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From April 23 through April 30, Montclair Public Library and the Financial Planning Association® of New Jersey (FPA®) will celebrate Money Smart Week® with a series of financial literacy programs for all ages.

Money Smart Week was launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association, as a public awareness campaign that helps consumers better manage their personal finances. For more information on this initiative, visit

Financial Considerations As You Near Retirement
Tuesdays, April 19 & 26 from 6:30 to 8:30pm, Main Library

(Please note that this class is offered through the Adult School Dept.) This seminar will discuss what you should be considering as you approach retirement including: determining which accounts to withdraw from first to fund your lifestyle, tax considerations you should be speaking to your CPA about now, how Social Security income should fit into your planning and how to examine the effects that changes in your situation have on how your assets are invested. For more information, click here.

Investing Matters Happy Hour
Wednesday, April 27 from 6:30 to 8:30pm, Just Jake’s (30 Park Street)
Creating wealth is a crucial balance between risk and reward. Learn how to determine YOUR personal appetite for risk and how it can create value for you and your family. Be independent! Appetizers provided and drink specials until 8pm. For more information, click here.

HomeSharing: Affordable Housing Solutions
Thursday, April 28 from 1 to 4pm, Main Library
Join us for an open house to explore HomeSharing, a creative avenue for expanding housing options for individuals of all ages in Montclair and neighboring communities, with a particular focus on helping Township seniors to “age in place.” HomeSharing adds to Montclair’s affordable housing stock by matching “providers,” residents who wish to share their homes or apartments in order to keep them, with “seekers,” individuals searching for affordable housing in their communities. HomeSharing also assists its clients in locating and utilizing other resources such as area food pantries, low-cost medical care, and other support services. The organization’s services are provided free of charge. For more information, click here.

The Money on the Bus Goes Clink Clink: Money Smart Week Story & Craft
Thursday, April 28 at 4pm, Main Library

Celebrate Money Smart Week with a storytime! It is never too early to teach young minds about the importance of saving money. Join us for an interactive storytime with stories, songs, and rhymes about money. Afterwards create your very own piggy bank to take home. For more information, click here.

How Women Can Learn to Secure Their Financial Future…Before a Crisis Occurs
Thursday, April 28 at 7pm, Main Library

All too often women take a back seat to educating themselves about the finances of their family. It is this lack of knowledge or confidence that leaves them vulnerable to a family crisis–a disability, divorce, death. Learn how to Secure your Financial Future so it is bulletproof against an uncertain event, and empower yourself to take charge and create independence. For more information, click here.

Making Informed Financial Decisions: How to Find Reliable Information Online
Saturday, April 30 at 3pm, Main Library
Whether you are saving for a college fund, a new home, or retirement, you want to make informed financial decisions. Finding reliable information online is a crucial step in this process. In part with Money Smart Week, let Montclair Public Library staff show you valuable online resources and tips for avoiding scams. For more information, click here.

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