Money Smart Week

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 The Grant County Public Library is participating in the 2017 “Money Smart Week” April 22-29th.  Money Smart Week was launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Money doesn’t come with instructions yet people need to know how to spend it, save it and borrow it wisely.  For that reason, banks, businesses, schools and libraries throughout the country join together each year to help promote financial education during, “Money Smart Week.”

On Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 12-1:00 p.m. the public is invited to a “Lunch and Learn Financial Hour” at the library with guest speaker Jane Strommen, Ph.D.   She is a gerontology specialist with joint appointment with the South Dakota State University in Brookings and North Dakota State University in Fargo in the Department of Human Development and Family Science.

Strommen will share the “Top 10 Financial Issues Older Folks Should Consider.”  She will focus on the important conversations that need to take place between family members regarding finances as a family member enters later stages of their life and how to get started with those conversations.

This is a great opportunity for older family members or for younger family members needing to start those difficult but necessary conversations.  All community members are welcome to attend.  Lunch will be provided for those pre-registered by April 25th. There is no cost for the event.

For more information regarding, “Money Smart Week”, stop in the library or call the Grant County Public Library at 432-6543.