Imagine what it would be like to be handed a paycheck without the looming knowledge that it was already all gone weighing you down. Sound like just a pipe dream? Maybe not. This year’s round of monthly Speaker’s Bureau events kicks off  with a valuable information session on ways you can work toward combatting the many troublesome burdens of debt. Linda Buckmaster of Women, Work, and Community will speak on the matter, offering up money management techniques to help those on the road to financial freedom. “It’s true that money can’t buy happiness,” she says, “but money trouble can make you very unhappy.” Take back control of your checkbook and your happiness.

This event is free to the public. Individuals from all backgrounds and budgets are welcome. For more information, call 338-6809 Ext. 115 or e-mail

WHEN: Thursday, February 24th from 6pm to 7:30pm

WHERE: Belfast Free Library – Abbott Room