The Omaha Public Library is teaming up with area organizations to offer free classes and events to help consumers learn to manage their finances for Money Smart Week in Nebraska.
All of the programs for the week, April 5-12, are open to the public, but space is limited. Find the programs and register at omahalibrary.org or by calling the branch where you wish to attend.
Among the programs:
>> BusinessDecision, a powerful web-based software service available through your local library. Use it to research consumer market data, demographic data and market segmentation data. April 5, 10 a.m., South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., 402-444-4850.
>> Money Smart Storytime: Play games, look for treasure and learn about money and counting through stories, songs and rhymes. April 6, 3 p.m., Abrahams Library, 5111 N. 90th St., 402-444-6284.
>> Personal Finance Essentials: Learn to make the most of your money with advice from financial education specialist Paula Schulz. April 7, noon, W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402-444-4800.
>> Frugal Fun With Kids: Nicole McDonald of Momsavesmoney.net will provide a list of free or low-cost activities for kids in the Omaha area and will demonstrate toys and crafts that you can make. Best suited for parents of children up to age 10. April 8, 6 p.m., Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson St., 402-444-5299.
>> Social Security Strategies: Joe Elsasser will share how to make the most of your Social Security decision and how to integrate it with your other retirement income sources. April 8, 6 p.m., Swanson Library, 9101 West Dodge Road, 402-444-4852.