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Thinking Money traveling exhibition comes to the Central Library

MoneyThrough an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun activities, Thinking Money explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day, imagining your future self and avoiding financial fraud. Financial literacy themed programs are scheduled for the month of February for a deeper dive into the message of the exhibit. The exhibit and all programs are free.

Programs will include Thinking Money:  The Psychology Behind our Best and Worst Financial Decisions and Trick$ of the Trade:  Outsmarting Investment Fraud. For a full calendar of library events, visit or call 585-428-8130 for more information. Admission to the exhibition and all programs are free of charge.

Thinking Money was created by the American Library Association (ALA) in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

 In April 2016, ALA and the FINRA Foundation announced 50 libraries nationwide to host the 1,000-square-foot exhibition. In addition to the exhibition loan, the Central Library also received a $1,000 programming allowance, expenses paid for a training session at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in June 2016, and promotional and support materials.

 Program Information:  

 Trick$ of the Trade - Outsmarting Investment Fraud 

Date:  Saturday, February 11th 

Time:  2-4pm

Location:  Pittsford Community Library

Investment fraud can happen to you!  Did you know people who are college-educated, optimistic and self-reliant are the most likely victims of investment fraud?  Those with higher incomes and financial knowledge, or that have had a recent health or financial change, are also targets.  Come learn about the signs of investment fraud, tactics to deter fraudsters, and how to make sure your money is in the hands of a licensed professional.  A 60 minute film will be viewed followed by a discussion. 

"Trick$ of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud" was developed by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, in partnership with AARP. The program was distributed nationally in association with WQED Pittsburgh and American Public Television.

Thinking Money - The psychology behind our best and worst financial decisions.    

Date:  Saturday, February 25th 

Time:  2-4pm

Location:  Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium

Why is it so much more fun to spend than save?  Can we re-wire our brains to make smarter financial decisions?  Join us for a showing of the documentary "Thinking Money" followed by a discussion with Dr. Christopher Niemiec of the University of Rochester Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology.  

Thinking Money explores:

--Ways behavioral biases affect your financial decisions

--Why too many choices can be paralyzing

--How a good "nudge" can help you achieve your financial goals

--How technology can be embraced to help you save money

--Steps you can take to achieve greater financial security

Professor Niemiec is interested in human motivation, emotion, and personality in social contexts. His research uses self-determination theory to examine the nature and functional significance of autonomy in a variety of life's domains, including finance.

Thinking Money was produced by Rocket Media Group, LLC in association with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and Maryland Public Television.  Distributed nationally by American Public Television.