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Contact:  Chanda Temple, Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library                   
Phone: (205) 444-9279 (cell)

Make Smart Money Moves in 2014 With Free Classes at the Birmingham Public Library   

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA ­– (December 17, 2013) – The Birmingham Public Library will kick off the new year with three money management classes in January. All classes are free and open to the public.

Jan. 8, 2014 – Learn about saving and investing at Wylam Library, 4300 Seventh Ave., Wylam, at 10 a.m. with Andreas Rauterkus, associate professor of accounting and finance at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Attendees will learn how to understand various financial markets, evaluate different saving and investment options, develop ways to make better investment decisions and more.

Jan. 8, 2014 – Take control of your finances in a 3:30 p.m. workshop led by UAB professor Dale Callahan at Five Points West Library, 4812 Avenue West. Ways to increase income, save more and how to eliminate personal debt will be addressed. (Check out Callahan’s website:
Jan. 23, 2014 – Bring the little ones to see Phillip “Mr. Mac’’ McEntee as he leads “A Penny Saved’’ in this 3:30 p.m. children’s program at Avondale Library, 509 – 40th St. South. Using Benjamin Franklin’s quote, “A penny saved is a penny earned,’’ McEntee will teach children about the importance of saving money.  

The classes are part of a national grant program known as “Making Cents: Resources to Help Your Money Grow” and “Smart investing@your library®,” a partnership between the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The Birmingham Public Library and 14 other libraries in Jefferson and Shelby counties offer the series. The programs will end in May 2014. Other BPL locations include Avondale, Five Points West, North Birmingham and Springville Road.
For more information, call Jim Murray at 205-226-3690 or visit
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