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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.

August | September | October | November | December

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
 

Wednesday, August 3
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Money Smart for Small Business Part 1 (Record Keeping) Bradham and Brooks Branch
Conference Rooms A and B
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
 
Monday, August 8
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
     

Wednesday, August 10
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, August 17
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Money Smart for Small Business Part 3 (Credit Reporting) Bradham and Brooks Branch
Conference Rooms A and B
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
     

Wednesday, August 24
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Money Smart for Small Business Part 4 (Banking Services) Bradham and Brooks Branch
Conference Rooms A and B
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
     

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
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Money Smart for Small Business Part 5 (Risk Management) Bradham and Brooks Branch
Conference Rooms A and B
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
     
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
 

Wednesday, September 7
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Money Smart for Small Business Part 6 (Insurance) Bradham and Brooks Branch
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. - 32208
 
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 10
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