Managing your money can be challenging and intimidating. But we all know life is smoother when you have a plan for paying bills, tackling debt and saving for the future.
If you want in-person information and training, attend the 2017 Women & Money Series Thursdays, Sept. 21 – Oct. 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Marvin Auditorium. Local financial professionals will teach you how to manage your personal finances, pay down debt, live on a budget, save, invest, and prepare wills and trusts. Women & Money is presented by Topeka Housing & Credit Counseling (HCCI) and the library. All sessions are free.
Attend a pre-series session on Thurs., Aug. 31, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., which is open to both men and women, with a panel discussion led by women in business, education and leadership, on how they got ahead and are making a difference in their communities.
We encourage you to attend all the sessions listed below, but it’s not required. Feel free to just attend the sessions that fit your schedule or needs. Registration is required for handbooks. Register online or by calling 800-383-0217 ext 319.
- Sept. 21: Why Credit Reports Matter
- Sept. 28: Your Spending Plan, Budgeting
- Oct. 5: Get Smart About Borrowing
- Oct. 12: Investing – Paying Yourself First
- Oct. 19: Wills & Durable Powers of Attorney
Women & Money Classes were developed by HCCI with recommendations from a planning committee of regional professional women. Invited speakers are professional women who are experts in their fields of finance, education, law, social security and family social services. The curriculum is revised every year based on attendee feedback and on current social, economic and legal changes.
The library also has many resources you can use anytime to help you get a handle on your finances. Check out the online resources we’ve pulled together for personal finance and investing. We also have lots of books in our collection that will help you manage your money. See this list of my recommended titles: