As part of Money Smart Week at Mentor Public Library, the library will host a series of programs designed to help people with saving money, as well as their retirement and estate planning.
The programs which will run from April 1 to 9 at its Main Branch, 8215 Mentor Ave., include:
- Retirement Basics at 2 p.m., April 1. If you’re working, then you’re old enough to think about retirement. Join Gary Caluducan of The Western & Southern Life Insurance Company to learn the basics for retirement.
- Money Smarts for Kids at 7 p.m. on April 1. Kids from 4 to 8 years old can visit the Money Smart Store, where they will have to budget their money to buy a bank and supplies to decorate it.
- Cut the Cord: Get Rid of Cable and Save at 7 p.m. on April 3. Joe “The Coupon Guy” Daugirdas will guide all through a tour of video-streaming devices like Roku and Google Chromecast and services like Hulu and Netflix. Most importantly, he’ll demonstrate how to save money by cutting cable and its costs.
- Basic Estate Planning at 6:30 p.m. on April 4. Attorney Pamela Kurt will explain essential estate-planning documents such as wills, power of attorney, health care power of attorney and living wills. Kurt is the owner of Kurt Law with offices in Geauga, Lake and Ashtabula counties.
- Identity Theft at 6:30 p.m. on April 9. Deb Casper of Dollar Bank will explain different ways to protect yourself from Identity Theft.
All of the library’s Money Smart Week programs are free and open to the public. However, the library does ask that people register for them beforehand by signing up at www.mentorpl.org or calling the library at 440-255-8811.