Money Smart Week includes focused presentations by community groups, financial institutions, government agencies, educational organizations, and financial experts, all designed to help consumers learn to better manage their personal finances. Learn more about Money Smart Week and search for other local programs
Kids & Teens Craft Sale
Saturday, April 28 • Noon – 2 p.m. • Setup begins at 11 a.m.
Completed applications and a sample craft are due by April 7.
Crafters in grades 1-8 are invited to be an entrepreneur for a day! Set up a table at our craft sale and earn money selling your crafts. All crafts must be made by students and sold for $10 or less. No food items, please. Pick up an application (required) at the Tween Center Desk.
Programs at Wheaton Public Library
Budget Workshop Register
Monday, Apr. 23 • 7 p.m.
The focus of this workshop is to instruct each attendee on the process of creating and evaluating a monthly family budget to better manage personal finances and resources. You will learn how to establish a “spending plan,” track your income, expenses, and develop strategies to save money. Presented by H.O.M.E. DuPage.
Identity Theft: Keep it Safe Register
Tuesday, Apr. 24 • 2 p.m.
This workshop will discuss how federal deposit insurance protects deposits, how to guard against identity theft, how to prevent elder financial abuse, how the various types of insurance will help you manage risks, the need to plan for unexpected death or disability, and how to be financially prepared for disasters. Presented by Dora Cheila-Georganas of Wheaton Bank and Trust.
What’s Your Retirement Game Plan? Register
Tuesday, Apr. 24 • 7 p.m.
Are you on track to retire? Will you outlive your money? Learn about retirement strategies that work and will give you peace of mind about your future. Presented by Joshua Lindsay of Primerica.
Financial Planning Workshop Register
Wednesday, Apr. 25 • 7 p.m.
This workshop will discuss the critical components a financial plan, how to choose the right advisor, and how to build your way to financial independence. Attendees will learn the 10 questions you should ask any advisor, how to prioritize their investment goals, and create a foundation to form their custom plan. Presented by Matt Laufenberg, Managing Director of GlobalMacro Partners.
Medicare 101 Register
Thursday, Apr. 26 • 6:30 p.m.
David Wylly of the Medicare Solutions Network returns to explain what Medicare covers, what it doesn't, and your potential out-of-pocket exposure. He will also discuss Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost-saving strategies for the future.