Make an April resolution to get your financial house in order with classes at Tacoma public libraries

Throughout the month of April, the Tacoma Public Library is offering free classes to help people get a handle on their financial lives.

“Money Smart Month” is co-sponsored by Apprisen Comprehensive Financial Counseling and the Washington Department of Financial Institutions. The classes involve no sales pitches, according to a news release.

Workshops are free, but you must register. Go to, click on “programs and events” and find the link for “Money Smart Month.” Find the workshop you would like to attend there. Or, call the library at 253-292-2001, ext. 3.

The workshops are:

Get Out of Debt Now

Family Budgeting: Make Your Money Stretch

Social Security & Retirement: What You Need to Know

Understanding Your Credit Report

Prevent ID Theft & Financial Fraud

The Most Important Card in Your Wallet: How to Save Money using your Library Card. (No reservation required.)