Financial Literacy Month
April is Financial Literacy Month, and Alexandria Library is offering a wealth of information. We've compiled a list of books, magazines, websites and other resources in our financial subject guide. Our assortment of workshops throughout the month can help you manage, invest, save and earn money. Whether you need to fundraise for a non-profit, prepare financially for college, or increase revenue for your business, we'll be holding educational classes to suit various lifestyle needs. Please join us.
Burke Branch Library
FINANCING COLLEGE - 529 PLANS INFO SESSION
Thursday, April 3
7 to 8 p.m.
Please join financial advisor, Mike Peevy, for his presentation, 529 College Savings Plans: Simply the Smart Way to Save for College.
Beatley Central Library
FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR KIDS
Sunday, April 6
1 to 2 p.m.
Join us for pizza, fun and games as we focus on money topics. Ages 8 to 12. Please register by calling 703-746-1702 x5.
PLAN FOR RETIREMENT
Tuesday, April 8
7 to 8 p.m.
Bryan Riley, a financial advisor, will give his presentation, Plan for Retirement: Challenge Your Concerns and Take Control. Located in the Large Meeting Room.
HELPING PEOPLE PLAN AND SAVE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION- VIRGINIA’S 529 PLAN
Wednesday, April 9
7 to 8:30 p.m.
It’s never too late or too soon to start saving for college for yourself or someone else. Pursue your dreams at any stage in life or help a loved one reach theirs by saving with Virginia529. Come learn about the benefits of each program. Hear how easy it is to get started and why more people save with Virginia529 than any other plan! Located in the Large Meeting Room.
USING CREDIT WISELY AND RAISING YOUR CREDIT SCORE
Tuesday, April 15
7 to 8 p.m.
Interested in learning some strategies on how you can use credit wisely and raise your credit score? Join us for this informative program from the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Located in the Large Meeting Room.
INTRODUCTION TO FUNDRAISING PLANNING
Thursday, April 17
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization’s base of support. A successful nonprofit organization needs to cultivate multiple revenue streams through sound financial planning. Introduction to Fundraising Planning will show you how to analyze your organization’s situation and develop a fundraising plan that will include a variety of revenue sources. Space is limited. Register online or by calling 202-331-1400 or 301-739-3250. Located in the Large Meeting Room.
Barrett Branch Library
FINANCIAL INSIGHT FROM BUSINESS WRITER ELIZABETH MACBRIDE
Monday, April 7
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join business writer Elizabeth MacBride on Monday April 7 at the Barrett Branch at 7 p.m. to hear what financial secrets she’s learned from interviewing experts such as Sandy Weill and Jack Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group. Ms. MacBride currently writes for CNBC, Crain’s, AARP, and the BBC.