Money Smart Week returns April 18 to NIU, DeKalb County

Money Smart Week logoThe Financial Literacy Collaborative/DeKalb County Ca$h Coalition will team again with local community and university partners to again bring a local version of the nationally Money Smart Week program to NIU and DeKalb County.

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to promote financial literacy across all age groups.

Last year, the coalition promoted 60 events with more than 1,400 individuals taking part in workshops, sessions and special events. This year, the financial literacy campaign has expanded and added many new facets to the week. Numerous local businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media will host more than 100 free program sessions between Saturday, April 18, and Saturday, April 25, with almost 30 sessions taking place on NIU’s campus.

Coalition members and members of the greater community will be presenting on topics covering all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to preparing for college to first-time home buying, estate planning, couponing and more.

All are welcome, including NIU students, faculty, staff and community members. For more information, call (815) 753-0713 or email randi@niu.edu.

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