Money Smart Week - April 20-27, 2013

Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks

While the memory of Tax Day is fresh, now may be the time to get a handle on personal-finance decisions

Check Out These Money Smart Books

TRL libraries host free “Money Smart Week” workshops

Timberland Regional Library participates in Money Smart Week (April 23-30)

TRL Money Smart Events

See the complete list of all Money Smart Week events nationwide at

Free Online Webinars about Investing and Preparing for Retirement

Morningstar Investment Research Center Training Session
Tuesday, April 26th, 9 AM Pacific Time

This webinar provides an overview of the Morningstar Investment Research Center database’s most popular features and will last approximately one hour, with ample time for questions. To join the training session, visit this link on the day of the event:

Then dial in to 866-844-9418 and use conference code 835 661 9570.

A Late Start Guide to Retirement Investing
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 3 PM Pacific Time

Are you hurtling toward retirement age but are concerned that you haven't saved enough? Morningstar Director of Personal Finance Christine Benz will discuss the key steps pre-retirees can take to improve the viability of their plans if they're playing catch-up. She'll discuss the pros and cons of working longer, delaying Social Security, and adjusting a portfolio's asset allocation mix, among other factors. She'll also cover traps to avoid if you're working to make up a shortfall. Finally, she'll share some model in-retirement portfolios for retirees and pre-retirees with differing time horizons and risk tolerances.

We will be streaming the event live from this link:


Your Money: A Guide to Reaching Your Financial Goals

Your Money: A Guide to Reaching Your Financial Goals is available to TRL patrons under a grant to 13 libraries across the United States.  It is funded by the American Library Association (ALA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as part of the “Smart investing @ your library” program.

Your Money: A Guide to Reaching Your Financial Goals
This online Guide introduces the world of investing and provides direction for learning basic financial investment skills for making short, medium and long term financial decisions.

Financial Podcasts

How to Save Money - Provides a variety of personal finance calculators and budgeting worksheets.

Online resources from FINRA

Services for Hard Times
Find resources for navigating hard economic times including how to apply online for benefits from DSHS and job hunting, careers, housing and financial information.

Smart Investing @ Your Library