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Get Financially Fit @your library® 2014 – 2015

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The Jacksonville Public Library, RealSense, UF/Duval County Extension Office, U.S. Small Business Administration and Financial Planning Association of Northeast Florida have partnered to bring the third 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? How do you  help your children learn to make responsible financial decisions?  Get unbiased, non-commercial information to help you make the best choices for you!

For more information contact Lindsay at (904) 390-4008 or Lisa at (904) 630-4655.

All workshops are free! Please click on the date to register.

March 2015

Mad City Money™ Simulation for Teens
This educational workshop is specifically for teens ages 14 17. The free, annual event transforms the Jacksonville Public Library into a fun, interactive city where teenagers adopt new identities and learn to manage their finances. Teens learn how to identify wants versus needs, budget household income and balance a checkbook by participating in real-life scenarios at the workshop. The event will also include free pizza and drawings for giveaways. Although walk-up attendees are welcome, RSVPs are requested by March 26 for planning purposes. Please RSVP to Jack Baker at jbaker@countryfcu.com or via phone at 904.307.2899. This program is hosted by the Northeast Florida Chapter of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions. For more detailed information, visit mynechapter.org
Date Time Location
Saturday, March 28 10:00 a.m. - Noon Main Library
303 N. Laura St. 32202


April 2015

Protecting Your Identity
Presented by the Financial Planning Association of Northeast Florida.
Discover what investment fraud looks like and how to protect your financial assets.
Date Time Location
Thursday, April 2 6:00-7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. 32256
 
Wednesday, April 15 7:00-8:30 p.m. Murray Hill Branch Library
918 Edgewood Avenue South 32205


May 2015

Couponing
An introduction to the world of couponing and best practices.
Date Time Location
Thursday, May 7 6:00-7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. 32256
 
Wednesday, May 20 7:00-8:30 p.m. Murray Hill Branch Library
918 Edgewood Avenue South 32205


June 2015

Managing Your Money in Tough Times
Learn how to make those tough decisions for spending and get tips for reducing expenses.
Date Time Location
Thursday, June 4 6:00-7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. 32256
 
Wednesday, June 17 7:00-8:30 p.m. Murray Hill Branch Library
918 Edgewood Avenue South, 32205


July 2015

Investing Basics
Discover the difference between saving and investing, how diversification reduces risk, and the basics of stocks, bond, and mutual funds.
Date Time Location
Thursday, July 2 6:00-7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. 32256
 
Wednesday, July 15 7:00-8:30 p.m. Murray Hill Branch Library
918 Edgewood Avenue South, 32205


August 2015

Buying a Home – Part I
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.
Date Time Location
Thursday, August 6 6:00-7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. 32256
 
Wednesday, August 19

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Murray Hill Branch Library
918 Edgewood Avenue South, 32205


September 2015

Buying a Home – Part II
Continuation of pervious 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.
Date Time Location
Thursday, September 3 6:00-7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. 32256
 
Wednesday, September 16 7:00-8:30 p.m. Murray Hill Branch Library
918 Edgewood Avenue South, 32205