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Financial Planning Month

October 1 - October 31

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In today’s uncertain economy, planning for your financial future is more important than ever. Join us for Financial Planning Month, a virtual 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: managing debt, savings, investments and investor protection and estate planning. Each workshop will be live-streamed, recorded and available for viewing on the library’s YouTube account.

LA Saves Tabling Events

Throughout the month there will also 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 select branch library locations.

Pro Bono Financial Planning Day

Don’t miss the opportunity to have a free, private telephone consultation with a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, where you can discuss your personal finance questions, concerns and interests from the comfort of your home. Schedule your appointment now.


Upcoming Workshops


two women talking, one woman wearing an orange top with another woman wearing a brown top.
October 1, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, private telephone consultation with a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ on a variety of personal...


Five jars with growing coins
October 4, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
LA Saves can help you meet your savings goal. Whatever goal you choose—whether it's buying a car, buying a house, or getting out of debt—...


Five jars with growing coins
October 4, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
LA Saves can help you meet your savings goal. Whatever goal you choose—whether it's buying a car, buying a house, or getting out of debt—...


five jars of growing coins
October 6, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
What is debt and how do we manage it? The Los Angeles Alliance for Economic Inclusion will discuss the different types of debt and...


Five jars with growing coins.
October 6, 2022 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
LA Saves can help you meet your savings goal. Whatever goal you choose—whether it's buying a car, buying a house, or getting out of debt—...


financial coins with words ideas, investment, strategy, vision, planning and success
October 7, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
In this interactive session, the Financial Planning Association will explore investing and investment concepts, explain how investing fits...


financial coins with words idea, investment, strategy, vision, planning and success
October 11, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
What does the SEC do and how can it help you invest wisely and avoid fraud? This presentation with the SEC will go over strategies for...


Five jars with growing coins.
October 11, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
LA Saves can help you meet your savings goal. Whatever goal you choose—whether it's buying a car, buying a house, or getting out of debt—...


several houses in green, blue and yellow
October 14, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
The Financial Planning Association will show why individuals need an estate plan and highlight some of the basic components of an estate...


two women talking, one woman wearing an orange top with another woman wearing a brown top.
October 15, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, private telephone consultation with a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ on a variety of personal...


five jars of growing coins
October 18, 2022 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
LA Saves can help you meet your savings goal. Whatever goal you choose—whether it's buying a car, buying a house, or getting out of debt—...


Five jars with growing coins.
October 19, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
LA Saves can help you meet your savings goal. Whatever goal you choose—whether it's buying a car, buying a house, or getting out of debt—...


Five jars with growing coins.
October 24, 2022 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
LA Saves can help you meet your savings goal. Whatever goal you choose—whether it's buying a car, buying a house, or getting out of debt—...


big jar of coins with stacks of growing coins next to it
October 25, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Saving money for goals, large purchases, and unexpected expenses is important. The Los Angeles Alliance for Economic Alliance will discuss...


Five jars with growing coins.
October 25, 2022 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
LA Saves can help you meet your savings goal. Whatever goal you choose—whether it's buying a car, buying a house, or getting out of debt—...


Five jars with growing coins.
October 25, 2022 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
LA Saves can help you meet your savings goal. Whatever goal you choose—whether it's buying a car, buying a house, or getting out of debt—...


Business man's hand holding sprockets and gears illustrated with light bulb and money bags
November 3, 2022 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
What is one of life's biggest ideas, and how does that idea impact our financial choices? Explore this topic during a basic introduction to...


Suggested Reading

  • 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
  • Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth—and How You Can Too

    Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth—and How You Can Too

    Hogan, Chris
  • 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
  • Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need

    Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need

    Sabatier, Grant
  • Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties

    Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties

    Kobliner, Beth
  • Get good with money: ten simple steps to becoming financially whole

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

    Tiffany Aliche
  • Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing out Your Social Security Revised and Updated

    Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing out Your Social Security Revised and Updated

    Kotlikoff, Laurence J
  • How Much Money do I Need to Retire?

    How Much Money do I Need to Retire?

    Tresidder, Todd R.
  • How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any

    How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any

    Wecks, Erik
  • 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
  • Launching financial grownups: live your richest life by helping your (almost) adult kids become everyday money smart

    Launching financial grownups: live your richest life by helping your (almost) adult kids become everyday money smart

    Bobbi Rebell
  • 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
  • Money Management Skills

    Money Management Skills

    Finke, Michael
  • My money my way: taking back control of your financial life

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

    Kumiko Love
  • Retire Before Mom and Dad: The Simple Numbers Behind a Lifetime of Financial Freedom

    Retire Before Mom and Dad: The Simple Numbers Behind a Lifetime of Financial Freedom

    Berger, Rob
  • Retire Securely: Insights on Money Management from an Award-Winning Financial Columnist

    Retire Securely: Insights on Money Management from an Award-Winning Financial Columnist

    Jason, Julie
  • The Art of Investing: Lessons From History's Greatest Investors

    The Art of Investing: Lessons From History's Greatest Investors

    Longo, John M.
  • 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 Financial Diet: A Total Beginner's Guide to Getting Good with Money

    The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner's Guide to Getting Good with Money

    Fagan, Chelsea
  • The Index Card: why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to be Complicated

    The Index Card: why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to be Complicated

    Olen, Helaine
  • The Intelligent Investor: A Book of Practical Counsel

    The Intelligent Investor: A Book of Practical Counsel

    Graham, Benjamin
  • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, Updated and Revised

    The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, Updated and Revised

    Bogle, John C.
  • The Secrets of Successful Financial Planning: Inside Tips From an Expert

    The Secrets of Successful Financial Planning: Inside Tips From an Expert

    Gallagher, Dan
  • 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
  • Understanding Investments

    Understanding Investments

    Fullenkamp, Connel
  • 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
  • What Your Financial Advisor Isn't Telling You

    What Your Financial Advisor Isn't Telling You

    Davidson, Liz
  • Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By

    Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By

    Siegel, Cary
  • You Need a Budget

    You Need a Budget

    Mecham, Jesse
  • 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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