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Jump start your retirement savings in 5 easy steps

Flickr Image by SnapDocAccording to Frank Paré, a certified financial planner and founder of PF Wealth Management Group LLC in Oakland, California, many people “are just really unsure of what the process is” to saving for retirement. Here is his simple 5 step process: 

Creativity on display

Artists and artisans from Madison County’s craft guilds will present demonstrations and works from their members during a Craft Expo on Saturday, January 11, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.

Falling Leaves Book Sale

The Friends of the Library, Huntsville Main, will hold the annual Falling Leaves Book Sale on Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Bookstore, just inside the entrance to the Main Library downtown, 915 Monroe St.

Express yourself at our Masquerade Ball

Calling all heroes and villains – actually teens in middle and high school. Come to the Main Library on Saturday, October 26, from 8 p.m. to midnight for the fifth annual Masquerade Ball, a celebration of Cosplay.

New Hope Book and Bake Sale

The Friends of the Library at the Elizabeth Carpenter Library in New Hope will hold a Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the 24th annual New Hope Founders' Day.

Kick up your heels with SlipJig

SlipJig performs the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic lands on Thursday, October 17, at 6 p.m. when Thursday Evening Concerts @ The Library presents “The Library’s Fall Concert 2013.”

Great games for kids and financial literacy

These are some great games that you might want to share with your children to increase their financial knowledge!

From Practical Money Skills: These dynamic, educational video games engage kids while teaching them important money skills. Money Metropolis allows kids ages 7–12 to navigate a multi-dimensional world, making life decisions that will affect whether their virtual bank account shrinks or grows. And in Peter Pig's Money Counter, kids ages 4–7 can practice sorting and counting coins with the help of wise Peter Pig.

FINRA Investor Knowledge Quiz

Millions of Americans and countless others around the world invest in the U.S. equities markets, some directly, others through pension plans, mutual funds and other vehicles. While some investors rely on investment professionals for advice, others choose to chart their own investment course. But regardless of exactly where they invest and whose advice they seek, The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) believes all investors should have access to basic educational information about investing.

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Meet the Artistrator

Award-winning artist and illustrator E.B. Lewis will talk about his work on Sunday, October 6, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 915 Monroe St. Admission is free.

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