The Omaha Public Library and other area organizations are teaming up April 20-27 to present Money Smart Week in Nebraska. Free classes and events will be offered to help consumers learn to manage their personal finances.
All programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Preregister at omahalibrary.org or by calling the branch where you wish to attend.
» Maintaining Your Credit Records: Learn how to maintain credit records, including credit file management and personal financial records. 1 p.m. April 20 at Charles B. Washington Library, 2868 Ames Ave.; 402-444-4849.
» Life Insurance: Review types of life insurance and benefits, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. 2 p.m. April 20 at Saddlebrook Library, 14850 Laurel Ave., 402-884-7473; and 1 p.m. April 27 at Elkhorn Library, 2100 Reading Plaza, 402-289-4367.
» Retirement Income Planning and Social Security Strategies: 2 p.m. April 23 at Sorensen Library, 4808 Cass St., 402-444-5274.
» Estate Planning: Learn more about wills and trusts, powers of attorney and living wills. 6 p.m. April 23 at Swanson Library, 9101 West Dodge Road, 402-444-4852.
» Paying for Long-Term Care: Learn strategies for obtaining coverage for the high cost of care in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and in-home care services. 6:30 p.m. April 23 at Saddlebrook Library.
» Credit Scores: Learn what a credit score is, what it means, what affects your credit score, why it is important, how to get and review your credit report and score, and how to correct misinformation. 3 p.m. April 24 at Florence Library, 2920 Bondesson St., 402-444-5299; and 6:30 p.m. April 25 at Millard Library, 13214 Westwood Lane, 402-444-4848.
» Social Security: Learn about when to take and how to maximize Social Security, as well as dependent and survivor benefits. 6 p.m. April 24 at Swanson Library; and 10:30 a.m. April 27 at Elkhorn Library.
» Coupons 101: Learn how coupons can save you money, common coupon myths and where to find the best coupons. Noon April 25 at W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402-444-4800; and 5:30 p.m. April 25 at South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., 402-444-4850.
» Tips & Tools for Saving Energy: Learn how to improve the efficiency of your home, from simple, low-cost tips to product solutions. 5:30 p.m. April 25 at Abrahams Library, 5111 N. 90th St., 402-444-6284.
» Money Smart Storytime: A guest will read a story to children. Offered at 11 a.m. April 26 at Abrahams Library.
Money Smart Nebraska Week is coordinated by the Nebraska Financial Education Coalition, a nonprofit created to help Nebraskans of all ages improve their levels of financial literacy. For more information about Money Smart Nebraska Week, go to moneysmartnebraska.org.