Money Matters

At the library we offer information to help you manage your finances to achieve your financial goals, including books on budgeting, credit, investing, real estate, identity theft, and other financial topics.

Financial Education Workshop Materials

In partnership with the Women's Employment Network, the Library is pleased to offer our Money Matters financial education workshop materials! The workshop slides (in English, Spanish, and Somali) are below. These workshop materials are made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart Investing​@​Your Library, a partnership with the American Library Association.

For additional Spanish and Somali-language resources, check out the Money Matters booklet.

For more information about these materials, or to inquire about hosting this program at your organization, contact WEN Financial Coach Latoya Woods at 816.595.1302 or .

Money Matters User's Guide

Teach Money Matters in your own community! The Money Matters User’s Guide has everything you need to help adults build their personal finance, including

  • Workshop presentation materials on banking, budgeting, credit management, identity theft, and payday loans
  • Workshop promotional materials
  • Evaluation materials

If you need assistance using this Guide, contact us at 816.701.3663 or email us.

Financial Coaching

Free one-on-one financial coaching is available at four Financial Opportunity Centers in Kansas City, including help with:

  • Budgeting
  • Setting future financial goals
  • Using tools to rebuild credit
Community Services League
404 North Noland Rd.
Independence, MO 64050
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Guadalupe Centers, Inc.
2600 Belleview
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Prosperity Center
5151 Troost Ave., Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Women's Employment Network
920 Main St., Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64105
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Money Matters booklet

The Money Matters booklet is another great way to learn about banking, budgeting, credit, identity theft, and payday loans. Print copies of this booklet are available at all Kansas City Public Library locations, Kansas City area Financial Opportunity Centers, and other local service providers.

Women's Employment Network workshops

The Women's Employment Network also offers free employment, entrepreneurship, and financial education workshops. See the workshop website for dates and registration information.

Need additional information?

Contact the Library's Career Resource Specialist:

Email | Phone: 816.701.3663