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Get Financially Fit @your library® 2015-2016

Jacksonville Public Library logo   Real$ense Logo   University of Florida IFAS Extension   U. S. Small Business Administration

The Jacksonville Public Library, United Way of Northeast Florida/RealSense, UF/Duval County Extension Office and the U.S. Small Business Administration have partnered to bring the fourth year-long series of free workshops to help you reach your financial goals.

Interesting in starting a small business? Interested in building or rebuilding your credit? Would you like to learn about investments? What do you need to do to prepare to buy your first home? Get unbiased, non-commercial information to help you make the best choices for you!

For more information contact RealSense at (904) 390-3282, email realsensejax@uwnefl.org or Jacksonville Public Library at (904) 630-2665 or email inform@coj.net with subject line: Get Financially Fit.

All workshops are free! Registration is strongly encouraged, but not necessary. Please click on the date to register.

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

February 2016

DATE/TIME TOPIC LOCATION
 
Tuesday, February 9
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Money Matters
Understand how to manage money and identify ways to decrease spending and increase income.
Westbrook Branch Library
2809 Commonwealth Ave. - 32254
 
Wednesday, February 10
7 – 8 p.m.
Avoiding Identity Theft
Get suggestions on ways to better protect personal identifiable information from the Florida Office of the Attorney General.
Regency Square Branch
9900 Regency Square Blvd - 32225
 
Thursday, February 11
6 – 7 p.m.
Couponing An introduction to the world of couponing and best practices. Highlands Regional Library
1826 Dunn Ave, - 32218
 
Thursday, February 18
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Financial Recovery
Find out how to recover financially and rebuild your credit after a financial-setback.
Dallas Graham Branch Library
2304 N. Myrtle Ave. - 32209
 
Monday, February 22
7 – 8 p.m.
Building/Rebuilding Your Credit Get techniques to build your credit or increase your credit score. Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
 
Tuesday, February 23
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Financial Recovery
Find out how to recover financially and rebuild your credit after a financial-setback.
Westbrook Branch Library 2809 Commonwealth Ave. - 32254
 


March 2016

DATE/TIME TOPIC LOCATION
 
Tuesday, March 8
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Money Matters Understand how to manage money and identify ways to decrease spending and increase income. Westbrook Branch Library 2809 Commonwealth Ave. - 32254
 
Monday, March 21
7 – 8 p.m.
Planning for Retirement Helps you estimate the amount you will need in retirement and explores potential sources, including social security, pensions, and personal investments. Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
 
Tuesday, March 22
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Financial Recovery
Find out how to recover financially and rebuild your credit after a financial-setback.
Westbrook Branch Library 2809 Commonwealth Ave. - 32254
 
Wednesday, March 30
7 – 8 p.m.
Building/Rebuilding Your Credit Get techniques to build your credit or increase your credit score. Regency Square Branch
9900 Regency Square Blvd - 32225
 


April 2016

DATE/TIME TOPIC LOCATION
 

Thursday, April 7
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Building/Rebuilding Your Credit Get techniques to build your credit or increase your credit score. Bradham and Brooks Branch
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
 

Thursday, April 14
6 – 7 p.m.

Is Owning a Business a Good Fit for You? Distinguish the myths and realities of small business ownership; start a self-assessment to determine your readiness to become a business owner; set a plan of action gathering feedback from family, friends and potential customers. Highlands Regional Library
1826 Dunn Ave. - 32218
 

Thursday, April 14
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Managing Your Money in Tough Times Learn how to make those tough decisions for spending and get tips for reducing expenses. Bradham and Brooks Branch
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
 
Thursday, April 14
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Money Smart for Small Business Part 1 (Record Keeping) Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
 
Monday, April 25
7 – 8 p.m.
Managing Your Money in Tough Times Learn how to make those tough decisions for spending and get tips for reducing expenses. Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
 
Wednesday, April 27
7 – 8 p.m.
Couponing An introduction to the world of couponing and best practices. Regency Square Branch
9900 Regency Square Blvd - 32225
 
Thursday, April 28
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Money Smart for Small Business  Part 2 (Financial Management) Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
 


May 2016

DATE/TIME TOPIC LOCATION
 

Wednesday, May 4
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Buying Your First Home – Part 1 Discussions and worksheets on the decision to buy or rent, estimating the amount you can borrow, calculating the amount of monthly mortgage payment you can afford, and deciding on the features in a home that are important to you. Bradham and Brooks Branch
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
 

Wednesday, May 11
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Buying Your First Home – Part 2 Continuation of previous discussions and worksheets on the decision to buy or rent, estimating the amount you can borrow, calculating the amount of monthly mortgage payment you can afford, and deciding on the features in a home that are important to you. Bradham and Brooks Branch
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
 
Thursday, May 12
6 – 7 p.m.

Avoiding Identity Theft
Get suggestions on ways to better protect personal identifiable information from the Florida Office of the Attorney General.

