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Money Smart in April @ Your Library
Billings Public Library is pleased to present financial programming in correlation with Money Smart Week, which occurs April 18th-25th. Working with Rocky Mountain Bank, Western Security Bank, Billings Coupon Clippers, Yellowstone County MSU Extension office and the AARP, we will be offering programs for all ages throughout the month of April that focus on many different financial concepts.

11705392445_b269f61082_o.jpgDebt Prevention and 1st Time Homebuyer's Introduction
Tuesday, April 7th &Tuesday, April 14th
 3:30-5:00 PM in the Community Room

Interested in buying your first home? Want to learn more about debt prevention and money management? Don't know where to begin? We've got you covered. A senior personal banker and a mortgage loan officer with Rocky Mountain Bank will be here to assist you with any questions you may have, as well as walk you through what it takes to purchase your own home. We will be covering all topics at both sessions, so feel free to attend either session for these great resources.

Financial Fraud Protection
Friday, April 10th
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM in the Community Room

What are some of the methods that criminals are using to con people out of their hard-earned money? What scams are currently impacting Montanans? How can we protect ourselves and our loved ones from being victimized?
In this hour-long presentation you will learn about financial fraud in its many forms and how you can avoid falling victim to these schemes. There will be time at the end of the program for your questions. This program is for adults and older adults.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Thursday, April 16th
12:00-1:00 PM in the Community Room

Learn about eating healthy on a budget with Phyllis R. Hansen, an MSU Extension Agent. Learn tasty tips, sample some healthy foods, and participate in some hands on food preparation (time permitting). 

SAVING, One Coupon at a Time with Billings Coupon Clippers
Saving, One Coupon at a Time
Saturday, April 18th
2:00-3:00 PM in the Community Room

 Join us for a free one hour class to learn about using coupons in Billings. We will cover how to match coupons and sales, explain how to effectively use the BCC website, and provide a list of coupon apps to use.  We will also discuss sales cycles and how to "stock up" to save until the next sales cycle comes around.


Be a Money $mart Kid!

Wednesday, April 22nd
4:00 - 5:30 PM in the Community Room

Do you see things you want but have no idea how to save to get them? Have fun and learn how to save those pennies! All 3rd-6th graders are welcome!

54eb3e9918232_-_top-10-online-money-management-tools-mdn.jpgFinancial Foundations
Wednesday, April 22nd

4:00-5:00 PM in the Computer Lab

The Western Security Bank Education Center is an interactive online money management program that explains critical financial concepts in a series of eight short online modules. Developed by Western Security Bank, the program is self-paced, flexible to your schedule and even remembers your progress. Come learn more about this amazing website and allow a representative from Western Security Bank to help you navigate your way through the various modules. Registration is required. Please call Billings Public Library at 657-8258.