Learn how to save money, plan for retirement and more during Money Smart Week at Mentor Public Library.

Learn how to save money, plan for retirement and more during Money Smart Week at Mentor Public Library.

Make sense of your cents during Money Smart Week at Mentor Public Library.

The library will host a series of programs designed to help people with saving money, as well as their retirement and estate planning, from April 1 through 9 at our Main Branch.

The programs include:

  • Retirement Basics at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 1. If you’re working, then you’re old enough to think about retirement. Join Gary Caluducan of The Western & Southern Life Insurance Company to learn the basics for retirement.
  • Money Smarts for Kids at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 1. Kids from four to eight years old can visit the Money Smart Store, where they will have to budget their money to buy a bank and supplies to decorate it.
  • Cut the Cord: Get Rid of Cable and Save at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. Joe “The Coupon Guy” Daugirdas will guide all through a tour of video-streaming devices like Roku and Google Chromecast and services like Hulu and Netflix. Most importantly, he’ll demonstrate how to save money by cutting cable and its costs. (Don’t forget that the library offers two fantastic streaming services, Hoopla and Kanopy, that you can use for free with your library card.)
  • Basic Estate Planning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. Attorney Pamela Kurt will explain essential estate-planning documents such as wills, power of attorney, health care power of attorney and living wills. Kurt is the owner of Kurt Law with offices in Geauga County, Lake County and Ashtabula County.
  • Identity Theft at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9. Deb Casper of Dollar Bank will explain different ways to protect yourself from Identity Theft.

All of our Money Smart Week programs are free and open to the public—which, of course, makes them very money smart. However, we do ask that you register for them beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811.

By the way, we have hundreds of books and documentaries about money and finances that you can borrow for free, which is very Money Smart.