Martin County Library System Press Releases

April 12, 2013

Kids and teens learn how to be money smart April 20-27

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For immediate release:  April 12, 2013
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205

In celebration of Money Smart Week® the Martin County Library System is hosting eight special events at all six libraries geared toward educating children and teens on topics ranging from resumes and job interviews to managing a budget and understanding debit cards. These special events are as follows:

Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart

  • Wednesday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m., Kids Get Money Smart – Wannado City is the inspiration for these real-life lessons. Kids learn the basic principles of money, saving and banking with a pretend job, bank and real estate. Free giveaways and a craft! Registration is required by calling 772-221-1407. Limit 20 participants.

Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SW Adams Ave., Indiantown

  • Tuesday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m., Kids Get Money Smart Children in grades K–5 learn the basic principles of managing money, saving and banking by making choices pertaining to needs and wants. They will choose a pretend job, house and car. Free giveaways and a craft!
  • Wednesday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m., Teens Get Money Smart Students in grades 5–12 will get the preparation they need to face their own financial futures. Runa Saunders, Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager of Harbor Community Bank, will teach the practical aspects of banking including how to write checks, opening and managing checking and savings accounts and understanding debit cards.

Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound

  • Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m., TD Bank Presents: The WOW!Zone (Kids) – April Stiller, a TD Bank instructor, will educate children in grades 3–7 in the basic principles of money, saving and banking using their WOW!Zone program. Free giveaways and a craft! Registration is required by calling 772-546-2257. Limit 60 participants.

Hoke Library, 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach

  • Friday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m., Kids Get Money Smart Wannado City is the inspiration for these real-life lessons. Kids learn the basic principles of money, saving and banking with a pretend job, bank and real estate. Free giveaways and a craft! Registration is required by calling 772-463-2870. Limit 20 participants

Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City

  • Saturday, April 20 at 11:00 a.m., TD Bank Presents: The WOW!Zone (Kids) – April Stiller, a TD Bank instructor, will educate children in grades 3–7 in the basic principles of money, saving and banking using their WOW!Zone program. Free giveaways and a craft! Registration is required by calling 772-288-2551. Limit 60 participants.
  • Friday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m., Money Smart Week for Teens! – Students in grades 8–12 will get the preparation they need to face their own financial futures. April Stiller, a TD Bank instructor, will teach the practical aspects of banking including opening and managing a checking account, planning a budget for work or college and understanding ATM cards and lines of credit. Refreshments will be served.

Robert Morgade Library, 5851 SE Community Dr., Stuart

  • Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m., Teens Get Money Smart Looking to earn extra money at an after school job, but not sure how to begin? Career Coach, Jodi Hessing, will present an informative workshop on resumes, professional appearance and interviewing. Also learn more about Workforce Solutions’ Youth Connections program. Registration is required by calling 772-463-3245. Limit 40 participants.

For more information on Money Smart Week events, call 772-221-1403 or visit the website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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April 10, 2013

Local attorney explains estate planning during Money Smart Week April 25 at Blake Library

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For immediate release:  April 10, 2013
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205  

 

Join local attorney Robert A. Shaffer for Fundamental Estate Planning and Preparing for the Worst Case Scenario at the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, on Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. In this one-hour discussion, Shaffer will present a problem-solving approach to estate planning. A part of Money Smart Week, the event is free and open to the public.

Shaffer’s presentation will also provide tips on how to assess your family situation, the essential documents of estate planning and the steps that can be taken ahead of time, such as dealing with bank accounts and retirement benefits. 

A graduate of St. Thomas University with his J.D., Shaffer currently practices at Jordan Fields, P.A. in Stuart.

For more information, pick up a Library Connection detailing all of the Money Smart Week events, call 772-221-1403 or visit the website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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April 9, 2013

Two-part investing series to be presented April 23 and 25 during Money Smart Week

For immediate release:  April 9, 2013
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205

 

Join Peter W. Weiler, CFP®, of Strategic Retirement Group, as he presents the two-part series “Frozen in the Headlines” at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City, on Tuesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 25 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. He will discuss how investors don’t plan to fail, but often fail to plan; how emotional investing and knee-jerk reactions to short-term events can be hazardous to your wealth; and how a well-thought-out plan can help you weather market cycles. A part of Money Smart Week, both events are free and open to the public.

