Money Smart Week @ Bismarck Public Library April 18-25, 2015

MoneySmartWeek_BismarckJoin us for an exciting week of programs designed to help members of our community better manage their personal finances. The library will be providing programming for all ages and all stages of life on a variety of topics including retirement planning; home buying, saving money through couponing; and saving for college. Money Smart Week is a national initiative between the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank.

All the programs will be held at the Bismarck Public Library Lower Level, Room B. There is no charge to attend any of the events; however you must register for the coupon class by calling Peggy at the Burleigh County Extension Agency at 701-221-6865 or resister online at 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:00-8:00pm
Home Buying 101 presented by Dave Flohr, ND Housing Finance Agency
By providing low-cost financing, down payments and closing cost assistance, and supporting homebuyer education, NDHFA has helped 40,000 individuals and families achieve their homeownership dreams. Learn about the home buying process and how to access the purchase assistance available from this state agency.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:00-8:00pm
College SAVE-Saving for College presented by James Barnhardt, Bank of ND
College SAVE accounts grow tax free on qualified withdrawals to college’s in-state or out-of-state. A College SAVE account can be opened with contributions as small as $25. Contributions can also be deducted from your North Dakota taxable income You can also learn about investment choices and the Children FIRST grant program for newborns. Join James Barnhardt, College SAVE Plan administrator at Bank of North Dakota to learn all this and more. Don’t miss out on learning how to give the gift of education.

Thursday, April, 23, 2015 7:00-8:00pm
10 Steps to Retirement presented by Josh Askvig, AARP ND
Join us for a free event to learn about how you can plan and save for retirement, get the most out of Social Security, navigate different savings options, and more. You’ll get unbiased information to help you take charge of your future and live independently as you age.

Friday, April 24, 2015 1:30-2:30pm
New World of Couponing presented by Peggy Netzer, Burleigh County Extension Agency
Couponing has long been a consumer’s way to save money in the marketplace. But today’s couponing has stepped it up and gone high tech. Smart consumers do not want to miss out on these savings. Coupons are available at our fingertips instantly and are easier than ever to use. We have more coupons at more businesses in more forms, from paper to online codes to smart phone apps. This is a new era of couponing fun!

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