Upcoming Programs

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all programs are currently being offered virtually. Most events will be recorded and posted on the library’s YouTube channel or webpage.

Taking Distributions from Retirement Plans

The SECURE Act changed some of the most basic rules about how we access the money in our retirement accounts, including the age at which we must start required minimum distributions and how distributions are calculated for our heirs. Then the coronavirus turned our world upside down, and the CARES Act made more changes for 2020. Learn what’s changed and what hasn’t, and what changes you should consider making as a result.

Watch a recording of this program with Vernon Area Public Library on their YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCPK10cn-tU. This link will be live until around Sept. 30.

Thursday, October 21 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Elk Grove Village Public Library
Register at https://egvpl.libnet.info/event/5470842

Friday, October22 from 12 to 1:15 pm
Chicago Public Library, Budlong Woods Branch
Please check the library website for registration info at https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/

I graduated with student loans. Now what?

This just-the-facts program will show you how to determine the types of loans you have and the rules that apply to each, including repayment options, advantages and disadvantages of consolidating, and getting back on track with a loan that is behind or in default. 

Thursday, Sept. 16 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Elk Grove Village Public Library
Register at https://egvpl.libnet.info/event/5470841

Monday, November 15 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Indian Trails Public Library
This event may be in-person or virtual, depending on the situation with COVID-19. Register at https://indiantrailslibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar. If this event is not yet posted on the calendar, check back closer to the date of the event.

Tuesday, Nov. 30 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Register by selecting the date and clicking the event at https://www.ahml.info/attend/events. IF the event has not yet been posted, check back closer to the date of the event.

Strategies for Claiming Social Security Benefits

Starting your Social Security benefits may be as simple as filling out a form. But there are many choices to make. Learn rules and strategies for singles and married couples, how other income can affect your Social Security benefits, and special options available to widows and widowers.

Friday, October 8 from 12 to 1:15 pm
Chicago Public Library, Manning Branch
Please check the library website for registration info at https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events

Investing Made Simple

Financial educator Karen Chan will make stocks, bonds and mutual funds crystal clear using the story of a young company called Freddie’s Finest Furniture. You’ll learn how to put that information into use as she explains index funds and target date retirement funds, and how they can simplify your investing decisions.

October 25 from 6:30 to 8 pm
Carol Stream Public Library
Registration opens Sept. 13. Register at https://carolstream.librarycalendar.com/events/investing-made-simple-online

Estate Planning: Expand Your Toolbox

Knowing your tools and learning how to use them makes any job easier. The same is true for estate planning. Along with wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, we will discuss titling of property, lifetime gifts, and how taxes apply to gifts and inheritances. We will also talk about living wills, healthcare power of attorney, and the new POLST advance directive that you can use to guide decisions about your medical care.

Thursday, November 18 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Elk Grove Village Public Library
Register at https://egvpl.libnet.info/event/5476790

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