Financial Literacy Classes

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Class Descriptions

Classes are in person at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL 60115.

Social Security's Best Kept Secrets

Did you know a married couple has over 80 different strategies for how they can claim their benefits? Or that a government pension can have a significant impact on the benefits you or your spouse will receive? Social Security planning is not “one size fits all.” If you’re not looking into all your options for collecting, you could make an expensive mistake.

How Financially Successful People Build & Preserve Wealth

No good happens by rushing things, especially when it comes to investing. In this presentation, you’ll learn what destroys wealth, how successful investors create wealth, and how to alter behavior to work towards being successful.

Estate Planning 101

Not just for the wealthy, estate planning is essential for everyone—even a bad will is usually better than no will at all. Estate planning involves not only passing on your real estate, personal property, and financial assets to your heirs, but also planning for others to make decisions for you should you become incapacitated or die. A well-thought out estate plan can help you provide for loved ones while managing taxes and ensuring that your wishes are carried out. Estate planning is the key to making sure that everything you work for is passed on according to your wishes. These are difficult decisions, but if you don’t make them, a court will.


Financial Literacy Month programs are a collaboration of DeKalb Public Library and other local partners to share information and resources on personal finance topics. All entities are separate and not affiliated with LPL Financial. Walsh & Associates and LPL Financial do not provide tax and/or legal advice. Clients should consult with their personal tax and/or legal advisors regarding the tax consequences of investing.



2350 Fruitville Rd., Ste. 201
Sarasota, FL 34237
941.952.1188 p
941.952.1184 f

HOURS: M-F, 9:00-5:00 ET


444 E. Hillcrest Dr., Ste. 230
DeKalb, IL 60115
815.748.2130 p
815.748.3401 f

HOURS: M-F, 9:00-5:00 CT

Securities Offered through LPL Financial Member FINRA / SIPC.  Financial Planning and investment advice offered through Walsh & Associates, a registered investment advisor. Walsh & Associates is a separate entity from LPL Financial. The LPL Financial registered representative associated with this website may discuss and/or transact business only with residents of the states in which they are properly registered or licensed. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident of any other state.
JOSEPH PATRICK WALSH JR, whose state of domicile is Florida and principal place of business is the Sarasota, Florida address above, holds CA Insurance #0I66674.