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Money Smart Week® – St. Louis Metro

St. Louis, MO... The St. Louis Public Library is proud to partner with area banks, financial institutions, and United States Senator Claire McCaskill’s office to present Money Smart Week® St. Louis Metro, April 21-28.

The series of 15 FREE classes and activities is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances:

*  Raising a Money Smart Kid

Learn tips for talking to children of all ages about the value of money and saving for what you want. Parents will receive a page of tips as well as information on family budgeting and financial management. Presented by Commerce Bank.

21  Carpenter Branch (3309 S. Grand Blvd., 314-772-6586)  10-11 a.m.

28  Julia Davis Branch (4415 Natural Bridge Rd., 314-383-3021)  10-11 a.m.

*  Money Smart Kids READ

This Berenstain Bears storytime program teaches kids the value of money. Youngsters receive a FREE book. Ages 4-8

21  Carpenter Branch (3309 S. Grand Blvd., 314-772-6586)  10-11 a.m.

Presented by Commerce Bank.

28  Buder Branch (4401 Hampton Ave., 314-352-2900)  10-11 a.m.

Presented by ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solution.

28  Julia Davis Branch (4415 Natural Bridge Rd., 314-383-3021)  10-11 a.m.

Presented by Commerce Bank.

*  Budgeting and Saving to Reach Your Financial Goals

Learn how to create and maintain a budget and save money in order to achieve your financial goals. Presented by Fifth Third Bank.

24  Buder Branch (4401 Hampton Ave., 314-352-2900)  10-11:30 a.m.

25  Schlafly Branch (225 N. Euclid Ave., 314-367-4120)  10-11:30 a.m.

27  Divoll Branch (4234 N. Grand Blvd., 314-534-0313)  11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

*  Establishing and Maintaining Good Credit

Learn how to properly manage your credit and get your credit history off to a strong start. Presented by Fifth Third Bank.

24  Buder Branch (4401 Hampton Ave., 314-352-2900)  11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

25  Schlafly Branch (225 N. Euclid Ave., 314-367-4120)  11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

27  Divoll Branch (4234 N. Grand Blvd., 314-534-0313)  12:30-2 p.m.

*  Financial Basics

Learn about budgeting, saving money, maintaining good credit, and avoiding identity theft. Presented by Regions Bank.

24  Walnut Park Branch (5760 W. Florissant Ave., 314-383-1210)  1-3 p.m.

26  Carpenter Branch (3309 S. Grand Blvd., 314-772-6586)  11 a.m.-1 p.m.

*  Office of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

Learn about federal government agencies and the services they provide. Presented by the Office of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill.

25  Divoll Branch (4234 N. Grand Blvd., 314-534-0313)  3-5 p.m.

*  The Wise Use of Credit

We know our numbers: age, shoe size, and how much we weigh. But what about our credit score? This number can have a big impact on how much we pay for a car, a home, or even what kind of job we get. Participants learn how to manage their credit well to secure their financial future. Presented by ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solution.

28  Buder Branch (4401 Hampton Ave., 314-352-2900)  10-11 a.m.

For more information, call 314-206-6779.

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4/09/2012