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January 21, 2009 > InfoBrain: Prosperity and Prizes with Newark Library's BeHealthy5: Finance

InfoBrain: Prosperity and Prizes with Newark Library's BeHealthy5: Finance

Newark Library helps you manage your money and win prizes in January with BeHealthy5: Finance. Get your Checklist for Financial Health at the Library or by e-mailing Barbara Telford-Ishida at Complete twelve activities to earn a fluorescent light bulb and an entry for grand prize gift certificates for local stores. Bring your completed checklist to the Information Desk at the Library by February 1st to get your January incentives and pick up February's Checklist for Mental Health.

Qualifying activities include free finance workshops on money management, estate planning and retirement planning. at the Newark Library. Other activities encourage you to plan, learn, earn, save, share and conserve for better financial health. You can join the Yahoo! Group BeHealthy5 to share more tips and advice.

Financial planner Kapil Bhatnagar teaches Fundamentals of Estate Planning on Saturday, January 24 at 1 p.m. Covered topics include what estate planning is, planning for incapacity and death, wills and probate, transfer taxes, lifetime giving, trusts, and life insurance in estate planning.

Learn how to protect your assets for retirement with independent financial planner Kit Batina's Retirement: Dream or Delusion? on Saturday, January 31 at 1 p.m. Batina will discuss strategies to ensure that you do not outlive your income, protection against long-term care expenses without paying an ongoing premium, new rules for Medi-Cal coverage for nursing home care, when to start taking Social Security, reverse mortgages and more.

People who missed financial literacy consultant Otis Ward's Money Management on January 10 can still sign up for a workshop on January 28 in Hayward by calling (510) 888-7100. Ward, who coordinates Alameda County's Asset Development Program for the Associated Community Action Program, focuses on financial planning, self-sufficiency and the responsible use of credit. Workshop participants can sign up for free one-on-one financial counseling.

Newark Library, a branch of Alameda County Library, is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Avenue, Newark, CA. BeHealthy5 continues through May, targeting mental, social, physical and spiritual health in turn. February features mental health with Saturday programs on origami, computer and electronics help, knitting and home de-cluttering and organization. Details of these and other library events are available at The health initiative is funded by through the California State Library. Prizes are courtesy of the Newark Library League and local businesses.

Barbara Telford-Ishida, Adult Services Librarian, Newark Library
(510) 795-2627 x20,

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