Thinking about buying a house or taking out a home equity loan? Wondering if you'll have enough money to retire? Wishing you could save money on your utility bill? You'll find the answers to these questions and many more when Seymour Library celebrates Money Smart Week April 5-12.
We have several programs planned to help people make better financial decisions. Michelle Barber, assistant vice president at Five Star Bank, will talk about mortgages and home equity loans at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8. Financial planners Lisa Miller and Eileen Price will talk about personal finance issues that particularly affect women at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9. Becky Crawford of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County will talk about ways to cut utility bills at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12. People who attend the Saturday workshop will receive free compact fluorescent light bulbs. Registration is needed only for the Saturday workshop; if you're planning to come, stop by the Main Desk or call by Friday, April 11.
Money Smart Week was started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 to stress the importance of financial literacy and provide information to people at all income levels. A link to its list of information for consumers on earning, saving, investing and borrowing money is available here. The library also has many books and magazines on personal finance topics.