Money Smart Week

April 21, 2018 to April 28, 2018

We can all use some tips to get better at managing our personal finances. From budgeting basics to unraveling the mysteries of bitcoin, we’re offering four workshops for adults and another for kids during Money Smart Week. Click through for details and to register.

Upcoming Events


Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Monday, April 23, 2018, 7:00 pm

Find out about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in this lecture-based presentation. We will go through the basics of using, buying, and selling bitcoin, and talk about what cryptocurrencies are.


Manage Your Financial Life

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7:00 pm

Learn a practical system for organizing and managing your finances. Nancy Doyle, local author and personal finance expert, will focus on women's financial needs.

The presentation includes how to organize your financial life, analyze your finances, learn about investing, and invest and track your investments.


Create a Household Budget with Excel

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 2:00 pm

Learn to make a household budget using Excel in this hands-on class.

We will also talk about web-based budgeting sites, resources that can help with budgeting and investing, and online money management calculators that can help you compare and budget for loans. General computer proficiency and previous Excel experience are required. Limited to 13 participants. 

Presented as part of Money Smart Week


Strategic Social Security

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:00 pm

Knowing when and how to file for Social Security retirement benefits can be complicated. It's important to understand your options before you file.

This workshop will help you make sense of Social Security. Jeff Osterman of First American Bank Investment Services will describe how Social Security calculates payments, when it pays to wait to file, and who may still be eligible for spousal strategies. Presented as part of Money Smart Week.


Money Smart Kids

Friday, April 27, 2018, 4:30 pm

Observe Money Smart Week with Ross Mathée of North Shore Community Bank. Discover how you can get money to work for you and why it is important to save. Limited to 25 participants in grades 2-5.