Money Smart Week at Peterborough Town Library

Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:13AM

People’s United Bank, The River Center and the Peterborough Town Library are excited to announce their collaboration for this April’s Money Smart Week which will run from April 22 – 29. Money Smart Week is a national initiative in its seventh year between the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming for people at all stages of life.

The collaboration includes the following programs which are open to the public:

Pay Yourself First

Monday, April 24 - 6:30 p.m. at the Peterborough Town Library.

Are you paying yourself first? It is a money habit that can boost wealth but sometimes it feels easier said than done.

Adam Hamilton of People’s United Bank will discuss how to define your goals and create a simple plan to meet them. He will take you through the steps you need to identify the right saving goals and investment options that will help you save whether it is for retirement or for those large goals we all have such as a child’s college tuition, a car or home purchase, or a vacation.

Money Smart for Older Adults: Prevent Financial Exploitation

Wednesday, April 26 - 3 p.m. at the Peterborough Town Library

Financial exploitation has been called “the crime of the 21st century” with one study suggesting that older Americans lost at least $2.9 billion to financial exploitation by a broad spectrum of perpetrators in 2010. Awareness and prevention is the first step. Planning ahead for financial wellbeing and the possibility of diminished financial capacity is critical. Join Adam Hamilton as he walks us through the steps to better protect ourselves and our loved ones from common frauds, scams and other types of elder financial exploitation.

Piggy Banks and Shredded Money! Big Kid Storytime Explores Money: How to Make and Save It!

Friday, April 28 – 4 p.m. at the Peterborough Town Library

Reading a variety of books like Bunny Money, Lemonade in Winter and The Little Red Hen, we’ll talk about different ways of making money and saving money. Piggy banks will be distributed and attendees will get up close and personal with a bag of shredded money from the U.S. Treasury – $10,000.00 in a bag!