TAG: financial literacy

Dollars and Sense

Posted in News on March 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_DollarsSense Make some sense of your finances. The Spokane County Library District and SNAP are helping you with money matters: the good, the bad, and the practical. From credit scores, to budgeting, to dealing with collection agencies, we are hitting all the hard topics. We have two classes to choose from, each with 16 opportunities to […]

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Take Control of Your Financial Literacy

Posted in News on January 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_STARfinancialseries No need to leave your financial decisions to others, you can take control! Melissa Williams and Jim Rund of Star Financial and Insurance Services bring you three specialized workshops designed with your needs in mind. Space is limited. Please click on the library location below to register for that class. Income for Life In January, […]

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Consider a Gap Year

Posted in Prime Time on May 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

PT_Feature_GapYear by Ellen Peters Students often take a gap year between high school and college, but what about adults? After raising families and working for decades, don’t we deserve a break too? A new trend with mid-life and older adults is to do just that to refill their well, so to speak. Many are seeing it […]

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Books for Free!

Posted in Teens on May 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teens_Feature_Bookscholarship by Stefani Miller Are you thinking about attending Eastern this fall? Do you like free books? If so, then you should check out the Florence and Earle Stewart Book Scholarship. This scholarship does require filling out an application and writing—gasp—a mini-essay, but if you put in the work then there is a good chance that you will […]

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Dividend Paying Stocks: Free Online Events from Morningstar

Posted in Business and Careers on May 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_BarGraph by Carlie Hoffman In a previous post, I told you about a series of online events hosted by the Morningstar® Investment Research Center℠. In March, Christine Benz discussed retirement portfolios. If you missed it, view the recorded presentation. Next up in the series is Josh Peters, editor of the DividendInvestor newsletter, who will be provi […]

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No Small Change: Bitcoin for Beginners

Posted in Business and Careers on April 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Bitcoin Guest blog by Doug Slaton, workshop presenter My co-presenter, Zach Doty, and I have been long time computer techs and continually explore any new innovations in technology. We have an unbridled fascination with all the amazing things happening with and on the Internet. We’ve followed Bitcoin for about 2 years and when we started seeing […]

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Take Credit Card Security Into Your Own Hands

Posted in Prime Time on March 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

Swiping Credit Card by STCU You’ve probably heard about instances of unauthorized access to payment card data at some stores in recent weeks, including Target stores nationwide and Inland Northwest grocery stores, including Rosauers Supermarkets, Yoke’s Fresh Market, Super 1 Foods, Trading Co. Stores, and some others. In both instances, the merchants and their car […]

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Savvy Social Security

Posted in Prime Time on March 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

PT_Feature_SocialSecurity Certified Financial Planner, Brent Sears presents a free workshop about what baby boomers need to know to maximize their retirement. After years of being told that Social Security is “going broke,” baby boomers are realizing that it will soon be their turn to collect. But the decisions they make now can have a tremendous impact […]

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Get a Leg Up on Retirement: Free Online Events from Morningstar

Posted in Business and Careers on March 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

hourglass by Carlie Hoffman Planning for retirement can feel overwhelming. Learning the importance of sound financial strategies today can help you feel prepared for the future. That’s why Morningstar® Investment Research Center℠ is offering the opportunity to take part in a complimentary, live online event with Christine Benz, Morningstar’s director […]

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Don’t Sweat Your Taxes

Posted in News on January 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm

tax  word cloud By Stacey Goddard If you’re like me, and don’t really know the difference between the 1040A and the Schedule A, you’ll be happy know that AARP Tax-Aide help will be available starting Saturday, February 1. This free assistance will be offered in four of our libraries: Cheney, Deer Park, Moran Prairie, and Spokane Valley, and will […]

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