Financial Literacy Virtual Programs

The PA Department of Banking and Securities is providing online financial literacy programs. Check out the descriptions below to see what they have to offer. Follow the links to register.

April is Financial Capability Month, as such, our Midweek Money Matters sessions will focus on things we can do to make wise and safe financial decisions. We will cover important topics like budgeting, the true costs of credit, teaching kids to save, and even an introduction to home buying! It is an exciting month; be sure to register for each session you plan to attend. Registration is limited, so don’t delay!

4/6 & 4/7Money Management and Budgeting – These days we can all use a little reminder on money management and budgeting. Whether it is a crash course in the reality of the economy or a quick refresher, this session will include “paying yourself first,” setting goals, and planning what you will do with your money. It’s the perfect way to kick off Financial Capability Month.

4/13 & 4/14Understanding the True Cost of Credit – It is easy to pull out a credit card to make that purchase. But have you considered what the cost of the item purchased on your credit will cost in the long run? We will help you become a more informed borrower by discussing the ins and outs of fees and costs associated with credit purchases.

4/20 & 4/21Top 10 Ways to Teach Kids to Save –Teach Children to Save Day is on April 22nd! Join us as we talk about ways to teach children to save and the importance leading by example. Key topics will include when to say “yes”; creating a spending plan; saving intentionally for those things that we “want,” while making sure that our needs are met; and more. Do not miss this unique opportunity.

4/27 & 4/28First Time Home Buyers: Where do You Start – With interest rates lower than ever, many people are considering buying a home. If you are a first-time home buyer, or it’s been years since you owned a home, knowing where to start with one of the biggest financial decisions is critical. This session will cover common first-time home buyer tips as well as provide some not-so-common tips that can go a long way in helping to ensure that you are well equipped for that homebuying process.

You can also visit our Eventbrite page at http://padobs.evenbrite.com, to see each of our scheduled sessions.

Accessing POWER Library E-Resources From Home

With public libraries (and schools) closed to the public, please remember the POWER Library is open 24 hours a day! The POWER Library includes over 20 online databases plus over 16,000 e-books you can read online and/or download. If you do not have a public library card yet, please sign up for an eCard to access the POWER Library. An eCard will provide you with immediate access to the e-resource provided in POWER Library.

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Links to Tax Information & Forms

Federal: https://www.irs.gov/

State: https://www.revenue.pa.gov/

Scott Township Tax Office: https://scott-twp.com/departments/taxes/

Library staff will assist with printing forms, but we may not provide tax advice. The cost of printing is $.20/page for black and white copies and $.50/page for color copies. Click here for more information on the library’s print pick up service.

H&R Block Nonprofit Referrals: Click here to learn how your tax return can help Scott Township Public Library.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Provides In-Person and Virtual Tax Preparation Services in Allegheny County.