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The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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 ...the potential for transforming public libraries, especially in rural areas, is enormous. This is a [network] that brings people together, strengthens our communities and creates another service niche for public libraries in Alberta.

— Michelle Toombs, Director Marigold Library System

Business & Finance

Planning Financially for Post Secondary School

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/11/01 - 8:14am
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
This session is for parents of high school students who intend to go to post-secondary school. Parents will learn how to talk to their teens about money and how to plan financially for school.

 

presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
Credit Counselling Society

Retiring Without Debt

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2018/07/06 - 9:50am
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Participants will learn about debt elimination options so that they can enter their golden years without the shackles of debt.

Presented by
Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator

nomoredebts.org
mymoneycoach.ca

Broadcast from Strathmore Municipal Library

Homeowner Basics

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2018/07/06 - 9:47am
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Participants will learn about the costs involved in purchasing and maintaining a home. They will also learn what is required to qualify for a mortgage and decide whether renting or owning is better for them.

Presented by

Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
nomoredebts.org
mymoneycoach.ca

Broadcast live from Strathmore Municipal Library

CANCELED - Planning Financially for Post Secondary School

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2018/07/06 - 9:43am
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

***CANCELED***

This session is for parents of high school students who intend to go to post-secondary schooling. Parents will learn how to talk to their teen about money and plan for school.

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator nomoredebts.org mymoneycoach.ca

Broadcast live from Okotoks Public Library

Planning Financially for Your New Arrival

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/02/22 - 2:01pm
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This session is for expectant parents who want to plan ahead for maternity and parental leave and be prepared for the new expenses that come with a new arrival.

Broadcast live from Strathmore Municipal Library

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
nomoredebts.org
mymoneycoach.ca

Irregular Income

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Thu, 2018/02/22 - 1:57pm
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Participants will learn how to manage irregular income. Intended for hourly, seasonal, commission, contract, or self-employed individuals.

Broadcast live from Strathmore Municipal Library

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
nomoredebts.org
mymoneycoach.ca

75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Fri, 2018/02/16 - 1:14pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Participants will gather tips on how to save on various household expenses including utilities, transportation, groceries and personal items. Participants will also be encouraged to share their best practices with each other.

Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator
nomoredebts.org
mymoneycoach.ca
Credit Counselling Society

Presented live from the Strathmore Municipal Library

Budgeting 101

Submitted by chaworth.marigold on Wed, 2017/09/06 - 2:37pm
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
Budgeting has gotten a bad reputation as something that is restrictive, boring and doesn’t work.

Savvy Consumers – Running an Ethical Enterprise

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 1:45pm
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Better Business Bureau’s Eight Standards of Trust creates a framework for running an ethical business.
 
Better Business Bureau's Savvy Consumers education program provides free presentations and information to consumers of all ages, in all walks of life. Funded by our Accredited Businesses, Savvy Consumers aims to give people the knowledge and the tools they need to protect themselves from scams, fraudsters or shady business practices.

Savvy Consumers – Data and Internet Safety

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 1:44pm
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
There’s lots of “phish” in the sea. Learn how not to get caught up in the many forms of fraud on the ‘net. What you need to know to keep yourself and your identity safe online.