Be Akamai - Attend Money Smart Week Events at Hawaii State Library | Business
The Hawaii State Library will offer three free events during Money Smart Week @ your library (April 21-28). Money Smart Week @ your library is a public awareness campaign of the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Money Smart Week is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
“Four Legal Tools to Protect Yourself from Elder Abuse, Long-Term Care Expenses and Taxes” will be presented by Attorney Scott Suzuki on April 26 at 6 p.m. in the Hawaii & Pacific Reading Room. Suzuki, a volunteer community services attorney for the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Elder Law Program, assists senior and disabled clients with a wide range of legal concerns including estate planning, guardianships, public benefits, and elder abuse.
Suzuki will discuss power of attorney, advanced health care directives, the differences between wills and trusts, and options for financing long-term care, including insurance and Medicaid. This program for adults will include a question-and-answer session. For more information, please call the Library’s Business, Science & Technology Section at 586-3481.
A “Money Smart Family Storytime” will be offered on April 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the Edna Allyn Room for Children. Children ages 3 and older, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, are invited to learn about money through stories and crafts. For more information, please call the Library’s Edna Allyn Room for Children at 586-3510.
“ABC’s of Credit for Young Adults” will be presented by Kimo Wong, Vice President of Bank of Hawaii’s Waikiki Business Banking Center, on April 28 at noon in the Hawaii & Pacific Reading Room. Wong serves as the business banking manager and is also responsible for managing a portfolio of small business clients.
Wong will discuss how to understand the basics of credit, credit reporting, credit scoring, the importance of having a good credit history, and what to do if credit problems occur. This program for young adults and adults will include an information packet and a question-and-answer session. Registration is requested; please call the Library’s Young Adult Section at 586-3490.
The Hawaii State Library is located at 478 South King Street. Contact the Library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed for these programs.