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Though in-person meetings have been suspended due to COVID 19 you may explore our Subject Guides listed on the right and use many Online Resources at home with your library card.

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New! Learn to Bank Online

Banking is a task that can be accomplished online and this series of videos can help you get started. Ready, Set, Bank™, a completely free, easy to use, online program, has a series of micro-learning videos designed to equip older adults or any novice with step-by-step support, providing the basic skills to manage money and bank online. You can watch the entire series or select individual videos to learn new skills.

Personal Finance Subject Guides
  • Go to the "Subject Guides" box on the right hand side of this page to get tips about budgeting, investing, student loans & preparing for retirement. 
Financial Counseling
 Financial Coaching has been suspended while the Library is closed due to the response to COVID-19. 

Take steps towards financial stability by meeting with a financial coach.

The Financial Coaching Corps of The Community Service Society of New York provides free and confidential help in developing positive financial skills, including:

  • Improving credit by obtaining, reviewing and repairing credit reports;
  • Using formal banking services and avoiding fringe services;
  • Reducing debt by developing a debt management plan;
  • Creating and using budgets to manage finances;
  • Increasing savings to build assets;
  • Applying for public benefits.

One-on-one financial coaching is offered by appointment only on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM at the Business & Career Center. Visit bklynlib.org/2ArMMFA to make an appointment.

Tax Help
Tax Help has been suspended while the Library is closed. Deadlines for filing and paying income tax have been changed to July 15. 
Visit the IRS website for answers to your questions:  
www.irs.gov/newsroom/filing-and-payment-deadlines-questions-and-answers
  • During tax season get free assistance filing your taxes from organizations such as AARP and the Food Bank.
  • Attend events and workshops at the Library on saving, credit repair, investing and more.
  • Go to our Events Calendar to see all of our upcoming finance events and workshops.
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