Money Smart Week at Westfield Washington Public Library

Libraries around the nation are observing Money Smart Week today through Saturday and Westfield Washington Public Library is partnering with Ameriana Bank to offer free programs to help Westfield residents be smart with their money.

Decision Tree · Teaching kids about money: The Decision Tree will be at the library Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. for kids to pick cards from the branches. Kids decide if the decision on the card is a good one or bad one, and how it affects the money they have to save and spend.

Excuses, Excuses · Young adults are full of excuses to not save money – mainly wanting to spend it. Excuses, Excuses on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. will illustrate the importance of saving money, overcoming excuses and the value of savings goals through interactive stories and their ultimate consequences.

Saving for College – 529 Plans · College tuitions continue to increase and families wonder how best to plan for this major expense. Trained representatives will explain the options with Saving for College – 529 Plans Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., including an overview of what a plan can do for you and how to choose the one for your family, followed by a question-and-answer session. If you have children, don’t miss this program.