union.

Investment Interest
Lewisville Branch Library
April 27 at 4 pm

Learn about online investing in this interactive course on stocks, mutual funds, futures, ETF, cryptocurrencies and more. Presented by the Forsyth Computer Training Bridge. Space is limited. Please call 336-703-2940 or go to http://www.forsythcomputertraining.org/ to register.

... and these programs for kids ...

Bunny Money Storytime
Lewisville Branch Library
April 24 at 10:15 am
For kids 3-5. Learn about money and make a piggy bank.

Money Themed Preschool Storytime
Kernersville Branch Library
April 25 at 10 am

Money and Banking for Kids
Central Library
April 25 at 4 pm
For kids 11 and under. Explains how money and banking works and why it's important to save money. Presented by Summit Credit Union.

Money Themed Toddler Storytime
Kernersville Branch Library
April 26 at 10 am

Money Smart Craft
Carver School Road Branch Library
April 26 at 3:30 pm

For children of all ages. Learn fun facts about money while making a craft and having a great time. Presented by Mr. Zach.

Piggy Bank Craft
Central Library
April 26 at 4 pm

For kids 11 and under. Come learn about money and make your own piggy bank.