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Carrollton Public Library to Recognize Financial Literacy Month Through Classes for Millennials and Beyond

Post Date:03/08/2018 12:12 PM

Financial Literacy ClassesIn recognition of Financial Literacy Month, the Carrollton Public Library will be hosting a series of free classes in April aimed to help people in their 20s and 30s and all adults better manage their money, eliminate student loan debt, buy their first house, and prepare for the future.

The classes will be held every Tuesday in April from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) and every Saturday in April from 2-3:30 p.m. at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). No registration is required.

In the first week of classes focused on budgeting, learn how to create and live within a budget, monitor your spending, and get the most out of your money. During the second week, learn about the rule of 72, how interest works, the three Ds of investing, and taxes in the saving and investing focused classes. The third week will focus on debt management; discover why a credit score is so important, how to manage student loan debt, and what it takes to buy that first house. The fourth and final week of classes will focus on protection, including life insurance, wills, and legal documents needed to plan yours or your parents’ financial future.

Mayor Kevin Falconer sees financial literacy for citizens as a priority, and Library Director Jonathan Scheu said the Carrollton Public Library is dedicated to accomplishing this goal by providing information and resources that leave a lasting impact on residents’ financial futures.

“As financial literacy has the potential to impact individuals’ entire lives, and in turn their community, it is important to set financial foundations early,” Scheu said. “Our hope is that by targeting this program toward people in their 20s and 30s, we can help make an early investment that will maximize returns.”

Bob Scott, Assistant City Manager for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, said programs like this promote the importance of financial planning and the impact smart money decisions have on both an individual’s life and a community’s well-being.

“A secure financial future can be as much a quality of life issue as nice parks or good roads,” Scott said. “I’m excited that the City is offering tools to help our citizens make wise financial decisions.”

For more information about the financial literacy classes, or to view a full schedule of offerings, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.


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