Well… actually... more accurately:
You can learn skills at our libraries that will help you become financially independent and comfortable in life--and yes, maybe even rich someday. Scroll on for info!
Event happening this week:
What Teens Need to Know About Money
Financial advisors from Abacus Wealth Partners, LLC. will answer all your questions about MONEY! They will help you figure out how many hours of work will it take to make your financial dreams become a reality! This event is recommended for ages 14 to 21. (Thursday, 11/29, 3:30-5, Sebastopol Regional Library)
This meeting will cover:
How to fill out paperwork at a new job and how to interpret your paycheck.
How to establish good credit.
Borrowing and saving money - how many hours of working does it take to buy that fabulous pair of boots or car? We will also cover investing basics such as some apps you can use to save $.
We will also have live Q and A - bring your questions!
The Abacus team of advisors for this workshop has expanded to five, including our two new young advisors in their 20s. We will have pizza at the end and we’ll stick around to answer any questions!
Follow this link to save your spot!
Can’t make it this Thursday? That’s ok, we’ve got books & eResources to help you on your way!
Use your Sonoma County Library card to access resources online:
ValueLine - ValueLine puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, ValueLine gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.
Consult Consumer Reports when making purchases… go to: www.sonomalibrary.org, hover over ‘research’, click on ‘databases’, scroll down to Consumer Reports.
Check out related movies on our new FREE streaming film service, Kanopy:
Financial Fitness: Identity Theft, Protecting your Identity - “This comprehensive program for young adults provides all the information necessary for protecting yourself from identity theft. The well-aimed message includes a step by step explanation of the problem, the possible defenses, and important solutions for keeping your personal identity protected.”
Entrepreneurship: Be Your Own Boss - It is said that entrepreneurs are ordinary people who achieve extraordinary things. How do entrepreneurs succeed in following their dreams, while making them profitable? Discover the struggles and successes of four different business owners in Entrepreneurship: Be Your Own Boss. Featuring interviews of a baker, videographer, children's clothing designer, and president of a charitable running event company, the entrepreneurs share their experiences running their own businesses. Topics include: * Motivation * Challenges and Risks * Strengths, Skills, and Training * Time Management * Communication and Teamwork * Support Systems * Rewards * Advice for Others
Life Skills Series: Independent Living for Young Adults - Now that you've decided it's time to be living independently, there are several important life-skills that you'll need for success. Not surprising leaving the cushiness of home can lead to a downward spiral in ones lifestyle. It therefore becomes critical to learn how to balance what comes in against what goes out. It's not easy! Student debt along with housing, clothing, food, insurance, automobile, savings and entertainment all combine to put a serious strain on an income. But, if you can't manage your money you can't manage your life and that makes it very difficult for succeeding on your own. It's not easy!
Teens & Money: real life teens - This program discusses Money and Teens. Teens often have trouble making mature decisions about money. Often, when teens earn money they will spend it without thinking, and can know little about money management. But more often than ever, teens need to learn how to be responsible with money and the complex world of consumer finance they are about to enter.
The Reality of Money - For all of its abstractness, money is a powerfully real phenomenon. Delve into the intricate events that unfold as money, goods, and services are exchanged in the economy. Examine how the ideas of John Maynard Keynes and the results of modern psychological research challenge the two primary assumptions of classical economic theory.
Money, Power, and Wall Street - Hour One begins with the epic story of the rise of modern finance. A revolution in banking begins at a luxury hotel in Boca Raton, FL, where a rowdy team from J. P. Morgan invents a new marketplace for trading risk. Correspondent Martin Smith (College, Inc., The Madoff Affair) interviews leading bankers, officials and journalists to explain how financial engineering on Wall Street brought the global economy to its knees--and the reverberations are still being felt along Main Street. Then, in Hour Two, FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (Inside the Meldown, The Warning) investigates how the country's leaders failed to prevent an oncoming crisis and ended up initiating the largest government bailout in history. Told by participants from Washington and Wall Street, the story includes inside accounts from the campaign of presidential candidate Barack Obama. By the time of his election Obama is thoroughly up to speed on the disaster, but the question remains--what can he do once he takes office?
Check out books:
Looking for more? Drop by your favorite branch of the Sonoma County Library and ask a Young Adult Librarian for help finding the resources you need. We are here for you!
Created by Rosalie C. Abbott, MLIS, Sebastopol Regional Library