Calvert Library to host Money Smart Week classes

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. - Calvert Library Prince Frederick is teaming up with multiple partners to bring a wide range of financial classes to the community during Money Smart Week in April.  The first class is co-sponsored by Calvert County Family Network and Southern MD Tri-County Community Action Committee, Inc. and will be held on Friday, April 20 at 2 p.m.  Attendees will learn the basics of setting financial goals and budgeting. HIPPY/Healthy Families is providing childcare in the room next to the class for this basic course on April 20 and registration is required through the library.

The following week, there will be 7 p.m. courses on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  On Tuesday, April 24, the workshop will be Maximizing Your Credit Score taught by Dessie Herbert with Fitzgerald Financial.  Wednesday, April 25, volunteers from the BetterInvesting Maryland Chapter will teach attendees the need-to-know vocabulary relating to stocks and mutual funds.  They will also talk about the things to consider before you start investing.  On Thursday, April 26, Edward Jones Financial Advisor Lee Ritter and a successful DIY investor will talk about the pros and cons of DIY versus broker-supported investing.  Money Smart Week finishes up on Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. with a First-Time Home Buying Workshop led by Home Towne Realtors Mike and Tina Benton.  Mortgage broker Billy Patriarca will also be available to answer questions.

Calvert Library regularly offers free classes like these to help our community.  Another closely related upcoming class will be held on reverse mortgages on Thursday, May 24 at 6pm at Calvert Library Prince Frederick and co-sponsored by Calvert NAACP.  For those entrepreneurs and particularly those interested in government contracting, you might have missed the business plan training, but don’t miss the Small Business Resources Workshop on May 7 at 9:30 a.m., co-sponsored by Calvert County Minority Business Alliance and Calvert Library in celebration of Business Appreciation Week.  If you can’t attend our classes, you can always chat with a librarian who will help connect you to useful resources like the Small Business Development Center and Economic Development staff.

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