Also covered in detail are:

  • What the market has really returned over the past two years
  • Why headlines drive investor behavior
  • How to learn from past mistakes and missed opportunities
  • How to take advantage of the low interest rate environment
  • How history can help us overcome our fears
  • How the U.S. is different than Europe and Japan
  • The opportunities in developing economies
  • How to make money in a flat U.S. stock market
  • Opportunities for growth other than the stock market
  • When interest rates rise and the effect on your portfolio

Peter W. Weiler, CFP®, founder and President of Strategic Retirement Group, has been helping Treasure Coast residents with their financial needs for over 20 years. Strategic Retirement Group can be reached at 515 SW Camden Avenue, Stuart, FL, 34994 or (772) 781-4700. Securities and Advisory Services are offered through Commonwealth Financial Network; Member FINRA/SIPC; a Registered Investment Adviser.

For more information, pick up a Library Connection detailing all of the Money Smart Week events, call 772-221-1403, or visit the website at www.library.martin.fl.us

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April 3, 2013

Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office April 18

For immediate release:  April 3, 2013             
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205   
     
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. Join the Martin County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library as they educate residents on the extent of this problem. The event is free and open to the public.

A part of Money Smart Week, this free event will focus on how identity theft is committed, steps or measures that can minimize the chance of becoming a victim and what to do if your identity has been stolen. The Blake Library is located at 2351 S.E. Monterey Road in Stuart.

To learn more about the Martin County Library System, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library, call 772-221-1403, or visit the website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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March 27, 2013

Money on your mind? Visit Martin County libraries during Money Smart Week® for special events April 20-27

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For immediate release:  March 27, 2013
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert,  Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205

(STUART, FL)The Martin County Library System joins libraries and organizations nationwide in celebrating Money Smart Week® April 20-27. Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign to promote financial literacy across all age groups. Launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the program is now active in more than 45 states through national partnerships with the American Library Association (ALA), the Financial Planning Association, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Cooperative Extension.

Money Smart Week partnered with the ALA in 2010 to launch Money Smart Week @ your library nationally. Throughout Money Smart Week’s ten year history, libraries have been instrumental in facilitating and hosting quality events and the Martin County Library System is no exception!  From budgeting to identity theft to saving for college and retirement, MCLS presents 16 Money Smart Week events for children, teens and adults. Events are coordinated and hosted by partnering organizations including local banks, universities, government agencies and community groups. Free shredding services will also be provided by All Points Mobile Shredding. Secure bins will be available to drop off documents at all six library branches from April 20-26.

The Martin County Library System’s special events will begin April 18 as follows:

  • Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart
    • Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m., Identity Theft by The Martin County Sherriff’s Office
    • Wednesday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m., Kids Get Money Smart  
    • Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m., Fundamental Estate Planning and Preparing for the Worst Case Scenario by Attorney Robert A. Shaffer
  • Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 SW Matheson Ave., Palm City
    • Saturday, April 20 at 11:00 a.m., TD Bank Presents: The WOW!Zone (Kids)
    • Tuesday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m., Frozen in the Headlines – Part 1  by Peter W. Weiler, CFP®
    • Thursday, April 25 at 1:30 p.m., Frozen in the Headlines – Part 2 by Peter W. Weiler, CFP®
    • Friday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m., Money Smart Week for Teens!
  • Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 SW Adams Ave., Indiantown
    • Tuesday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m., Kids Get Money Smart
    • Wednesday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m., Teens Get Money Smart
  • Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound
    • Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m., How to Start a Small Business by SCORE mentor John Hosler
    • Wednesday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m., Seacoast Bank Presents: Seminar on Computer Security
    • Saturday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m., TD Bank Presents: The WOW!Zone (Kids)
  • Hoke Library; 1150 NW Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach
    • Tuesday, April 23 at 11:00 a.m., You Are Your Best Asset – Invest in Yourself by Rick Schneider of Workforce Solutions
    • Friday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m., Kids Get Money Smart
  • Robert Morgade Library, 5851 SE Community Dr., Stuart
    • Monday, April 22 at 4:00 p.m., Budgeting: Get Organized by Chris Kilbride
    • Wednesday, April 24 at 12:15 p.m., Understanding Your Credit and Your Rights by SCORE mentor John Hosler
    • Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m., Teens Get Money Smart

For more information, pick up a Library Connection at any branch detailing all of the Money Smart Week events, call 772-221-1403, or visit the website at www.library.martin.fl.us.

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