Money Smart Nebraska programming to be offered at Omaha Public Library
Being smart about money isn’t always easy. Staying smart about money can be even more of a challenge. Omaha Public Library and other area organizations and experts are teaming together April 13-28 to present Money Smart programs. A variety of free classes and events will be offered to help consumers learn to manage their personal finances. All programs are open to the public, but space is limited. Register online at omahalibrary.org, or by calling the branch where you wish to attend.
Life Insurance 101: Lifetime Financial Group will discuss the types of insurance, advantages and disadvantages of each, the many living benefits available and their uses, and death benefits.
Mondays, April 13 & 20, 6 p.m. at Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., 402.444.4848
Successful Meal Planning: Learn how to construct a meal plan that is best for your family. Use the recipes you already cook, add some new ones, and make a plan for at least one week of meals. Minimize food waste by learning how to preserve your fresh produce and food, and spend less time in the kitchen with time-saving cooking tips. Also, learn how to use store sales and seasonal specials to save time and money.
Saturday, April 18, 1 p.m. at Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St., 402.444.4846
Budgeting and Credit Tips: Learn tips about personal budgeting, as well as how to interpret credit scores and reports. Presented by First National Bank.
Monday, April 20, noon at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402.444.4800
Mortgages for New Home Buyers: Tailored to first-time home buyers, this session will discuss possible benefits and incentives available, and help you learn about mortgages. Presented by First National Bank.
Tuesday, April 21, 6 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library
Make your own money-saver box: Build and decorate your own wooden money-saving box. Use it to store and save your money you earn from chores, allowance and other places. Registration strongly encouraged. Limited to children ages 7-11. All supplies provided.
Thursday, April 23, 4:15 p.m. at Saddlebrook Branch, 14850 Laurel Ave., 402.884.7473
Couponing for Savings and Meal Planning: Beginners and experienced coupon users alike will learn all about coupons and finding the best deals. Topics will include how to shop for free using coupons, getting organized for maximizing savings at the grocery store (a step-by-step guide to planning your shopping trip with coupons), figuring out the drugstore game and scoring lots of freebies (detailed how-to guides), coupon anatomy and common abbreviations, stacking coupons, price matching and double coupon events, and where to find the best coupons.
Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m. at South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., 402.444.4850
Freebie Couponing: Learn how to easily find free food, gift cards, new products, clothes, electronics, books, toys, and much more! Learn about “free offers” to avoid.
Tuesday, April 28, 5:30 p.m. at South Omaha Library
Money Smart Nebraska Week is coordinated by the Nebraska Financial Education Coalition, a non-profit coalition created to help Nebraskans of all ages improve their levels of financial literacy. For more information about Money Smart Nebraska Week, visit moneysmartnebraska.org.
Visit omahalibrary.org for more information about these and additional programs offered at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.