TAG: financial literacy

Homebuyer Education Seminars with SNAP Spokane

Posted in News on May 3, 2017 at 6:00 am

Buying a home can be a dream come true and an overwhelming process at the same time. In a free seminar held at the library, explore all of the major aspects of the home-buying process in an unbiased format with SNAP Spokane instructors certified by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. SNAP’s housing counselors can […]

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Dollars and Sense

Posted in News on April 19, 2017 at 6:00 am

Make 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 and budgeting, to dealing with collection agencies, we are hitting all the hard topics. Each two-hour class will cover several topics with plenty of time for questions and discussio […]

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Money Smart Week: Get financial know-how and be money smart

Posted in News on April 12, 2017 at 6:00 am

Teens, parents, and adults everywhere discover sound financial practices during Money Smart Week, April 22–29, 2017, with Spokane County Library District’s programs that help you manage your money. FOR TEENS AND TWEENS Teens get a roadmap for creating and maintaining a budget, learn the importance of savings, and gain an understanding of what c […]

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Email scam posing as library on west side of state

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 4, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker To be clear up front, we have not heard of any scams regarding the Spokane County Library District, or any of our libraries. Also, scammers will use anything they can to get your money. So when we heard of an email scam involving the Seattle Public Library, we thought we’d take this […]

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Q&A with Jeff Yeager, The Ultimate Cheapskate

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 28, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge We’re keeping it frugal with Jeff Yeager, The Ultimate Cheapskate. In April during Money Smart Week, Yeager presents “Finding Wholesale Happiness in a Retail World” at three locations (see locations, days, and times below), offering practical advice about how to live a happier, healthier, and fuller life—only if you are not wi […]

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BBB Consumer Education workshops at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on December 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

Spokane County Library District has partnered with the Better Business Bureau to bring you consumer education workshops on topics such as financial literacy, smart shopping, and avoiding scams. Kirstin Davis of the BBB leads these workshops and informative presentations, which are geared for adults and teens. During January through April, you’ll […]

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Engage: our new library event magazine

Posted in News on December 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

  Spokane County Library District introduces Engage, the new magazine packed with information about events, workshops, and programs at the library. You can pick up Engage at any of our 10 libraries or view it online. Just like all of our events and programs, the magazine is free. When you open the pages of Engage, […]

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Free Shred Day at the Library

Posted in News on October 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Clean out your files and protect your identity! As part of the Thinking Money exhibit, the Library District and DeVries Business Services have teamed up to provide a free shred day at the North Spokane and Spokane Valley Libraries. Bring your old paper documents, computer hard drives, disks, and tapes for safe and secure destruction. […]

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Thinking Money Exhibition & Financial Education Programs

Posted in News on September 15, 2016 at 6:00 am

Money affects everyone, but many of us lack the knowledge we need to make smart financial choices that prepare us for whatever the future brings. Thinking Money: A Financial Exhibition SPOKANE VALLEY Oct 22–Nov 26, 2016 Thinking Money is a traveling exhibition designed to teach tweens, teens, and the adults in their lives about financial […]

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Online Investing 101

Posted in News on January 29, 2016 at 6:00 am

Whitworth University finance professor Duff Bergquist, along with students from the Whitworth Student Investment Club, teach beginners how to get started with online investing. Topics covered include stock trading, basic equity research methods, and investing resources. Class materials Thursday, Feb 18, 6–7:30pm NORTH SPOKANE Thursday, Feb 25, 6 […]

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