RRPL offers Finances for YOUth

Round Rock Public Library invites teens to a virtual financial series designed to help build basic financial skills to prepare for adulthood.

Our presenter, Dean Allen, retired eight years ago at the age of 51 thanks in part to wise financial decisions.

He enjoys sharing with young people how it was he was able to accomplish that during presentations, so they can do well with money and retire someday.

He speaks at local high schools, colleges, and libraries.

He is the author of the book: Make Me Rich: The Path to Financial Freedom for Your High School / College Student which is available to be checked out from the local author collection at the library.

There are four sessions in the virtual series. Register for any or all of them. Parents sitting in alongside their teens need not register.

6 p.m. April 6: Financial Advice for High School Students

This presentation is about the advantages of starting saving early in life, compounding, living below your means, avoiding debt, credit cards, buying a car, saving for retirement, investing in the stock market, etc. It is very interactive with simple questions to answer and everyone is encouraged to ask questions. By the end of the presentation, students will have a good understanding of what needs to be done, to have a better financial future.

Register here

6 p.m. April 13: How to Earn College Scholarships

This virtual presentation will cover the advantages of going to college, types of scholarships, how to prepare to apply and to apply for scholarships, where to find scholarships, other ways to pay for college, and ways to keep student loans as low as possible. The presenter guided his daughter, who is a senior in college, to enable her to pay for all her college expenses on her own. Come hear how they were able to accomplish that.

Register here

6 p.m. May 4: How to Buy a Car

For this presentation we will be discussing buying a car. Topics include things to consider before buying a car, buying vs. leasing, new vs. used, researching the car considering buying, selling old car, salesman tactics, and how to bargain on the price. By the end of this presentation you will be ready to buy a car at the best possible price.

Register here

6 p.m. May 11: How to Invest in the Stock Market

This virtual  presentation which will cover reasons to invest in the stock market, what is the stock market, mutual funds vs individual stocks, index funds vs. actively managed funds, mutual fund vs. ETF, investing expenses, IRA’s, 401(k), and how money invested in the stock market grows over time. The last part will show the students how they can start investing in the stock market today.

Register here

Please note:

Teens will register, but parents are welcome to sit in alongside their teen/teens for the presentation. If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512.218.3275.

For more information contact Jane Dance, 512.218.7012.

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