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Forge Your Financial Future at Library Series
The Financial Planning Association™ (FPA) of Massachusetts continues its ongoing Fiscal Fitness 2012 series of financial planning presentations being held at the Boston Public Libraries.
The fourth discussion addresses “Forging Your Financial Future,” and provides a great overview of the financial planning process, as well as an understanding of how a financial planner can help an individual or a family. The seminar will also highlight some of the basic financial planning issues for individuals and families. The hour-long event will take place at the Copley Branch of Boston Public Libraries on Tuesday, April 24, at 6 p.m.
“The idea of managing your daily budget and saving for something that seems so far-away – like a house, or a wedding, or a college education, or retirement – can be so overwhelming that many people don’t take the time to understand how to do it effectively day-by-day,” said John Napolitano, president of FPA™MA. “By understanding how to better face these financial planning issues, as well as understanding how beneficial a financial planner can be, attendees can walk away with a motivation to exercise more control on their financial futures, and to feel assured in doing so.”
The financial planning series will conclude in May with a discussion on “Real World Retirement Planning,” (Tuesday, May 8).
About the Financial Planning Association™ of Massachusetts
Since the year 2000, the FPA™ MA has sought to foster the value of financial planning and advance the financial planning profession in the Bay State. Our 900 members are dedicated to the financial planning process, which entails establishing personal and financial goals and creating a way to reach them. FPA™MA believes that everyone needs objective advice to make smart financial decisions and that when seeking the advice of a financial planner, the planner should be a CFP® certificant.
Many FPA™ MA members engage in philanthropic pro bono work in their communities. They also recommend legislation, elevate public awareness, promote financial literacy, and advocate for sound economic and tax policies. We welcome all those who advance the financial planning process and promote the CFP® mark as the cornerstone of the financial planning profession. For more information please call 866-804-0484 or visit www.fpama.org.
More About Boston Public Library - Central Library
A landmark of the city, the Boston Public Library in Copley Squareserves as the central library for Boston's 26 branches. It's broken down into two parts: the Johnson Building and McKim Building.
With 6.1 million books -- including 1.2 million rare books and manuscripts -- numerous maps, musical scores and prints, more than 2.2 million people use the library each year. Notable collections include first edition folios by William Shakespeare, original music scores by Mozart, and the personal library of John Adams.
The Boston Public Library is also well-known for its collection of famous murals. In the McKim building, the Chavannes Gallery contains paintings by French artist Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, including "The Muses of Inspiration Hail the Spirit of Light." The Abbey Room displays murals titled the "Quest of the Holy Grail" by American artist Edwin Austin Abbey and spectacular murals painted by John Singer Sargent line the Sargent Gallery. The series, perhaps his most important work, shows the development of world religions and is different from his well-know American and European portraits and landscapes.
Daily tours focus on the art and architecture of the library, and programs include a full calendar of events, packed with everything from a fall author series, a Monday night film series featuring movies made in Massachusetts, and concerts in the courtyard every Friday during the summer. Calendar listings are available online, and are also broken down by neighborhoods for each of the 26 branches throughout the city.
The library also offers an array of changing exhibits -- like a current showcase of vintage postcards and travel posters -- story-times for children, English as a second language workshops, a teen room, inter-library loans, and adaptive technology for people with disabilities. Visitors can also spend time in the courtyard, and grab a bite to each at the Map Room Cafe.
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