The deadline for filing your income taxes may be rapidly approaching but that is no reason to put your personal finances on the back burner until next April. If that little voice at the back of your mind is telling your that you need to finally get serious about planning for your financial future, you're in luck!
On April 29th, NYPL's Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) on Madison Avenue at 34th Street is holding a Financial Empowerment Day starting at 11 AM and lasting until 6 PM. Representatives from the AARP, FDIC, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Financial Planners Association of New York (FPA-NY), New York Women's Agenda, Office of Financial Empowerment, Office of the New York State Comptroller, Securities and Exchange Commission, Social Security Administration and Workshop in Business Opportunities will be on hand to answer any questions you may have in regard to their services.
In addition, certified financial planners sponsored by the FPA-NY will also offer free private counseling sessions throughout the day on a first-come basis and classes are scheduled on topics such as planning for your retirement, long-term care, investing and budgeting, mutual funds and ETFs and understanding your Social Security benefits. There will also be live demonstrations of the library's valuable and powerful electronic databases focusing on financial topics such as Bloomberg, Morningstar and Value Line. Remember, the books and resources of Financial Literacy Central at SIBL are available for consultation and checking out year round. In anticipation of Financial Empowerment Day, you may wish to check out these current titles on personal finance available from your branch library. These are just a small sample of all the titles available in the branch libraries. To find other titles on personal finance in the catalog, search the subject heading "finance, personal."
Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits 16th ed.
J.L. Matthews/Nolo, 2011.
A Random Walk Down Wall Street: the Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing
Burton G. Malkiel/W.W. Norton & Co., 2011.
Living in the Village: Build Your Financial Future and Build Your Community
Ryan C. Marck/St Martin's Griffin, 2011.
The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need
Andrew Tobias/Harcourt, 2005.
*2011 revised edition on order.
Earn It, Learn It: Teach Your Child the Value of Money, Work and Time Well Spent
Alisa T. Weinstein/Sourcebooks, 2011.
Creating Wealth: Retire in Ten Years Using Allen's Seven Principles
Robert G. Allen/Free Press, 2010.
Debt Free for Life: the Finish Rich Plan for Financial Freedom
David Bach/Crown Business, 2010.
Your Money Ratios: 8 Simple Tools for Financial Security
Charles Farrell/Avery, 2010.
The Real Cost of Living: Making the Best Choices for You, Your Life, and Your Money
Carmen Wong Ulrich/Perigee, 2011.
The Wall Street Journal Guide to the New Rules of Personal Finance: Essential Strategies for Saving, Investing and Building a Portfolio in a World Turned Upside Down
Dave Kansas/Harper Business, 2011.