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April is Money Smart Month at the Library

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Money Smart Month activities are for everyone: from job seekers to small business owners to thrifty consumers. Events cover a variety of topics to help residents improve their credit score, fight against senior scams, prevent identity theft, write a grant, read a financial statement, and much more.

Money Smart Week was launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and is active in more than 45 states through national partnerships. Palm Beach County Library System is participating with classes and activities throughout the month of April in areas of finance, careers, consumer safety, and thrifty lifestyle tips.

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Events at Your Library

SCORE: Introduction to Business Ownership
Main Library
Sat, Apr 21, 10:00 am
Learn what it takes to be successful: the risks, rewards, obstacles and myths about business ownership, and the legal requirements for launching a business in Florida.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Winning With Stocks: A BetterInvesting Education Series Presentation
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 2:00 pm
Identify quality growth stocks using BetterInvesting’s online analysis tools. Recognize and evaluate industry leaders, determine when to buy, and how to choose stocks for stability and long-term growth.
(60 min.) Preregister.
How to Be Certified as a Disadvantaged, Minority or Woman-Owned Business
Main Library
Mon, Apr 23, 2:00 pm
Understand the options to become a certified supplier with a County, State or Federal agency. Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Atlantic University. (60 min.) Preregister online at https://clients.floridasbdc.org/events.aspx or call 954-762-5235.
Kids Money Smart: Monopoly Tournament
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 3:30 pm
Test your money smarts while eating snacks with your friends and win some cool prizes. Monopoly Junior also available. Ages 7 & up.
(90 min.)
"Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind Our Best and Worst Financial Decisions"
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Apr 23, 6:00 pm
©Maryland Public Television PBS. (60 min.) This documentary reveals our natural behavioral biases and provides innovative solutions to get us on the path to financial security. Shown with permission. Not rated.
Money Smart: Piggy Bank Adventures
Gardens Branch
Tue, Apr 24, 3:30 pm
Learn and "earn" some money smart tips. We'll complete fun tasks and earn make believe money to decorate a piggy bank. Grades K-3.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Investment Basics
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 10:00 am
Join representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to learn about investing basics. Topics will include saving and investing, how to invest wisely, the resources available to become an educated investor, as well as tips to avoid investment fraud. The mission of the SEC is to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation. The SEC strives to promote a market environment that is worthy of the public's trust. The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides a variety of services and tools to address the problems and questions you may face as an investor.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Money as You Grow Kids Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Apr 25, 4:00 pm
Celebrate Money Smart Week by learning more about the financial world we live in with Aaron Standish, Financial Literacy Coordinator from the PBC School District as our guide. You'll personalize a coin bank to help you start out right on your financial journey. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Money Smart Month 2018: Investment Basics
Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 11:00 am
Join representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to learn about investing basics. Topics will include saving and investing, how to invest wisely, the resources available to become an educated investor, as well as tips to avoid investment fraud. The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides a variety of services and tools to address the problems and questions you may face as an investor.
(60 min.) Preregister.
SCORE: Introduction to Business Ownership
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
Find out what it takes to be successful: the risks, rewards, obstacles and myths about business ownership, and the legal requirements for launching a business in Florida.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Money Smart Month 2018: Investment Basics
Wellington Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
Join representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to learn about investing basics. Topics will include saving and investing, how to invest wisely, the resources available to become an educated investor, as well as tips to avoid investment fraud. The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides a variety of services and tools to address the problems and questions you may face as an investor.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Winning With Stocks: A BetterInvesting Education Series Presentation
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 2:00 pm
Identify quality growth stocks using BetterInvesting’s online analysis tools. Recognize and evaluate industry leaders, determine when to buy, and how to choose stocks for stability and long-term growth.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Subcontracting Success for Small Business
Greenacres Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 2:30 pm
This seminar will provide the small business owner with an understanding of the overall subcontracting process, and the benefits of subcontracting. Speaker: Carole Hart, Program Manager, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Florida Small Business Development Center(SBDC) at Florida Atlantic University. (60 min.) Preregister online at https://clients.floridasbdc.org/events.aspx, or call 954-762-5235, or email sbdc@Ftl@floridasbdc.org.
Let’s Talk Money!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 3:45 pm
We all want to buy things that we can’t always afford. Learn how to become a money smart kid by knowing how to spend, save and donate wisely with a little help from Ms. Rajeeyah Madinah, e-commerce instructor. Ages 8-12.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Future Teen Business Leaders Unite!
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 5:00 pm
Think you have what it takes to start your very own business? Brainstorm your ideas with Ms. Rajeeyah Madinah, e-commerce instructor. Learn how to use Google and other social media platforms to make your business a reality. Ages 13-17.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Money Smart: Cell Phone Savvy
Gardens Branch
Thu, Apr 26, 5:00 pm
Use money smart tips in order to pick the right cellphone and plan. We'll think critically and weigh the pros and cons with a choose-your-own adventure style game. Ages 12-17.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Money Smart Month 2018: Investment Basics
West Boca Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 2:00 pm
Join representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to learn about investing basics. Topics will include saving and investing, how to invest wisely, the resources available to become an educated investor, as well as tips to avoid investment fraud. The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides a variety of services and tools to address the problems and questions you may face as an investor.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Winning With Stocks: A BetterInvesting Education Series Presentation
Greenacres Branch
Fri, Apr 27, 2:30 pm
Identify quality growth stocks using BetterInvesting’s online analysis tools. Recognize and evaluate industry leaders, determine when to buy, and how to choose stocks for stability and long-term growth.
(60 min.)
Résumé Face-Lift
Acreage Branch
Mon, Apr 30, 2:00 pm
Optimize your résumé so it gets the attention you want and need. Bring a flash drive, your old résumé and your work history, or we’ll get you started if you don’t have one. Some computer experience required. Ages 16 & up. Limit 10. (2 hr.) Preregister.