It’s tax season, the one time each year that everyone has to collect all of their income information together in order to find out whether they owe or receive money after filing with the IRS.
That task, and money management in general, can seem difficult, but there are many resources being offered at Patchogue-Medford Library for free that can help you learn how to make better choices when choosing ways to use your cash.
The library will be offering several workshops for patrons of all ages, along with with one-on-one counseling sessions for adults, that will teach both how to handle money on a day-to-day basis as well as how to make long-term investments that can pay off down the road. There are also going to be educational materials available both in-print at the library as well as online that are available for patrons to access at any time.
Activities for children and teens will include learning how to save, spend and share money, while adults can meet directly with unbiased professionals that can help connect them with the information needed for their own financial goals.
These workshops are being made possible through a grant provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation as part of a partnership with the American Library Association. This is the second year Patchogue-Medford Library has been involved with the program.
To get started, here are several collections of resources that Patchogue-Medford Library has developed that anyone can review. Click here to see guides that include how to make major purchases such buying a car, how to make a budget as well as a list of books at the library about money management. Click here to get tips and tricks on saving cash as well as the history of money. Financial literacy guides available through Patchogue-Medford Library’s website can also be found by clicking here, which collect together the articles written by library staff.
All of the upcoming workshops can be viewed by clicking this link, which are taking place throughout April and May.