Posted On: April 3, 2018
The Volusia County Public Library system will host special financial programs in recognition of Money Smart Week, April 21 to 28.
The free programs will address a variety of topics including investing, retirement, credit, debt and savings. Reservations are not required unless otherwise indicated. Many of the programs are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, visit www.volusialibrary.org
Money Smart Week, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association, is a national public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
DeBary Public Library
200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd., DeBary
Family finances: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Audrey Wilder and Becca Mitchell, certified financial educators from Primerica Financial Services, will provide information about budgeting, saving and planning for retirement. Children, teens and adults are invited.
DeLand Regional Library
130 E. Howry Ave., DeLand
Six mistakes retirees make with their finances: 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Wealth adviser Andrew Schorr of the RLK Advisory Group will discuss the most common mistakes retirees make with their finances and how to avoid them.
Starting a business in Florida: 10 a.m. Monday, April 23. This two-hour workshop from SCORE is for new entrepreneurs or those considering starting their own small business. It will be presented by David Shifflett, a certified SCORE mentor.
Budgeting fundamentals: 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. Explore the basic concepts of budgeting and learn how to create and use an Excel spreadsheet to look at your spending and saving habits. This workshop will also introduce participants to free and useful money apps.
Go green to save green: 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Lisa Hamilton of the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will share tips to save money, energy and the planet.
Couponing class: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Mary Edwards of Couponers United will explain how to save money on your grocery bill by pairing sales with coupons. She will also describe local coupon policies.
Cybersecurity and avoiding scams: 10 a.m. Friday, April 27. An officer from the DeLand Police Department will offer tips to improve your cybersecurity and avoid computer scams. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Deltona Regional Library
2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona
DIY household cleaners: 2 p.m. Monday, April 23. Make three natural, affordable cleaning products using simple pantry ingredients. Supplies are limited, and reservations are required.
Six mistakes retirees make with their finances: 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. Andrew Schorr, a wealth adviser with the RLK Advisory Group, will offer tips to stretch your retirement dollars. Topics will include investment fees, historical market trends, life expectancy, annuity considerations and long-term care.
Save water, save money: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25. Stop by the Lyonia Environmental Center booth in the library’s main lobby. Environmental specialists will explain how to save money through conservation and efficiency. Free novelty items will be available while supplies last.
What’s cooking at the library? 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Staff will look at tips from the book, “Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half,” by Steve and Annette Economides. Sample “Steve’s killer pancakes,” the authors’ favorite scratch pancake recipe. Bring your favorite pancake topping to share. Samples are limited, and reservations are required.
Edgewater Public Library
103 W. Indian River Blvd., Edgewater
Organized eating: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Save money, save time and reduce stress with organized eating tips. Guest speaker Louise Schneberger will share smart eating and shopping suggestions and offer a tasty sample. Registration is required. Register online at www.volusialibrary.org.
John H. Dickerson Heritage Library
411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach
Deal or no deal: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 26. Adults 18 and up can test whether they have what it takes to make the right decisions for a deal. The interactive game is based on the TV game show. Real money and prizes are not involved.
Lake Helen Public Library
221 N. Euclid Ave., Lake Helen
Food for thought: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. Adults can celebrate Money Smart Week by making a canning jar piggy bank and sampling a budget-friendly meal guaranteed not to break the bank. Registration is required. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
New Smyrna Beach Regional Library
1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach
Cutting the cable cord: 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Are you tired of paying a large cable bill? With new options available to stream television, many people save money each month by canceling their cable subscription. Doug Holton will explain what you need to start streaming television.
“Trading Places”: 2 p.m. Monday, April 23. Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd star in this 1983 movie, which is rated R.
Six mistakes retirees make with their finances: 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. Andrew Schorr, a wealth adviser with the RLK Advisory Group, will discuss ways to stretch your retirement dollars. Topics will include investment fees, historical market trends, life expectancy, annuity considerations and long-term care.
Identity theft: 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Shana Guidry of Regions Bank will explain how to protect your finances and personal information from identity theft.
Oak Hill Public Library
125 E. Halifax Ave., Oak Hill
Family craft night: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Families can make and decorate wooden banks as they discuss ways to save for a special occasion.
Orange City Public Library
148 Albertus Way, Orange City
Ormond Beach Regional Library
30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
Personal credit scores: 9 a.m. Monday, April 23. James Chung from Regions Bank will explain how personal credit scores are determined.
Financial topics: 2 p.m. Monday, April 23. Andrew Schorr of the RLK Advisory Group will discuss the time horizon, long-term care, historical market trends, annuity considerations, investment fees and increasing income.
Get answers to your financial questions: 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. David Holland of Holland Financial will answer questions about financial matters. He hosts “Plan Stronger” on WDSC Channel 15 on Sunday and Monday evenings and has written two books that are available in the library.
Reverse mortgages: 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 25. Mike Peerless, reverse mortgage director for Holland Financial, will discuss the pros and cons of reverse mortgages.
Couponing 101: Noon Wednesday, April 25. Librarian Ruth Knochel will discuss the value and levels of couponing.
Pierson Public Regional Library
115 N. Volusia Ave., Pierson
Creating cash envelopes: April 23 through 27. Children and adults of all ages can stop by throughout the day to create and decorate special envelopes for storing cash.
Port Orange Regional Library
1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange
Outsmart the scammers: 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. Incidents of fraud are on the rise, and scammers' tactics are becoming more complex. Tiffany Kuzma, a financial adviser for Edward Jones, will explain how to spot red flags. She will also discuss the resources you can turn to if you are targeted and steps you can take now to help protect yourself and your loved ones.
Six mistakes retirees make with their finances: 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Andrew Schorr of the RLK Advisory Group will discuss annuities, historical market trends, life expectancy, investment fees and more.
How to travel on a budget: 2 p.m. Friday, April 27. With years of experience in the travel industry and a knack for planning travel experiences for large groups, local travel agent Lauren Morris will explain how to stick to a budget without sacrificing exciting experiences.
“Confessions of a Shopaholic”: 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29. This PG film focuses on a college graduate who lands a job as a financial journalist in New York City, where she nurtures her shopping addiction and falls for a wealthy entrepreneur.
Teen programs (for ages 11-17):
Learn more about the Volusia County Public Library system at www.volusialibrary.org.