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Money Smart Classes @ Your Library

St. Louis, MO . . . The St. Louis Public Library is proud to announce that it has joined forces with U.S. Bank to present Money Smart, a valuable series of classes designed to help St. Louisans get started on the path to financial freedom! Using four Money Smart topics, the classes will empower participants by walking them through money basics. The programs take place at the Carpenter, Julia Davis, and Schlafly Branches and will be held on selected dates in August, September, and October (see schedule below for dates). All sessions are FREE and open to the public.

All classes begin at 7 p.m.

Money Matters: Pay Yourself First—Focuses on how to prepare and follow a personal spending plan and details how the plan can feed savings goals.

*  August 6  Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave.

*  September 3  Julia Davis Branch, 4415 Natural Bridge Ave.

*  October 7  Carpenter Branch, 3309 S. Grand Blvd.

How to Choose and Keep a Checking Account: How to Make a Credit Card Work for YouDiscusses how to choose and use a checking account and credit card responsibly.

*  August 13  Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave.

*  September 10  Julia Davis Branch, 4415 Natural Bridge Ave.

*  October 14  Carpenter Branch, 3309 S. Grand Blvd.

To Your Credit: Borrowing BasicsTeaches participants how to build and repair their credit history.

*  August 20  Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave.

*  September 17  Julia Davis Branch, 4415 Natural Bridge Ave.

*  October 21  Carpenter Branch, 3309 S. Grand Blvd.

Home Ownership: Buying Your First HomeExplains the differences between renting and owning as well as the advantages and disadvantages of various mortgage options.

*  August 27  Schlafly Branch, 225 N. Euclid Ave.

*  September 24  Julia Davis Branch, 4415 Natural Bridge Ave.

*  October 28  Carpenter Branch, 3309 S. Grand Blvd.

For more information, call 314-539-0315.

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7/28/2009