Struggling with money management? Here’s how to get some help

SPOKANE, Wash. — April is Financial Literacy Month, and the Spokane County Library District has virtual events and online resources all month long to help you manage your hard-earned money.

Part of the month-long event is Money Smart Week which runs from April 10-17. The financial awareness week was started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and is a national event. This year, everything is virtual, and there are opportunities for you to get involved here in Spokane thanks to local resources at the library.

This year, the topics include:

  • Understanding the Basics of Federal Financial Aid
  • Tax-Related Fraud and Identity Theft
  • Managing Personal Finances during COVID-19
  • Housing Protections and Resources

You can sign up online for the free, 15 minute events here.

If you have kids at home, there are also events for them. It’s never too early to start learning how to manage money, so the library is sponsoring a Piggy Bank Painting Program where children can decorate a piggy bank and learn about saving versus spending. If you sign up in time, the library will have curbside pick-up of piggy bank supplies you can pick up on Saturday. More information about that event can be found here.

The library has events and online resources the community can check out all month long during Financial Literacy Month to equip people with valuable information on how to spend wisely and manage money in a responsible way.

Check out this blog post from the library to see everything they’re sponsoring this month.