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Need A Grant: Advice and Resources for the Individual Grantseeker

Judith Margolin, former executive with the Foundation Center in New York City will present: "Need A Grant: Advice and Resources for the Individual Grant-seeker." The session will address types of support (education, business, special projects), budgeting, financial aid for education, how to apply for funds as an individual and a demo of Grants to Individuals Online, a resource available at the library.

A light lunch will be provided, stay for networking.
Registration: contact 860-347-2520 to register
Saturday, April 5th, 10:00-12:30

Hubbard Room

Using Excel to Manage Your Home Budget

Using Excel to Manage Your Home Budget. Stay after our first event and learn how to design a spreadsheet to manage your home expenses. Laptops will be provided, this is hands on instruction.  Knowledge of mouse, keyboard and Microsoft Office is required. 

Sign up is not required.
Saturday, April 5th, 1:30-3:30 PM
Hubbard Room

Using Excel to Manage Your Investments

This hands on two-hour workshop will focus on using Excel to arrange information on all of your important investment information in one location.  Listings can include stocks, bonds, broker information, account numbers, dates, etc.  Formulas will be explored to calculate interest, loans, and annuities. Knowledge of mouse, keyboard and Microsoft Office is required. 

Sign up is not required.
Monday, April 7th, 1:00-3:00 PM
Hubbard Room

Sorting the Facts from the Myths of Reverse Mortages 

Join Joseph Ferraro, a Reverse Mortgage Advisor and Home Equity Retirement Specialist and learn if a reverse mortgage is right for you. There will be no pressure sales, just the facts! The library works with the New England Consulting Group of Guilford to find quality speakers on financial topics.

Refreshments served.
Registration: contact 860-347-2520 to register
Tuesday, April 8th, 10:00-11:30 AM
Hubbard Room

Long Term Care Insurance, Is it for You?

A representative of the Connecticut Partnership for Long Term Care will provide an overview on long term care insurance, what is it, who needs it, costs, what is covered, everything that you need. No pressure, simply information. 

Refreshments served.
Registration: contact 860-347-2520 to register
Tuesday, April 8th, 6:30-8:00 PM
Hubbard Room

Life Planning for your Peace of Mind

Presented by Marc Sandler of Senior Organizational Services, LLC. Not just for seniors, Mr. Sandler explain what it means to develop a "life plan," a unique set of documents and organizational steps that serves as a roadmap for your through all of the pivotal decisions that you will make in your lifetime. These can be financial, medical, housing or legal issues. With a solid plan in place the ups and downs of life can become easier to manage.

Refreshments served.
Registration: contact 860-347-2520 to register
Wednesday, April 9th, 6:30-8:00 PM
Hubbard Room

Avoiding Scams and Managing Debt

Each Thursday the Russell Library holds a Job Seekers Support Group, with a time for networking and a speaker. As this is Money Smart Week the theme for the group will relate to money or financial management. Michael Buchas from the Connecticut Department of Banking will be speaking to the group, his topic is Avoiding Scams and Managing Debt.

Sign up is not required.
Thursday, April 10th 10:00- 11:00 AM
Hubbard Room

Credit Reports & Credit Scores

Sandra Gressak from Money Management International (MMI) helps you to understand what a credit score is, how to track them and how to obtain free credit reports

Registration: contact 860-347-2520 to register
Thursday, April 10th, 6:30-7:45pm
Hubard Room  
 

Overview of Grants Databases at the Russell Library

Use a laptop or just observe as the various grants resources available at the Russell Library are discussed.  This will be a relaxed session, some instruction and a chance to work on your own needs.

No sign up necessary.
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12 Noon,
Friday, April 11th, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon OR 3:00-5:00 PM
Hubbard Room

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