Monday, April 14, 2014

Networking In Person and on LinkedIn: Free Seminar at Northview Bank & Trust

SCORE presents a free seminar:
Successful Networking In Person and Online Using LinkedIn.
Wednesday, April 16, 7:30-9 AM
Northview Bank & Trust
245 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093
RSVP to Dee Santucci, dsantucci @northview.com.  Seating is limited.



Thursday, April 10, 2014

We're Moving!

New Nonfiction has been relocated to the second floor with the rest of the adult nonfiction collection. Look for the latest books on gardening, cooking, health, business, history, self-help - you name it - upstairs. Reference desk staff will be happy to point you in the right direction.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Money Smart Week eResearch

The Glenview Public Library supports Money Smart investing all year long by offering library users access to top quality investing research via these online resources offered free to library members:

Value Line,
(investment research and rankings for stocks, funds and options)


Morningstar,
(investment resource specializing in fund investing)

S&P NetAdvantage,
(comprehensive source of business and investment information. Offers online access to popular Standard & Poor’s research products)
CCH Intelliconnect
CCH publications on federal and Illinois tax law, tax codes, tax regulations, and the state tax reporter. Includes online access to CCH Capital Changes containing publicly traded company histories, stock splits, reorganizations, recapitalizations, mergers and name changes.

These online business resources are just 4 of the many electronic library titles that the Glenview Public Library makes available to members both inhouse and from home. Login from home with your Glenview Public Library card number.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Risk is a Four Letter Word--Investing for Beginners

Don't miss this MONEY SMART WEEK® special presentation.
Risk is a Four Letter Word--Investing for Beginners
Thursday, April 10, 7-8 PM
Community Room East

Certified Financial Planner® Ed Gjertsen II will discuss interest rates and other market risks to help you better understand how these may affect your 2014 personal investment and financial planning goals.  Presented by The Financial Planning Association®.  Please register here.


Friday, March 28, 2014

IRS Warns of New Email Phishing Scheme Falsely Claiming to be from the Taxpayer Advocate Service


The Internal Revenue Service warns consumers to be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number.
 
The fake emails may include the following message: “Your reported 2013 income is flagged for review due to a document processing error. Your case has been forwarded to the Taxpayer Advocate Service for resolution assistance. To avoid delays processing your 2013 filing contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service for resolution assistance.”

Recipients are directed to click on links that supposedly provide information about the "advocate" assigned to their case or that let them "review reported income." The links lead to web pages that solicit personal information.

Taxpayers who get these messages should not respond to the email or click on the links. Instead, they should forward the scam emails to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov. For more information, visit the IRS's ReportPhishing web page.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service is a legitimate IRS organization that helps taxpayers resolve federal tax issues that have not been resolved through the normal IRS channels. The IRS, including TAS, does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, texting or any social media.

 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

National Medal of Honor Day March 25


nat'l day calendarNATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY

In 1990, the United States Congress designated March 25th, of each year, as National Medal of Honor Day, a day that is dedicated to all Medal of Honor recipients.
It was on March 25, 1863 when the first Medals of Honor were presented. Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton presented Medals of Honor (Army) to six members of ”Andrews Raiders” for their volunteering and participation during an American Civil War raid in April of 1862.
Created in 1861, the Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor. It is awarded only to US military personnel, by the President of the United States in the name of Congress, for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.
There are three versions of the Medal of Honor, one for the Army, one for the Navy and one for the Air Force, with personnel of the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard receiving the Navy version.
Since its creation, there have been 3, 468 Medals of Honor awarded to the country’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and coast guardsmen.

Monday, March 24, 2014

How to Make the Most of Your 401(k)--Morningstar Webinar


Money Smart Week® is just around the corner.  Are you ready?  During April 5-12, organizations around the country will be educating individuals on a variety of personal finance topics.  Morningstar will host an event on Monday, April 7th, at 5:30 PM Central.  Morningstar’s Christine Benz and Adam Zoll will discuss how to make the most of your 401(k), 403(b) or 457, and help you evaluate your company’s retirement plan to select the right investments.  If you’re in the Chicago area, you can come watch it live!
 
Free Event:      Make the Most of Your 401(k)
Hosted By:      Christine Benz and Adam Zoll
When:              Monday, April 7th, 5:30 PM Central Time
Where:             Morningstar HQ, 22 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602
RSVP:             http://www.morningstar.com/goto/msw2014
RSVP by April 1st.  The event is limited to 75 people, so please register early.
 
You may also view the session from home.  Morningstar will stream the event live from this link.
In addition to the April 7th program, Morningstar is offering a special Money Smart Week® online training session for Morningstar Investment Research Center database users on Friday, April 11th, at 12 PM Central.  Log in to the training session here.  The focus is on navigating the database using the screening and portfolio analysis tools, and where to find helpful information.