Money management classes

The Orcas Island Library is hosting a series of money management classes from April 21 to 30. All classes are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m, DIY Wills and Estate Planning:  Small and simple estates may be able to take advantage of online resources for low-cost estate planning. Learn what information you need to gather; how to use the online interview; and when you might need the help of a professional.

Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Investing 101: Do you understand the basics of budgeting, saving and investing? Unfortunately, surveys have shown that most people do not, so you are not alone!  Learn the basics of how to start your retirement planning.

Thursday, April 25, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Cyber Theft:  Daily we hear a new security breach into account information store at banks, retail stores, online businesses and most recently medical insurance records at Regence Blue Shield.  The library’s own resident techie Tony Ghazel will give you tips on how to protect yourself and your information.

Tuesday, April 28, 5:30 to 7 p.m.,  Money On My Mind: Why Beliefs About Money Make Us Do The Things We Do: Money stories and secrets – the ones we tell ourselves and the ones we tell others – may protect our feelings and influence our self-worth. Or they can get us into trouble with family, friends, employers, creditors. How we use our money is a reflection of our beliefs, values and attitudes about its importance to us.

Thursday, April 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Troubleshoot QuickBooks: Do you have questions about how to get more out of your QuickBooks? Memorize transactions, set up recurring monthly expenses, use accounts payable, figure out cash flow. Bring your problems and your tips for this popular group session.

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