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Money Smart Week at Bernards Township Library
Build Your Financial Literacy
Build your financial literacy with these programs and webinars featuring experts from Morningstar and financial planners.
Key Steps Toward a Successful Retirement

Monday April 23, 7:30 p.m.

Program Room B

  • Retirement income sources
  • Reduce the risk of outliving your assets
  • Retirement investment strategies
  • Avoid planning pitfalls
  • Insurance — what kind do you  need?
  • Estate Planning dos and don'ts
  • How much money you need in retirement

This program is free and all adults are welcome to attend. Register online to receive a reminder email 3 days before the event or call 908-204-3031 ext. 6.

How to Build a Portfolio You Don't Need to Babysit

Wednesday April 25, 6:30 p.m.

Program Room B

Morningstar investing experts Christine Benz and Paul Justice will lead this webinar session hosted by Senior Reference Librarian Lynne Hilf.  They will discuss how to find an appropriate stock, bond, and cash mix given your time horizon and personal situation, how to select low-cost, high-quality investments to populate your portfolio, and how to keep your emotions from having a negative impact on your investment results. The presentation will also include sample 'no babysitting required' portfolios for investors at various life stages.

This program is offered free for the public and everyone is welcome.  Please register online on the event sign-up calendar at or call Reference at 204-3031 ext. 4.
Morningstar Investment Research Center Training

Thursday April 26, 4 p.m.

 Program Room B

This webinar will provide an overview of the Morningstar® Investment Research Center database’s most popular features.  Whether you are saving for retirement, college or a new home, learn how to use Morningstar®’s comprehensive online investing database.

Senior Reference librarian Lynne Hilf will host a webinar given by experts from Morningstar®  on Morningstar®’s Investment Research Center, available at Bernards Township Library or from home with your library card, which  provides information on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, markets, and analyst reports on publicly traded companies.
This program is offered free for the public and everyone is welcome.  Please register online on the event sign-up calendar at or call Reference at 204-3031 ext. 4.
College Financing

Saturday April 28, 10:30 a.m.

Program Room B

This informative program will provide details on federal, state and university financial aid opportunities for college.  Be prepared and get a step up on the forms you need, scholarships and loans that are available to plan the financing of college. Incoming college freshmen who are thinking of which college is offering better financial aid packaging, as well as juniors and seniors in high school planning ahead and their parents are all welcome to attend.
This program will be presented by Financial Aid Administrator Joe Roberto, with over 38 years of experience.
 Parents and students are welcome for this free program.
Register online using the to receive a reminder email a few days before the program, call the reference desk at  908-204-3031 ext. 4, or email or

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