Money Smart Week

Celebrate Money Smart Week April 22-29, 2017 

Mission: Money Smart Week helps consumers manage their personal finances better. Programs are offered to all demographics and income levels, and cover all facets of personal finance.

Legal Life Planning Seminar
Southwest Branch
Saturday, April 22 | 10:30 am – Noon

Legal Life Planning is a lifelong process, not a one-time decision.  Learn how comprehensive legal life planning can provide peace of mind by ensuring all your assets pass to your chosen beneficiaries without undue delay.  We will be focusing on distinctions between wills and trusts, why every person over 18 should have Powers of Attorney in place, how to handle online accounts, available legal options for safeguarding your assets to pay for nursing home care costs, and more!  Presented by Attorneys Kevin Davidson and Greg Vanevenhoven, Davidson Law Office, LLP & The Estate Planning Group.


Money Management
Central Library
Monday, April 24 | 6:30 p.m.

A spending plan is a simple strategy for helping make the most of your money and reaching your financial goals. How do you create a spending plan? Join Amanda Ashmann, At Work Program Consultant for Wells Fargo as she walks you through the process of creating a document to best help you live within your means.


Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft
Central Library
Tuesday, April 25 | 2:30 p.m.

Identity theft can wreak havoc by seriously damaging credit, financial reputation, and a person’s reputation. Join Amanda Ashmann, At Work Program Consultant for Wells Fargo as she discusses steps to take to help safeguard from identity theft. 


Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?
Weyers-Hilliard Branch
Wednesday, April 26 | 2:00 p.m.

Planning to pass on items such as a treasured wedding photo, Grandpa’s fishing tackle box, or a well-used yellow pie plate can be challenging, and may lead to family conflict. Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?™ provides people with practical information about the inheritance and transfer of non-titled personal property.


Social Security Overview
East Branch
Thursday, April 27 | 5:00 p.m.

Join us for an informational session with local representatives from the Social Security Office. The program will cover retirement; children and survivor benefits, delayed retirement and suspension options; and Medicare basics.


Testing Your Financial Health
Central Library
Thursday, April 27 | 6:30 p.m.

Join Abby LaLuzerne, with NeighborWorks Green Bay, to better understand budgeting and how to stay in control of your money.  Through this interactive presentation, you will be able to determine your financial wellness and learn healthy ways to be “financially fit.”



Governor Walker Honors Brown County Library with 2016 Financial Literacy Award

January, 2017 – Governor Scott Walker presented 15 individuals, businesses, and organizations the 2016 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award, as selected by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy.

L to R: Bobbie Kuehn, East Branch Library Supervisor; Sue Lagerman, Communications and Library Program Manager, Brian Simons, Brown County Library Executive Director; and WI Governor Scott Walker.