Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Here Comes Money Smart Week!

Do money matters mystify you?
  • How do I save for retirement?
  • Are payday loans a good idea?
  • How can I protect myself from identity theft?
Financial literacy, understanding how money works and what to do with it, is just as important as knowing how to read. That's why the Fresno County Public Library is participating in Money Smart Week, April 23-30. Government brochures and flyers are available, each geared to teaching people about financial matters from mutual funds to avoiding scams.

The WoW! Library staff are participating in several events.
  • Saturday, April 23, 2016 -- Sierra Vista Mall, Clovis, noon-4pm
  • Monday, April 25, 2016 -- Courthouse Park, Fresno, 11am-2pm
  • Saturday, April 30, 2016 -- River Park, Fresno, noon-4pm
Each event will include information flyers for adults in English and Spanish, computers with games that teach financial concepts, a sample saving plan, and storytimes and piggy bank crafts for youngsters.

The FCPL has links to useful resources on renting, saving, retiring, and credit.

Shannon Morrison of the WithOut Walls Library talked with Kim and Kopi on KMPH-26 about Money Smart Week and the library's National Poetry Month writing contest.


Knowing how to take care of your money is an important skill. If you don't watch your money, you'll watch it fly away.