Money Smart Week, April 21–April 28

In coordination with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the library is sponsoring free classes designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
Raising Financially Aware Kids and Grandkids
Tuesday, April 24, 7–8 p.m., / Nonfiction Area
Financial Planner Joan Johnson presents on how you can help your children and grandchildren make intelligent decisions about spending money and learning to live within their means. She addresses issues pertinent to kids from age 3– 18, including allowance, part-time jobs, spending, saving, and investing. Register
Understanding Money & Wealth
Wednesday, April 25, 7–8 p.m. / Nonfiction Area
Joseph Orsolini, CFP®, will identify the money management skills that take you from simply having income to being wealthy. You will discover how to overcome the three key financial challenges that all adults face in order to become financially successful. Register

Later Life Housing Options
Thursday, April 26, 1–2:30 p.m. / Senior Center
Kathy Reuter, Consumer and Financial Literacy Consultant, helps you weigh your housing needs to determine whether to stay in an existing home or move. Evaluate your finances in relation to housing expenses and housing options including retirement communities, assisted living, and nursing homes. Explore ways to modify your home to age safely in place. Register