Money Smart Week classes

Money Smart Week Wisconsin will be held October 8-15, and Money Smart U at the Fond du Lac Public Library is celebrating by offering two personal finance classes for adults and one for families.

“Penny the Pig” will be presented at 10 am Saturday, October 8. Tammy Matzdorf from Consumer Credit Counseling will teach families how to talk about spending, saving, investing and donating. Each family will receive a Penny the Pig bank to take home. The class is free, but space is limited. Registration is required at the Calendar or by calling (920) 929-7080, ext. 118.

“Cutting Back and Keeping Up when Money is Tight,” at 6:30 pm Tuesday, October 11, will share information on creating a monthly budget and getting your spending on track. Presenter Shelly Tidemann will review the steps to take to get a handle on finances and financial stress. Tidemann is the Family Living Educator for Fond du Lac County UW-Extension and focuses on financial literacy, tenant housing education, family strengthening education and leadership education. The class is free. Registration is appreciated but not required at the Calendar or by calling (920) 929-7080, ext. 118.

“When I’m 65” will be presented at 1:30 pm Wednesday, October 12, by Julie Hilbert, who will provide information on insurance, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Social Security. Hilbert is senior benefit specialist from the Fond du Lac County Dept. of Senior Services. There is no charge for the class, but class size is limited. Registration is required at the Calendar or by calling (920) 929-7080, ext. 118.

Money Smart Week Wisconsin in 2012 will transition from October to April 21-28. The week, managed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, is a series of free classes and activities designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

For more information about Money Smart Week Wisconsin, visit www.moneysmartweek.org. For more information about events at the Fond du Lac Public Library, visit our Calendar.

 

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