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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Money Smart Week April 18-25, 2015

Money Smart Week is here and underway! Money Smart Week was created in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. It is a public awareness campaign full of events that teach people how to handle their personal finances in a way that benefits them most. There are Money Smart Week events happening in counties all over Washington State. Here are just a few of the educational events that will be put on during the rest of the week:
  • April 21st:
    • "Kids & Cash" is a program that gives tips and advice to parents on how to talk to their kids about money and forming responsible money habits
  • April 22nd:
    • "Navigating Your Credit World" will teach you how to build, repair, and access your credit score                                                                                                     
    • "We’re Talking Money!" is an opportunity to get one-on-one assistance with your librarian and explore all the financial resources your library has to offer 
  • April 23rd:
    • The "Online Banking" class will teach people how to safely and securely pay their bills online 
    • "Establishing, Improving and Maintaining Credit" shows people how credit companies calculate credit scores and how consumers can use this knowledge to improve their credit score
  • April 24th:
    • "Be Money Smart!" is happening in libraries all over the state. This is a display with take-home financial information for consumers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs with information on loans, financial management, investing and job training
  • April 25th: 
    • "Cyber Theft-How to Protect Yourself" will be giving tips on how to keep yourself safe from identity theft and internet scams
    • "Shred Day" is a great opportunity to get all your personal and financial documents shredded on the spot and keep yourself safe from identity theft
    • "The Financial Family Fun Fest" is an event for the whole family with crafts for kids and free financial one-on-one signups for the adults.
These are only a few of the great events offered during the rest of Money Smart Week. To see the entire list of events, visit