Financial Seminars

Our seminars are available to the clients and employees of human service agencies in Central Maryland.

Piggy avatar 13We are also available to provide seminars for businesses on-site. We serve the general public in such venues as the various library branches throughout the area. The seminars teach comprehensive financial management skills in a user-friendly and meaningful practical way. Each presentation may last up to two hours and could include handouts, quizzes and other materials.

We offer a broad range of seminar topics to include but not limited to the following titles:

  • Where Did My Money Go – an exploratory course covering budgeting, saving and ways to increase income and reduce expenses
  • Understanding Credit – includes information on establishing and using credit, as well as understanding credit reports and scores
  • Your Job and Your Money – a practical class on the tools for acquiring a job and the necessary financial skills associated with managing your income
  • Investing Basics – a primer on the jargon of investing and the many alternatives to consider
  • Planning for Retirement – it’s not just about money but many other considerations as well
  • Preparing for Tax Time – a practical discussion centering around deductions and credits to include the EITC and implications of the Affordable Care Act
  • Financial Forum – a lively and engaging Q&A about the financial issues you most want to discuss

In addition we offer other topics inviting guest speakers to address such topics as :

  • Affording College – grants, scholarships and the FAFSA are discussed
  • Housing – affordability, tenant rights and other issues are explored
  • Identity Theft and Financial Fraud – timely information and ways to prevent becoming a victim



Making Change Roy Yenoli at HCC Silas Craft Scholars 9-11-13
Howard Community College’s Silas Craft Scholars listen to MakingChange presenter Roy Yenoli.

To schedule a seminar for your organization, call 410-313-0239 or email

Upcoming Seminars and Other Events

  • April 25, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Do you know what is in your credit report and should you care? What about your credit score — how is it derived how does it impact your financial situation? How important is your credit anyway and is it necessary? Roy Yenoli of MakingChange discusses these issues and more. This session will be held at Continue Reading

  • April 27, 2019
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Does investing seem like alphabet soup? Do you know the difference between an ETF and a MF, or a MMF from a CD? Are you risk averse and worried about losing money? Roy Yenoli of MakingChange presents an overview of the basics of investing at the Glenwood Branch of the Howard County Library System. Continue Reading