Movie Mondays: Director J.C. Chandor and Money

~posted by Frank

Director J.C. Chandor has only made three films, but he has emerged as one of America’s most accomplished young directors. Two of his films are smart, thrilling, engaging dramas about money, and are ideal viewing during Money Smart Week. Continue reading “Movie Mondays: Director J.C. Chandor and Money”

Knowledge is Power: Educating Yourself about Foreclosure, Scams, and Your Rights

Angeline Thomas is our guest blogger today. She is the Staff Attorney who oversees the Foreclosure Mediation and Outreach Project—a WA-based foreclosure prevention program based at Seattle University School of Law designed to connect homeowners to reputable resources through outreach and education.

No doubt, the thought of foreclosure is scary, confusing, and often overwhelming. In fact, many hard-working homeowners are willing to slap down thousands of dollars to anyone offering to save their home. Because most people don’t know all their legal options and/or their legal rights, they are willing to trust almost anyone willing to offer help. If this is you or someone you know–stop! Don’t panic and, please, don’t do anything else until you have read this blog post. Continue reading “Knowledge is Power: Educating Yourself about Foreclosure, Scams, and Your Rights”

Money Smart Week at the Library, April 18-28

Money Smart Week logoInterested in learning how to live within a monthly budget, manage debt and maintain good credit, and more? Come check out our Money Smart Week programs! As part of the national Money Smart Week movement, which you can check out at, The Seattle Public Library has offerings including:

There will also be blog posts each day next week with great content, and displays at many branches with handouts and books to jump-start your financial resolutions.

To kick off the week, we’ve created a list for you on the Top Ten Ways Your Library Card Can Save You Money. Check it out, along with the other great resources we’re hosting!

Frugal Friday Fun

Green Pig in Central displayMost of us don’t mind having fun that costs a little less….as long as it is just as fun as the costlier kind! Here are a few frugal AND fun ideas to get you ready for the weekend.

First, take advantage of the library’s museum passes program. With your SPL card, you can reserve and print out an admission pass to participating Seattle museums at no charge! Continue reading “Frugal Friday Fun”