The Omaha Public Library and other area organizations are teaming up Nov. 5-17 to present Money Smart Week in Nebraska. Free classes and events will be offered to help consumers learn to manage their finances.
All programs are open to the public, but space is limited. Register online at omahalibrary.org, or by calling the branch you wish to attend.
» Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m. Retirement Series: Planning for Young Professionals at Abrahams Library, 5111 N. 90th St. Steps young professionals should take to jump-start their retirement planning.
» Nov. 6, 5 p.m. Super Couponing at Abrahams Library. Learn how to save big on everyday purchases.
» Nov. 7, 1 p.m. Budget for Baby at South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St.
» Nov. 7, 4 p.m. How to Manage Your Own Credit File at Charles B. Washington Library, 2868 Ames Ave. Learn how to read a credit report and what your score means.
» Nov. 7, 6 p.m. Social Security and You at Swanson Library, 9101 West Dodge Road. Managing social security options.
» Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. Tracking Your Finances with Mint.com at Charles B. Washington Library. Learn the basics of working with this free online financial tool.
» Nov. 8, 3 p.m. Path to Financial Freedom at Millard Library, 13214 Westwood Lane. Learn how to find your way into financial well-being.
» Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m. Retirement Series: Estate Planning at Abrahams Library. Learn about the planning necessary to avoid unnecessary expense.
» Nov. 10, 10 a.m. Extreme Couponing at South Omaha Library. Learn about money-saving couponing basics such as types of coupons, the anatomy of a coupon, coupon stacking and where to find coupons.
» Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m. Small Business Nebraska at Charles B. Washington Library. Funding, general preparation and questions about starting a business.
» Nov. 13, 6 p.m. Your Credit Report and You at Elkhorn Library, 2100 Reading Plaza. Learn how to read and repair your credit report and how to set up a budget.
» Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. Identity Theft at Benson Library, 6015 Binney St. Learn how to protect yourself and your credit.
» Nov. 15, 1 p.m. Making Income Last in Retirement at Saddlebrook Library, 14850 Laurel Ave. Address questions about retirement savings, consider risks when evaluating your options, and plan for lifestyle changes and medical costs.
» Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. Paying for Long-Term Care at Swanson Library. Learn several strategies for obtaining coverage for the high cost of care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and in-home care services.
» Nov. 17, 1:30 p.m. Improving Your Financial IQ at Benson Library. Learn what goes into good personal financial management.
Money Smart Nebraska Week is coordinated by the Nebraska Financial Education Coalition, a nonprofit created to improve Nebraskans’ levels of financial literacy.