Highlands Regional Library
1826 Dunn Ave. - 32218
 
Thursday, May 12
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Buying Your First Home – Part 1 Discussions and worksheets on the decision to buy or rent, estimating the amount you can borrow, calculating the amount of monthly mortgage payment you can afford, and deciding on the features in a home that are important to you. Dallas Graham Branch Library
2304 N. Myrtle Avenue - 32209
 
Thursday, May 12
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Money Smart for Small Business Part 3 (Credit Reporting) Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
 

Wednesday, May 18
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Avoiding Identity Theft
Get suggestions on ways to better protect personal identifiable information from the Florida Office of the Attorney General.
Bradham and Brooks Branch
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
 
Thursday, May 19
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Buying Your First Home – Part 2 Continuation of previous discussions and worksheets on the decision to buy or rent, estimating the amount you can borrow, calculating the amount of monthly mortgage payment you can afford, and deciding on the features in a home that are important to you. Dallas Graham Branch Library
2304 N. Myrtle Avenue - 32209
 
Monday, May 23
7 – 8 p.m.
Couponing An introduction to the world of couponing and best practices. Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
 

Wednesday, May 25
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Money Smart for Small Business Part 1 (Record Keeping) Bradham and Brooks Branch
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
 
Wednesday, May 25
7 – 8 p.m.
Investing Basics Discover the difference between saving and investing, how diversification reduces risk, and the basics of stocks, bond, and mutual funds.  Regency Square Branch
9900 Regency Square Blvd - 32225
 
Thursday, May 26
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Money Smart for Small Business Part 4 (Banking Services) Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
 

Friday, May 27
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
NOTE: Registration is required.

Download the brochure.
Fresh Start-Get Checking 
Registration is required.
Email: kmarin@coj.net
RE: Fresh Start Registration or Call (904) 255-7450
Main Library
303 Laura St. - 32202
 


June 2016

DATE/TIME TOPIC LOCATION
 

Wednesday, June 1
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Money Smart for Small Business  Part 2 (Financial Management) Bradham and Brooks Branch
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
     

Wednesday, June 8
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Money Smart for Small Business Part 3 (Credit Reporting) Bradham and Brooks Branch
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
     
Thursday, June 9
6 – 7 p.m.
Building/Rebuilding Your Credit Get techniques to build your credit or increase your credit score. Highlands Regional Library
1826 Dunn Ave. - 32218
     

Thursday, June 9
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Money Smart for Small Business Part 5 (Risk Management) Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
     

Wednesday, June 15
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Money Smart for Small Business Part 4 (Banking Services) Bradham and Brooks Branch
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
     
Monday, June 20
7 – 8 p.m.
Avoiding Identity Theft
Get suggestions on ways to better protect personal identifiable information from the Florida Office of the Attorney General.
Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
     

Wednesday, June 22
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Money Smart for Small Business Part 5 (Risk Management) Bradham and Brooks Branch
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
     
Wednesday, June 22
7 – 8 p.m.
Managing Your Money in Tough Times Learn how to make those tough decisions for spending and get tips for reducing expenses. Regency Square Branch
9900 Regency Square Blvd - 32225
     
Thursday, June 23
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Money Smart for Small Business Part 6 (Insurance) Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
     

Wednesday, June 29
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Money Smart for Small Business Part 6 (Insurance) Bradham and Brooks Branch
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
 


July 2016

DATE/TIME TOPIC LOCATION
 

Thursday, July 14
6 – 7 p.m.

Investing Basics Discover the difference between saving and investing, how diversification reduces risk, and the basics of stocks, bond, and mutual funds.  Highlands Regional Library
1826 Dunn Ave. - 32218
     
Monday, July 25
7 – 8 p.m.
Buying Your First Home – Part 1 Discussions and worksheets on the decision to buy or rent, estimating the amount you can borrow, calculating the amount of monthly mortgage payment you can afford, and deciding on the features in a home that are important to you. Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
     
Wednesday, July 27
7 – 8 p.m.

Planning for Retirement
Helps you estimate the amount you will need in retirement and explores potential sources, including social security, pensions, and personal investments.

Regency Square Branch
9900 Regency Square Blvd - 32225
 


August 2016

DATE/TIME TOPIC LOCATION
 
Monday, August 15
7 – 8 p.m.
Buying Your First Home – Part 2 Continuation of previous discussions and worksheets on the decision to buy or rent, estimating the amount you can borrow, calculating the amount of monthly mortgage payment you can afford, and deciding on the features in a home that are important to you. Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
     

Friday, August 26
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
NOTE: Registration is required.

Download the brochure.
Fresh Start-Get Checking 
Registration is required.
Email: kmarin@coj.net
RE: Fresh Start Registration or Call (904) 255-7450
Main Library 303 Laura St. - 32202
     
Wednesday, August 31
7 – 8 p.m.
Building/Rebuilding Your Credit Get techniques to build your credit or increase your credit score. Regency Square Branch
9900 Regency Square Blvd - 32225
 


September 2016

DATE/TIME TOPIC LOCATION
 
Thursday, September 8
6 – 7 p.m.
Building/Rebuilding Your Credit Get techniques to build your credit or increase your credit score. Highlands Regional Library
1826 Dunn Ave. - 32218
     
Monday, September 26
7 – 8 p.m.
Building/Rebuilding Your Credit Get techniques to build your credit or increase your credit score. Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
     


October 2016

DATE/TIME TOPIC LOCATION
 
Monday, October 24
7 – 8 p.m.
Planning for Retirement Helps you estimate the amount you will need in retirement and explores potential sources, including social security, pensions, and personal investments. Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
     

Friday, October 28
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
NOTE: Registration is required.

Download the brochure.
Fresh Start-Get Checking 
Registration is required.
Email: kmarin@coj.net
RE: Fresh Start Registration or Call (904) 255-7450
Main Library
303 Laura St. - 32202
     


November 2016

DATE/TIME TOPIC LOCATION
 
Monday, November 14
7 – 8 p.m.
Managing Your Money in Tough Times Learn how to make those tough decisions for spending and get tips for reducing expenses. Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210
     


December 2016

DATE/TIME TOPIC LOCATION
 
Monday, December 12
7 – 8 p.m.
Couponing An introduction to the world of couponing and best practices. Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd St. - 32210