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Fountaindale Library hosts events for Money Smart Week

BOLINGBROOK – Fountaindale Public Library has several activities and events planned for Money Smart Week next week.

The Community Service Council of Northern Will County and BMO Harris are sponsoring programming at Fountaindale for Money Smart Week, a public awareness campaign that brings local businesses and community organizations together to educate and inform residents about finances.

The kick-off event at Fountaindale is a homebuyer expo on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

This homebuyer expo will include information on the CSC Your Home program, which works with potential home buyers to get them creditworthy, put a budget in place and put a savings plan together.

Down payment assistance may be available for those who qualify. This exciting event is free to the public and includes a drawing as well. 

Registration is required for the additional events below. To register, visit

The Home Buying Process (7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday)

Buying a home and not sure where to begin? Come to this information session for a short presentation and where a panel of experts will be available to answer your questions.

The Mortgage Process (7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday)

Learn and understand the process of getting a mortgage.

Credit : Understanding What Credit Scores Mean (7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday)

This informational session will teach you about credit, what credit scores mean and how to fix your credit.

Budget and Saving (7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday)

Learn to create a budget and put a savings plan in place.

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