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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.

August 2014

Buying a Home - Part II
Free workshop to help you reach your financial goal.
Date Time Location
Tuesday, August 5 6:00-7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. 32256


September 2014

Raising a Money-Smart Kid
Free workshop to help you reach your financial goal.
Date Time Location
Tuesday, September 2 6:00-7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. 32256
 
Wednesday, September 17 7:00-8:30 p.m. Murray Hill Branch Library
918 Edgewood Avenue South, 32205


October 2014

Resources for Small Business
This workshop is for small business owners or anyone interested in starting a small business. Topics include: Planning and business development; whom to contact for assistance (private and government agencies); where to get financing (search for loans and incentives); research support print and electronic resources) and how to contact others who can help. Presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration – North Florida District Office.
Date Time Location
Tuesday, October 2 6:00-7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. 32256
 
Wednesday, October 15 7:00-8:30 p.m. Murray Hill Branch Library
918 Edgewood Avenue South, 32205


November 2014

The Gift of Good Sense
Get great strategies to manage your holiday – and other special event – spending.
Date Time Location
Wednesday, November 19 7:00-8:30 p.m. Murray Hill Branch Library
918 Edgewood Avenue South, 32205
 
Thursday, November 20 6:00-7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. 32256


December 2014

Raising a Money-Smart Kid
Learn specific techniques you can use with children from age 2 through 18.
Date Time Location
Thursday, December 4 6:00-7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. 32256
 
Wednesday, December 17 7:00-8:30 p.m. Murray Hill Branch Library
918 Edgewood Avenue South, 32205


January 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, January 8 6:00-7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. 32256
 
Wednesday, January 21 7:00-8:30 p.m. Murray Hill Branch Library
918 Edgewood Avenue South, 32205


February 2015

What’s Your Money Personality?
This game and discussion will help you determine your dominant money style. If your style is helping you achieve your goals - that's great. If not, we offer strategies to help you achieve more balance in your financial life.
Date Time Location
Thursday, February 5 6:00-7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. 32256
 
Wednesday, February 18 7:00-8:30 p.m. Murray Hill Branch Library
918 Edgewood Avenue South, 32205


March 2015

Building and Rebuilding Your Credit
Get techniques to build your credit or increase your credit score.
Date Time Location
Thursday, March 5 6:00-7:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. 32256
 
Wednesday, March 18 7:00-8:30 p.m. Murray Hill Branch Library
918 Edgewood Avenue South, 32205


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