MakingCents is a program made possible through Smart investing@your library®, a partnership between the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. It offers a number of resources both print and online as well as seminars and programs to assist anyone seeking to understand smart investing practices and to help people find ways to make the most of their money.
MakingCents is a free program provided by select public libraries in Birmingham and Jefferson and Shelby counties. It provides unbiased information to help people of all ages, economic circumstances and cultural backgrounds make good financial decisions and plan for the future.
YOUR LIBRARY - helping you make smart financial decisions for day-to-day money matters and long term investing.
BOOKS - ONLINE RESOURCES - SEMINARS
Stephanie Yates, Dolores Hydock, and Andreas Rauterkus
Learn about Saving and Investing with Dr. Andreas Rauterkus When: Wed, January 8, 2014, 10am – 11am Where: Wylam Branch Library Description: Sponsored by BPL-Five Points West
Smart Shopping Using Coupons with Angela Treadaway When: Wed, January 8, 2014, 10:15am – 11:15am Where: Gardendale Senior Center Description: Sponsored by Gardendale Public Library
Dale Callahan - Financial Education for Seniors When: Wed, January 8, 2014, 10:30am – 11:30am Where: Five Points West Regional Library
Families & Finance - Dr. Stephanie Yates When: Thu, January 9, 2014, 10am – 11am Where: Gardendale Public Library Description: free child care during program
Holly Syx AL Inexpensively When: Sat, January 11, 2014, 10am – 11am Where: Harrison Regional Library
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft - Ruth Brock When: Tue, January 14, 2014, 10am – 11am Where: Brighton Senior Center Description: Sponsored by Bessemer Library
Ruth Brock - Identity Theft When: Tue, January 14, 2014, 12pm – 1pm Where: Homewood Senior Center Description: Sponsored by Homewood Public Library
Dr. Stephanie Yates When: Wed, January 15, 2014, 3:30pm – 4:30pm Where: First Light Shelter Description: Sponsored by BPL-Central
Money Talks! Stories about Cold Hard Cash When: Sun, January 19, 2014, 2pm – 3pm Where: Albert L. Scott Library - Alabaster Description: Storyteller Dolores Hydock Presents Money Talks! Stories About Cold Hard Cash
Identity Theft with Ruth Brock When: Tue, January 21, 2014, 10am – 11am Where: Albert L. Scott Library - Alabaster Library
A Penny Saved - Mr. Mac When: Thu, January 23, 2014, 3:30pm – 4:00pm Where: Avondale Public Library Description: Ben Franklin tells the story of The Whistle, the book he wrote for his grandson
Couponing 101- Heather Lebischak When: Thu, January 23, 2014, 6:00pm – 7:30pm Where: Gardendale Public Library
Ruth Brock - ABCs of Personal Finance When: Sat, January 25, 2014, 10am – 11am Where: Harrison Regional Library
ABCs of Personal Finance - Ruth Brock When: Tue, January 28, 2014, 6pm – 7pm Where: Gardendale Public Library