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Westport Library Celebrates Money Smart Week With Three Free Programs

Westport Public Library will host three new financial programs during Money Smart Week, April 25-29.
Westport Public Library will host three new financial programs during Money Smart Week, April 25-29. Photo Credit: Jllm06-Wikimedia Commons

WESTPORT, Conn. – The Westport Library is offering three financial-related programs during Money Smart Week in the library’s McManus Room.

The events will be April 25 through April 29:

  • Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. – Philip Lane, an associate professor of economics at Fairfield University, will facilitate a discussion of French economist Thomas Piketty’s bestseller “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” The book focuses on wealth and income inequality in Europe and the United States since the 18th century. Lane will provide an overview, as well as views both in favor and against Pikeitty's conclusions.
  • Wednesday, April 27, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Financial and Legal Planning for Aging Parents. This program aims to acquaint families with legal and financial issues associated with planning for the long-term care of their aging relatives. Robin Sherwood of HTG Investment Advisor will join an attorney specializing in elder care to answer questions and concerns.
  • Friday, April 29 from 4-5:30 p.m. – Financial Planning and Investment Basics for Teens. Lex Zaharoff and Allison Donaldson of HTG Investment Advisors will conduct a basic investment class for students in grades 9-12. The primary goal is to provide an understanding of basic personal finance and investment principles. Topics will include budgeting, saving, credit cards and investing through a variety of fun and interactive activities to help participants learn by doing.

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The Westport Library is located at 20 Jesup Road, Westport.

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