Of all the personal finance books that I've read, this has been one of the best. The ratios described help you track your progress towards securing your financial future. Elegant in their simplicity, they rely on a hundred years of financial data to provide a reality check that ensures that you'll have enough money to provide for a secure retirement. Just as important, the author explains the steps you need to take to protect your financial resources through prudent investing strategies, using insurance to protect your personal and financial resources and using strategies that avoid the emotions that come with the ups and downs of the economy and the stock market. Where other books rely on complex or gimmicky strategies that rely on your emotions to get you to do the right thing, the author boils it down to simple numbers that can be easily understood. Read more
Starting June 1, the Library has a new web-based system for our calendar of events. The new calendar allows you to
register for programs online
get email reminders of programs you've signed up for, and
cancel your registration if you are unable to attend a program
You can see how many spaces are available for programs and get automatically signed-up on a waiting list if a program is full. From the home page, select Events/Programs to access the new calendar of events. If you don't care to register yourself online, Library staff can still register you or cancel your registration over the phone or in person. (It will be easier and more streamlined for staff to use too!)
Did you know the Library maintains a Facebook page? If you're a regular Facebook user, the Facebook page is where you can find information about library-related news, new services, upcoming events and service outages. It's also a place where you can interact with our library staff and fellow patrons. "Like" the library and keep in touch with what's happening at the Waterford Township Public Library
This past year, Waterford was one of a number of area libraries to receive funding to purchase new computers through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. This program combined federal stimulus funding with local dollars to allow us to replace a number of our older Internet computers with new computers to provide improved access to the Internet for our library users. One of the new grant computers is shown to the right. You'll find these new computers in our Children's area where they replaced computers that were over 6 years old. These new computers have 19" monitors and run Windows 7, the most current version of Windows available. Read more
The 2011 "Park and Read" program ends October 1st. The last day to check out a park pass from the library was Thursday, September 22nd. If you have a pass currently checked out, you must use it by October 1st.
Have you filed your tax return yet? Due to a local holiday in Washington DC, this year taxpayers will get a few extra days to file their tax returns. This year's deadline to file your federal and state tax return is April 18th. If you haven't completed your return yet, check out some of the online resources available to help you complete your return. The library also has some forms available in print form at the library.
The US Census has released local census counts for the State of Michigan. Waterford's 2010 population count is 71,707 people. There are a number of resources to review the census data in more detail. Some of the resources include: