Area Libraries Host Free Financial Classes During ‘Money Smart Week’

1390009_45620103In recognition of Money Smart Week, which runs through Saturday, hundreds of organizations in Michigan are hosting classes and seminars that aim to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

The events are free to attend and free from sales pitches. In Genesee County, some include:


Crash Course in Couponing at Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley (6:30-8 p.m.)

Carla Hurd, owner of the Michigan Coupon Club, will show participants how to buy groceries without breaking the bank.


Know Your Score at the Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley (6-7 p.m.)

Representatives from Talmer Bank will discuss understanding your credit score and the factors that impact it. This is the first in a series on Wednesday evenings at 6pm running from April 22 to May 13, 2015.

The Road to Financial Awesome-ness at Grand Blanc-McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Road (6-7 p.m.)

This workshop – geared towards college-age students – will highlight seven key steps to becoming financially independent. This includes an overview of student loans, finding a job, renting an apartment, money management, saving for financial drama, establishing credit, buying a home, saving for retirement, understanding taxes and buying a car.


Money Secrets of the Amish at Grand Blanc-McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Road (6:30-8 p.m.)

Michigan author Lorilee Craker will share her book Money Secrets of the Amish. Book sale and signing to follow. The kids’ program “Let’s Play Store!” is scheduled simultaneously in the community room for children ages 4-10.

Click here to learn more about Money Smart Week. For more events provided through the Genesee District Library, click here.

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