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2016/2017 Money Smart Programs
 

Laura Bruzas, green kitchen economist, founded Healthy Dining Chicago in 2003. She is a member of the American Library Association and a Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Money Smart partner. Laura also is an author and publisher, focusing on the value of a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. More about the presenter

HEALTHY DINING ON A DIME
February 7 @ 2:00 PM Eisenhower Library
August 16 @ 11:30 AM  Morton Grove Library
In this popular fast-paced program based on 100 Simple Ways to Eat Well for Less, audience members learn dozens of eco-friendly, health-supportive practical tips and insider secrets to save money big time whether eating in, dining out or entertaining. No coupons required!

GIVE YOURSELF A RAISE!
February 11 @ 7:00 PM - Eisenhower Library
April 16 @ 10:30 AM CPL Back of the Yards Branch
October 19 @ 12:30 PM Mathers | 3235 N. Central Avenue

There's an old adage that says, "A penny saved is a penny earned." It is a saying that green kitchen economist, Laura Bruzas, learned early in life and it has served her well. Join her as she shares her best money-saving tips that save her a minimum of $5,000 each year. She will share with you what she does with the money and help you give yourself a raise so that you, too, can pursue what your heart desires.

SHIFT YOUR ASSETS FROM CLUTTER TO CASH
Apr 1 @ Noon - Active Retired Citizens Club
May 16 @ 7:00 PM Addison Public Library

Jul 6 @ 7:00 PM Bensenville Community Public Library
Aug 13 @ 2:00 PM Austin-Irving Chicago Public Library
Oct 4 @ 7:30 PM St. Maria Goretti Women’s Club / Schiller Park
Mar 9 (2017) @ 7:00 PM Warrenville Public Library

Jun 13 (2017) @ 6:30 PM Elmwood Park Public Library
This program addresses:
• the true costs to your wallet and well-being of having too much stuff
• how to determine what to let go of and what to keep
• the best sources for valuing and selling or recycling your items
• what's hot what's not right not
• how-to avoid the inevitable pitfalls you'll encounter along the way
• valuable local resources you'll want to know about!

Presenter Laura Bruzas spent three years doing the research so that you don't have to!

In 2014 and 2015 programs were delivered to:
Chicago Public Libraries (Harold Washington, Logan Square, Sulzer,
Manning, Beverly), Suburban Public Libraries (Lyons, Bensenville, Eisenhower, Oak Park, Elgin), Grace Lutheran Church of LaGrange, Little Company of Mary Hospital, Western Springs Senior’s Club

Programs have also been delivered to Career Builders, National Realtors Association, U.S. Department of Public Health, National Future's Association, Marketing Innovators, Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, Bang & Olufsen, Options Clearing Corporation, TransWestern, and Gilda's Club.
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"Great! I was amazed at how thorough she was. There's no way I could have discovered this information on my own."  - Kay Stepkin

“Excellent presentation! Covered many areas that I was not aware of.”
-  David Kovnat

“Laura Bruzas is a fantastic speaker, very approachable, with tons of helpful tips and info. Bring her in for more topics!” - Anna Simon

“An excellent excellent presentation - so very well organized and professional. Laura is a gem.  She is amazingly thorough, professional and most giving – lovely. I highly recommend this program (Shift Your Assets) and feel any other program she presents will be just as excellent, informative and useful!” - Heather L Corsello

“I enjoyed the program. Got a lot of resources! Worth the time and effort to attend.” - Jonathon Simon
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For more information or to book Laura for a program for your workplace, local library, community group, place of worship, retreat or club, email  Laura@HealthyDining.org.

To sign up for Healthy Dining Chicago’s e-newsletter, go to www.HealthyDining.org or simply text HealthyDining to 22828. Find Laura on Twitter at @Laura_Bruzas. __________________________________________________

Updated 06/06/2017