Upcoming Programs

All event listed here are virtual. Many libraries record and post events on the library’s YouTube channel or webpage.

Financial Checkup for Retirees

You probably see your dentist and your doctor regularly. But how long has it been since you had a financial checkup? This class will show you how to do your own review, using checklists you can personalize to fit your situation. Knowing that your financial house is in order will give you peace of mind, and make life easier for you and others who may assist you when the time comes.

Tuesday, September 13 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Vernon Area Public Library
Register at https://calendar.vapld.info/

Understanding Fintech: Digital Wallets, P2P Money Transfer Apps, and Neobanks

Financial technology is changing the way we handle our money. It’s the wild, wild west. Each app has a different set of services, requirements, and fees. Regulations created for traditional banking services don’t necessarily apply. Learn how these tools work and what to look for before you transfer money with Cash App, Venmo or Zelle; make deposits with neobanks such as Chime, Sofi, and T-Mobile Money; or link bank accounts and credit cards to digital wallets like Google Pay and Apple Pay.

Thursday, Sept. 15 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Elk Grove Village Public Library
Register at https://egvpl.libnet.info/event/6910257

Tuesday, November 15 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Lake Forest Library
Register at https://www.lakeforestlibrary.org/event/understanding-fintech-digital-wallets-neobanks-more-virtual

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.

IN PERSON: Monday, October 3 from  7 to 8:30 pm
Indian Trails Public Library – Main Library
355 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling, IL 60090
Register at https://indiantrailslibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

Thursday, October 20 from 7 to 8:30 pm
Elk Grove Village Public Library
Register at https://egvpl.libnet.info/event/6910979

What Women Need to Know about Social Security Benefits

Women rely more on Social Security for their income during retirement than men do. That means that maximizing your Social Security benefit is critical. Learn which claiming strategies are recommended, and which decisions could cost you. See how divorce, remarriage, and widowhood affect your benefits. We’ll also cover special rules about continuing to work while receiving benefits and how a government pension could reduce your Social Security check.

Thursday, November 21 from 7 to 8:30
Elk Grove Village Public Library
Register at https://egvpl.libnet.info/event/6911147

10 Steps to a Smarter Tax Return

Instead of just “doing” your taxes, take steps to manage your tax bill now and in the future. Learn to make smart choices about when and how you save for retirement or college, use employer benefits, pay taxes on your investments, manage the tax hit of being a widow or widower, or take advantage of lower income years at the beginning or end of your career.

Monday, December 12 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Schaumburg Township Public Library
As of Sept. 9, registration is not yet open. Register at https://www.schaumburglibrary.org/events

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