The Fremont Main Library offers these programs to mark National Financial Literacy Month in April and Money Smart Week April 23-30.
TAX PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT Tuesday, April 5, 7-8:30 p.m.
Learn from Brian Chong, CPA, how you can save for retirement and reduce your taxes. Brian has been doing taxes since 2001 for his clients who are mostly engineers, real estate investors, and business owners. A UC Berkeley economics graduate, Brian holds a Master’s degree in taxation from San Jose State and is also a licensed CPA and Enrolled Agent.
PREPARE FOR YOUR CHILD’S COLLEGE EDUCATION Monday, April 11, 7–8:30 p.m.
Dr. William Jiang, Ph.D., M.Phil., of The Ivy Advisor, will discuss the ins and outs of the college admission process, admission tests and the importance of setting up a road map for students as early as the 6th grade. Chunchi Ma, Financial Advisor with the investment firm Waddell & Reed, will present funding and scholarship options to help parents face the key question: Financially, are you ready?
STUDENT LOAN LAW BASICS Tuesday, April 26, 7–8:30 p.m.
Eric M. Boeing, consumer debt attorney, will introduce ways borrowers may choose to address their student loan situation, including: the four government-sponsored payment reduction programs (IBR, ICR, PAYE, and REPAYE); consolidation and rehabilitation of defaulted loans; hardship deferments and disability discharges; suing schools and debt collectors; how Bankruptcy Court can and can’t help. Eric M. Boeing’s (www.boeinglaw.com) law practice is devoted to helping people protect themselves from their creditors. He is a graduate of the University of California Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2006.
The Fremont Main Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library system, is located at 2400 Stevenson Boulevard and is wheelchair accessible. The library will provide an ASL interpreter for any event with at least seven working days’ notice. Please call 510-745-1401 or TTY 888-663-0660 for more information.