Money Sense
In 2011, Washington-Centerville Public Library was one of only 20 recipients nationwide to be selected for a Smart investing @ your library® grant, a program that addresses the growing need for unbiased financial and investor education at the grassroots level.

Washington-Centerville Public Library is using the $30,000 grant, funded by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation as part of the Smart investing@your library® program, to promote and deliver "Money Sense", a series of financial education programs. The Library has collaborated with Hithergreen Center to present the series and will work with a number of partners to provide programs geared toward helping adults, age 50+, gain knowledge that can inform their financial decision making.

The public programs are free of charge and focus on topics such as:
  • Social Security basics and updates
  • Investing for seniors
  • Long Term Care
  • Estate Planning
  • Managing Your Money
Money Sense Workshops

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See What Attendees Are Saying About Our Money Sense Workshops:

"This series is good for the community!"

"This is a great service for residents."

"I always enjoy the library programs."

"Thanks for the well-organized handouts and well-informed speakers"

"We are very lucky to have this library in Centerville. It is outstanding."

"Everyone should vote for the levy."

Great program!

Tonight was wonderful!

This session was nicely presented and touched on a good variety of topics. The presenters came across as experts.

I liked it. It was great!

Great class. I was grateful to be able to go to this.

I love the library!

Very open - encouraged questions and answered them thoroughly. Very informative and honest - appreciated the "loophole" info regarding the Roth 401.