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The Los Angeles Public Library is offering Money Matters, a series of events to help you get your finances in shape.


Be sure to also explore our  Financial Resource Guide for library and online resources providing information, education, and tools covering savings, credit, investments, budgeting, financial planning, and consumer protection.

 

April 4, 2015 9:30AM to 11:30AM

Presented by the Mayor's Office of Economic Development, the Los Angeles Public Library, and High Point Marketing

One of the keys to a successful marketing strategy is having a long term vision of what you want your business to become and build a plan to meet that vision. This workshop will be an interactive experience in building a strategy for the long term success of your business.

*SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTER TODAY!*

RSVP here at: http://tinyurl.com/marketingapr4

For further information please email: emily.letts.intern@lacity.org

April 6, 2015 4:00PM

Join us for a free financial education class and learn how to build a relationship with your bank and understand what they do.  Acquire best practices about co  llege youth accounts and develop a personal financial plan for you and your family saving money.  sponsored by Broadway Federal Bank.

April 8, 2015 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Learn about better ways to manager your finances through this programming which have been developed through the FDIC.  There are twelve modules available.  Please speak to the branch manager about the one you are most interested in learning.  In April we’ll focus in on checking accounts.  (Unit 3: “Check It Out!”)

April 8, 2015 6:30PM to 7:30PM

Nelson Santiago ffrom Consumer Action will present a workshop on this important financial topic. Here is some of what the workshop will cover:

- Why consumers need good credit;
- Steps for establishing a credit history;
- Tips for using credit responsibly;
- Information about credit reports and credit scores;
- Information and resources for consumers with credit problems; and
- Tips on avoiding credit repair scams.
 

April 9, 2015 6:30PM to 7:45PM

Scholarships and financial aid help save money on tuition so you can get an education without breaking the bank. Princeton Review has put together a wealth of information to help parents and students, especially graduating seniors, explore college finance options together. 

For a full listing of 2014/2015 Student Smart events, please click here

 

April 11, 2015 10:30AM to 11:45AM

From prequalification to the close of escrow, attendees will leave with a solid understanding about the entire home buying process, with practical information and advice in tow.

April 11, 2015 1:00PM

Learn about credit scores, how to get a copy of your credit report, how to build and repair your credit history, and how to guard against identity theft.

April 13, 2015 5:30PM to 6:30PM

Join Jose Figueroa in this workshop where he will teach you about the basics of banking, including choosing the right type of account for your needs, and learning about the importance of saving money.

Please call 323-733-1196 for more information.

April 14, 2015 3:30AM to 4:30AM

Cristal Solano from Wells Fargo Bank will be presenting a financial planning program for parents and their kids.   Parents will be able to apply for a savings account for their children after her presentation.   In order to apply for the Wells Fargo Savings Account certain forms of identification will be  required and include one of the following: a passport, Consular ID, California Driver's License, or California ID and social security number. 

April 14, 2015 4:00PM

We'll be making Duct Tape Wallets! Plus we'll have a chat about all things MONEY (credit cards, debt, savings, etc).
Come chill out and use the craft supplies we have to make something. Anything you want. There will be snacks.
ages 11-17

April 16, 2015 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Do you work from home or are you a small busines owner?  Join Alisha Hall of the Golden Women Foundation for a forum to meet, create networks and discuss business strategies.  

April 18, 2015 10:30AM to 12:00PM

Wondering if you can afford to buy a home? Not sure where to begin? Join Realtor Russ Jones as he explains the process of buying a first home. From prequalification to the close of escrow, attendees will leave with a solid understanding about the roles of everyone involved, some potential hurdles and how to overcome them, and tips on how to make the entire process run as smooth as possible.

April 18, 2015 2:00PM

What is a credit report and how does credit scoring help you? Find out what your credit report says about you!  Learn how to order your free credit report from the three big credit-reporting bureaus.

April 22, 2015 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Greg Andrews, of Searchlight Financial Advisors, will be discussing the ins and outs of maximing your Social Security benefits.  Bring your questions, such as: Will Social Security be there for me; at what age should I apply; will it be enough to live on; and how much will I receive? This is a free workshop.

April 23, 2015 4:00PM
School is expensive. How will you pay for college? Come learn about the many resources available for you to go school.
April 23, 2015 6:30PM to 7:30PM

The focus of this informational session is to understand the foundation of proper analysis. We will discuss how to remain mindful of the current economy’s impact on your finances. Also to be discussed are individual situational risks on your finances. We will review some of the most over looked pitfalls and strategies which strengthen financial results that can potentially derail plans. We will also discuss strategies designed to help strengthen the overall planning process.  With Floe Financial Partners.

 

April 29, 2015 4:00PM to 5:30PM

Would you like to learn how to search for a job more effectively? Do you want your resume to stand out and get noticed? WorkSource will show you how to navigate your way through the job market with confidence.

April 30, 2015 6:30PM to 7:30PM

We’ll discuss topics such as underestimating retirement income needs, not planning for unexpected health care expenses, neglecting the effects of inflation on investments, how to properly evaluate investment accounts, and mismanaging assets.  We’ll also discuss how to implement and monitor an effective plan.  With Floe Financial Partners.

 

 

We’ll discuss topics such as underestimating retirement income needs, not planning for unexpected health care expenses, neglecting the effects of inflation on investments, how to properly evaluate investment accounts, and mismanaging assets.  We’ll also discuss how to implement and monitor an effective plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 11, 2015 11:15AM

Every Thursday, 2-3pm, June 11 - July 30, teens will have enjoyable learning opportunities at the Harbor Branch.

 

June 11 - Los Angeles Youth at Work [LAYAW] Job SKills Workshop. Click here for additional information and registration

June 18 - Harbor Branch Teen Summer Volunteers Interviews

June 25 - TBA

July 2 - Play Cashflow, developed by Richard Kurosaki's, author of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad". You'll gain financial literacy skills while you have fun.

July 9 -  TBA

July 16 - LA Author Panel! A panel of Young Adult authors, living in LA, will share their work and answer questions.

July 23 - TBA

July 30 - TBA


 

 

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