Money Smart Week: March 30-April 6

February 28, 2019

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency
Monday, April 1, 7:00-8:30pm
You can’t read the news without seeing the hype about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Is this the first wave of the cashless future or just another fad? One thing is for sure, there’s a lot of money riding on its success. Michael Gershbein of Very Smart People will tell you what you need to know. Register now.

Money Smart Jewelry Art
Tuesday, April 2, 3:45-4:45pm
Grades K-6
Create your own bracelet or necklace for yourself or someone you know. Attendees will have $15 in “library bucks” to buy beads and cord, so spend wisely! Register now.

Chicago Zoological Society: Volunteer & Scholarship Opportunities
Tuesday, April 2, 6:30-7:30pm
Help make a difference! A staff member from the Brookfield Zoo will discuss the King Conservation Science Scholars Program where teens can learn about animals, conservation, potential scholarships and more. Register now.

Tax-Advantaged Investments and Their Features
Wednesday, April 3, 7:00-8:30pm
Learn about tax-free investment returns, versus taxable investment returns, three ways to purchase municipal bonds and how tax-free investing can help you achieve your goals. Presented by Edward Jones. Register now.

Illinois State Treasurer: Do We HaveYour Money?
Thursday, April 4, 3:00-7:00pm
I-Cash is the state fund for lost and abandoned assets. It includes an unclaimed property fund of over $2 billion that belong to Illinois residents and businesses. Check to see if your name is on the list—it only takes a few minutes. Drop-in.

Essentials of Estate Planning
Thursday, April 4, 7:00-8:30pm
Learn about the estate planning process from beginning to end including the most common planning techniques and the documents used in the process. We will also cover the difference between a will and a trust, and at the end of this class, attendees will have a thorough understanding of what steps to take to protect their spouse and heirs. Register now.

College: Getting There from Here
Friday, April 5, 6:00-6:30pm
Whether your children or grandchildren are learning to crawl or drive, you can help make college education a reality. We’ll discuss questions to consider as you establish a college savings goal, strategies to help achieve the goal and the features and benefits of a 529 education savings plan. Presented by Stephen Langworthy of Edward Jones Investments. Registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome.