Let's face it, times are tough right now financially for a lot of people.  The leading factors include higher than normal gas and energy prices.  Higher gas prices then lead to higher costs for most everything, including groceries.


It's times like these that we all need to find a way to stretch our budgets.  We need to figure out how to spend less and still get the things we need.  Well, there is a financial management presentation in Dubuque on Tuesday, September 20.   And it's FREE

Carnegie-Stout Public Library will welcome financial coach Angie Carlson on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. in the third-floor auditorium. Carlson will discuss how to take better control of your financial situation and make your dollars stretch further, especially during challenging times. This program is free and open to the public.


Angie Carlson is a financial coach in Dubuque, Iowa. She specializes in helping families and individuals going through life-altering events to navigate and manage their finances.

The mission of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library is to improve the quality of life by providing resources for individual enjoyment, enlightenment, and knowledge, and that enhance the literacy of youth. Learn more at www.carnegiestout.org.

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