February Curtis Money PreviewWednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Hello from the Library!
I cannot believe that it is February. January marked our halfway mark for Making it in Maine programming. Have no fear, however, because we have great things in store for the coming month!
We continue with our Curtis Money Scavenger Hunt. January’s hunt brought in 54 players, a record high. We are continuing in February talking about taxes. The questions range from how to save money with credits, where our local IRS offices are, tax tips courtesy of Pine Tree Legal and where all the free tax prep locations are in our community thanks to AARP and CA$H Maine. We encourage everyone to play by visiting: http://www.curtislibrary.com/making-it-in-maine-beta/scavenger-hunt/ . Just this morning a new prize was added! Winners can now select a $100 credit through Whatley Farm’s Market-Debit CSA program! The $100 prize will get your $105 to spend at their market stands.
Don’t let the title of the February Curtis Money Meet Up throw you, The Single Woman’s Guide to Retirement has something for everyone regardless of how you identify. If you’re one of the 25 million single women (OR MEN!) over the age of 45 living in the United States today, AARP’s The Single Woman’s Guide to Retirement is your new best friend. Walking you through the challenges of retired or pre-retired life, from managing your finances to staying healthy in body, mind, and spirit, dealing with divorce, and even looking for love or work, the book covers the issues that really matter to you. Join us in the Seminar Room either Wednesday February, 24 at 6:30pm OR Friday, February 26 at 12pm as we discuss how to get the most out of retirement.
February is a month of love and it seems fitting that we are bringing you an exciting opportunity to participate in Yours, Mine and Ours: Money and Relationships on Monday, February 29 at 6pm. Join us for a discussion in the Morrell Meeting Room with Jane Honeck CPA, PFS. She will help us find and appreciate the financial strengths our partner brings to the relationship rather than focusing only on the problems that can evolve using a very simple (and fun!) assessment tool that helps couples open the financial conversation in a positive way. Couples and individuals are encouraged to join as we seek to better understand our relationship with money.
We are particularly excited to be programming in Harspwell thanks to the expertise and partnership with New Ventures. Join us on Monday, February 22 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Harpswell Town Office ( 263 Mountain Road) for Tax Prep for the Self-Employed presented by Jenn Debransky, Microenterprise Specialist at New Ventures Maine. This program is sponsored by the Town of Harpswell, the Harpswell Business Association, New Ventures Maine and Curtis Library.
We are excited to continue programming off site. In February we will be discussing The Single Woman’s Guide to Retirement at both Pejepscott Village as well as Brunswick Housing Authority Woodlawn Towers. Brunswick Housing Authority family community Perryman Village will being having fun (all while learning about money) at a game night!