Financial Literacy Month

April 2024

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In today’s uncertain economy, planning for your financial future is more important than ever. Join us for Financial Literacy Month, a month-long event where you can choose from a variety of programs to help you reach your goals or get back on track.

Educational Workshops

Throughout the month, there will be a series of educational workshops presented by financial professionals on such topics as: investing, financial planning, budgeting and retirement planning.

Each workshop will be live-streamed, recorded and available on the library's Youtube channel.

LA Saves Tabling Events

April 8 - 12 also marks America Saves Week. Throughout this week, there will be a series of tabling events with financial professionals from the Los Angeles Alliance for Economic Inclusion. The tabling events will focus on encouraging people to pledge to save money and will take place at the Central Library and select branch library locations.

Financial Literacy Day

Saturday, April 13th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Central Library

Saturday, April 20th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Encino - Tarzana Branch Library

Saturday, April 27th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Palms - Rancho Park Branch Library

Don't miss this opportunity for a free, private in-person consultation with a Certified Financial PlannerTM on a variety of personal financial issues, including debt management, retirement planning, investment strategies, income taxes, insurance and estate planning, among many others. Learn more.

The Financial Literacy Days appointment line is open. Please call 213-228-7140 to make an appointment for these events. Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are welcome, per financial planner availability.

Please Note: There is a limited number of appointments that can be taken for these events. A larger version of this event is also happening in October.


Upcoming Workshops


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Investing Basics

April 15, 2024 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


people gathered around a table having a financial discussion

Introduction to Financial Planning Basics

April 16, 2024 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


people gathered around a table having a financial discussion

Financial Literacy Day

April 20, 2024 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM


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Budgeting: Developing Your Spending and Saving Plan

April 23, 2024 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


people gathered around a table having a financial discussion

Financial Literacy Day

April 27, 2024 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Suggested Reading

  • 12 Ways To Retire on Less: Planning an Affordable Future

    12 Ways To Retire on Less: Planning an Affordable Future

    Edleson, Harriet
  • Bullet proof Investing: Gaining Financial Control in Uncertain Times

    Bullet proof Investing: Gaining Financial Control in Uncertain Times

    James Fitzgerald
  • Buy this, not that: how to spend your way to wealth and freedom

    Buy this, not that: how to spend your way to wealth and freedom

    Sam Dogen
  • Clever Girl Finance: Learn How Investing Works, Grow Your Money

    Clever Girl Finance: Learn How Investing Works, Grow Your Money

    Bola Sokunbi
  • Finance for the people: getting a grip on your finances

    Finance for the people: getting a grip on your finances

    Paco De Leon
  • Financial adulting: everything you need to be a financially confident and conscious adult

    Financial adulting: everything you need to be a financially confident and conscious adult

    Ashley Feinstein Gerstley
  • Financial First Aid: Essential Tools for Confident, Secure Money Management

    Financial First Aid: Essential Tools for Confident, Secure Money Management

    Alyssa Davies
  • From Savvy Saver to Smart Spender: How to Pick a Tax-wise Retirement Withdrawal Strategy

    From Savvy Saver to Smart Spender: How to Pick a Tax-wise Retirement Withdrawal Strategy

    McDonald, Daniel, W.
  • Get good with money: ten simple steps to becoming financially whole

    Get good with money: ten simple steps to becoming financially whole

    Tiffany Aliche
  • I Will Teach You to be Rich: No Guilt. No Excuses. No BS.

    I Will Teach You to be Rich: No Guilt. No Excuses. No BS.

    Sethi, Ramit
  • Know yourself, know your money: discover why you handle money the way you do, and what to do about it

    Know yourself, know your money: discover why you handle money the way you do, and what to do about it

    Rachel Cruze
  • Millennial Money Makeover: Escape Debt, Save for Your Future, and Live the Rich Life Now

    Millennial Money Makeover: Escape Debt, Save for Your Future, and Live the Rich Life Now

    Richardson, Conor
  • Money like you mean it: personal finance tactics for the real world

    Money like you mean it: personal finance tactics for the real world

    Erica Alini
  • My money my way: taking back control of your financial life

    My money my way: taking back control of your financial life

    Kumiko Love
  • So, This is Why I'm Broke : Money Lessons on Financial Literacy, Passive Income, and Generational Wealth

    So, This is Why I'm Broke : Money Lessons on Financial Literacy, Passive Income, and Generational Wealth

    Jean-Baptiste, Melissa
  • Taking Stock: A Hospice Doctor’s Advice on Financial Independence, Building Wealth, and Living a Regret-Free Life

    Taking Stock: A Hospice Doctor’s Advice on Financial Independence, Building Wealth, and Living a Regret-Free Life

    Grumet, Jordan
  • The family nest egg: the complete and proven financial guide for building long-term wealth and security

    The family nest egg: the complete and proven financial guide for building long-term wealth and security

    Laura Meier
  • The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio

    The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio

    Bernstein, William J.
  • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, Updated and Revised

    The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, Updated and Revised

    Bogle, John C.
  • The Simple Path to Wealth: Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life

    The Simple Path to Wealth: Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life

    Collins, J. L.
  • The special needs planning guide: how to prepare for every stage of your child's life

    The special needs planning guide: how to prepare for every stage of your child's life

    Cynthia Haddad
  • The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+: Winning Strategies to Make Your Money Last a Lifetime

    The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+: Winning Strategies to Make Your Money Last a Lifetime

    Orman, Suze
  • We should all be millionaires: a woman's guide to earning more, building wealth and gaining economic power

    We should all be millionaires: a woman's guide to earning more, building wealth and gaining economic power

    Rachel Rodgers
  • You Need a Budget

    You Need a Budget

    Mecham, Jesse
  • Your Journey to Financial Freedom: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Wealth and Happiness

    Your Journey to Financial Freedom: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Wealth and Happiness

    Souffrant, Jamila
  • Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence

    Robin, Vicki

The objective of this pro bono engagement is to provide free no strings attached financial planning information and education. Any workshops and one-on-one meetings with a planner are for educational purposes only. Los Angeles Public Library does not recommend or endorse individual professionals or services.

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