Saturday, April 02, 2011

Money Smart Week at the Library

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has declared April 2 - 9 to be Money Smart Week and the library has chosen to take part in this by offering two informative programs. On Tuesday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m,. Dr. Irving Birnbaum, Phillip J. Moratti and Jeffrey R. Stone, all of MetLife’s Premier Wealth Group, will present on Financial Planning for Your Dependent With Special Needs.  This workshop will address such critical issues as protecting government benefit eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), creating special needs trusts, and the importance of a will. Next, on Thursday, April 7, at 7:00 p.m. Scott Goldman, president of Planning Dynamics Inc. will discuss Mistakes People Make With Their IRAs.  You'll learn how to avoid and correct common IRA mistakes, reduce your tax liability, and maximize the benefits from your retirement accounts in this workshop. Both programs are free and open to everybody.