Monday, April 18, 2016

Free Financial Programs Offered at Central Library During Money Smart Week, April 23-30


Money Smart Week is an annual nationwide campaign aimed at increasing financial literacy and promoting better decision making on issues related to personal money management. This year, Money Smart Week will be held from April 23 to April 30. The Birmingham Public Library will be doing its part to celebrate the week by hosting three free public programs at the Central Library location:

"Fact vs. Fiction: Busting the Social Security Myths"
Monday April 25, 2016, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Central Library, Arrington Auditorium, Linn-Henley building, 3rd floor
Get a jumpstart on your retirement planning by attending "Fact vs. Fiction: Busting the Social Security Myths." The program presenter is Briana Collins, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration in Alabama. This program is free, but registration is required. Please register by contacting Jim Murray of the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by e-mail at jmurray@bham.lib.al.us.

"How to Use the Financial Ratings Series Online Database"
Tuesday April 26, 2016, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Central Library, Regional Library Computer Center, Linn-Henley building, 4th floor
If you are interested in adding another tool to your financial planning tool box, then join us for a demonstration of the library database, Financial Rating Series Online. Financial Rating Series Online is a powerful financial planning database that provides users with detailed stability ratings of banks, insurance companies, stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs. A staff member from the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department will demonstrate how to navigate the database. This program is free, but registration is required. To register, please e-mail cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.

"How to Use the Morningstar Database"
Tuesday April 26, 2016, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Central Library, Regional Library Computer Center, Linn-Henley building, 4th floor
Whether you are just getting started with investing, or are already a seasoned pro, Morningstar Investment Research Center can make you a better informed investor. Morningstar Investment Research Center is an all-inclusive investment research database designed specifically for libraries. In this program, a library staff member will demonstrate how to use the database to select and monitor stock and mutual fund investments. This program is free, but registration is required. To register, please e-mail cenrtc@bham.lib.al.us or call 205-226-3681.

When considering your personal financial goals, the Birmingham Public Library is a good place to go for free and authoritative resources on budgeting, savings, investing, and much more. So, make plans to stop by and check out some of the amazing resources and services we have to offer! For further information, please contact the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department at 205-226-3690.

Jim Murray
Business, Science and Technology Department
Central Library

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