The city of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department is partnering with local representatives from financial organizations to host an interactive series of free financial education seminars to celebrate Money Smart Week, April 5-12.  The workshops will provide the money management skills and tools that can support residents in their personal finances.

Learn how to budget, save and succeed – attend any one or all of these workshops at several Phoenix Public Library locations:

  • Your Money Matters
    6 p.m. Monday, April 7, South Mountain Community Library, 7050 S. 24th St.
    Do you want to learn how to make the most of the money you have?  Learn how to manage your money by preparing a personal spending plan and identifying ways to decrease spending.  A representative from the city’s Human Services Department will be available to discuss tax preparations options.
  • Steps to Homeownership
    6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, Palo Verde Library, 4402 N. 51st Ave.
    Want to purchase a home but don’t know where to start?  Learn about the home buying process and how to financially protect your home.
  • Understanding Credit
    6 p.m. Thursday, April 10, Cholla Library, 10050 N. Metro Parkway East
    Are you aware of the factors that can impact your credit score?  Learn how to read a credit report and learn strategies to build and repair your credit.
  • Steps to Financial Recovery
    10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.
    Have you experienced a financial setback and find that your credit score keeps you from reaching your financial goals?  Learn the steps you can take to recover financially and rebuild your credit score.  Housing Counselors will be available to discuss foreclosure prevention and homeownership options.

Light refreshments will be provided and attendees are eligible to win giveaways.  Spanish translation available upon request.  To RSVP for any of the free workshops, call 602-262-6602 or register at