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Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of thousands of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. Money Smart programs at the Fremont Main Library this month:

Financial Elder Abuse    Wednesday, April 18   2:30-3:30 p.m.

 Prescott Cole, Senior Staff Attorney for California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, will discuss how to protect retirement savings and home equity and how to recognize scams and techniques professional predators use.

Credit Reports & Credit Scores   Wednesday, April 25   3:30-4:30 p.m.

Learn from Alessandra Pio di Savoia, Housing Counselor from Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley: How to read a credit report, what     impacts your score and how to dispute items on your report.

Fighting Fraud – ID Theft and Scams   Wednesday, April 25   4:30-5:30 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley’s Alessandra Pio di Savoia shares what you need to do if you are a victim of ID theft, how to place fraud alerts and credit freezes and what you can do to protect yourself.

Estate and Trust Planning    Thursday, April 26   2:30-4:00 p.m.                               Monday, April 30   7:00-8:30 p.m.

James J. Phillips, a Certified Specialist in estate planning, probate, and trust law with over 30 years of experience, will speak on estate planning, trusts, probate, and related tax matters.  James J. Phillips, J.D. from Hastings College, has a “highest rating of professional  excellence” for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell.

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.

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On Wednesday, February 21, 3-5 p.m., feng shui master and author Woody Chan will share insights into the characteristics of the earth dog and what the new year has to offer.  Come and learn feng shui steps for your home and environment.

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FIX IT Cfixit FRMLINIC at the FREMONT MAIN Library

Saturday, January 20, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Fixit coaches will help mend broken small electronics, bikes, appliances, and toys at this all-age, do-it-together repair event.  Along with coaches, the library will provide workspace and tools.  Wannabe fixit coaches, handy persons, teens and kids and tinkerers may sign up at http://goo.gl/qTzh9J .

Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401.

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Do you like to meet your next employer, explore career options, learn about opportunities, or network with key contacts?  The Ohlone College Foundation and the Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center are hosting a career Fair.  There will be many in-demand industries at the fair, recruiting for the full-time and part-time positions.

  • Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
  • Time: 12 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Location: Ohlone College, Newark Center, 39399 Cherry Street, Newark

This career fair is free and open to the public.  Parking is $4.

Pre-register at tricitiesonestop.com.

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Alameda County Social Services Agency is holding a job fair on Tuesday, July 18th, from 10 am to 12 pm.  This job fair is open to all candidates.  Please come dressed for an interview and meet with hiring managers from Federal Express, Chariot, Randstad Staffing & Allied Security … etc.

Employers are looking to hire but not limited to the following positions: customer service, security guards, clerical, drivers, and package handlers.

Job Fair Location: 2000 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, 2nd Floor, Network Center Room

RSVP by sending an email to mmithaiwala@acgov.org to reserve your spot.

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Fremont Fire, Support Services division, is offering free Personal Emergency Preparedness Training to the residents of Fremont. This is a 3- hour long class. All classes are held at the training facility located at 7200 Stevenson Blvd.

Class will cover:

  • Earthquakes and Disaster Awareness
  • Gas, Electric & Water shut off
  • Fire Extinguisher training
  • Smoke detector placement.

Class schedule:

  •  weekdays – 7:00 to 10:00 PM
    Thursday, August 24th
    Wednesday, November 8th.
  • weekends – 9:00 to 12:00 PM with hands on training at 12:15
    Saturday, May 13th
    Saturday, September 16th

To register for class please send an email to FirePubEd@Fremont.gov or call 510-494-4244

For more information, click FremontCERT.org.

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msw2 logoMoney Smart Week is a national initiative in its seventh year between the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming to help community members better manage their personal finances. Money Smart Week will be from April 22-29, 2017.  Money smart programs at the Fremont Main Library this month include:

INVEST IN YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE
Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Financial Advisor Chunchi Ma of investment firm Waddell & Reed, will share insights into various college funding options available to parents, from the well-known 529 plan, to the less popular Coverdell Plans, their pros and cons, and other less traditional methods.

FILING BANKRUPTCY: WHAT IT MEANS AND HOW IT HELPS
Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Bankruptcy Court is where you go when you need protection from your creditors and a fresh start. Attorney Eric Boeing has represented people in bankruptcy cases since 2009. At this event, Attorney Boeing will discuss and answer your questions about: using income, assets, expenses, and debts to predict your case’s outcome; the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13; what can disqualify you from filing a case; what the Court’s protection covers; what assets you can keep (Spoiler: most of them); when not to file (or wait).

SMART TAX STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Many business owners don’t think about tax planning until it’s time to meet their CPA. Brian Chong, CPA, CFP® will teach strategies to reduce business owners’ taxes. Brian, whose clients are mostly engineers, real estate investors, and business owners, has been doing taxes since 2001. He is a UC Berkeley economics graduate and holds a Master’s degree in taxation from San Jose State. Brian is a licensed CPA and Enrolled Agent.

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.

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