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Money Smart Week
The 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...
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Until we find that goose laying golden eggs, we are all going to have to learn to manage credit and debt wisely. Luckily, NIU’s Center for Economic Education and STEM Outreach are offering a workshop for educators and a STEM Café for the general public to help people learn about financial literacy. And, in the...
NIU students talk Monday to Tyler Elementary School fourth-graders about Money Smart Week.
Two NIU students traveled Monday to DeKalb’s Tyler Elementary School to promote Money Smart Week. A student actor portraying Benjamin Franklin spoke to fourth-grade students about financial literacy. Booklets provided by Money Smart Week to familiarize each student with the topic. Each booklet contained key terms about economics, spending plans and banks and well as...
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Northern Illinois University will host or participate in 16 financial literacy events in DeKalb, Geneva, Naperville, Rockford and Sycamore during the Federal Reserve Bank’s Money Smart Week, scheduled from Saturday, April 20, through Saturday, April 27. “This year’s Money Smart Week is an exciting chance for students to gain knowledge about financial literacy topics that...
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An Irish pub might be the last place you’d expect to learn about your finances, but Northern Illinois University is ready to change that perception with a fun and innovative program called “Money Math: Using Credit Wisely.” This free community event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Claddagh Irish Pub, 1702...
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Northern Illinois University will host seven financial literacy and money management events at its Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford and main DeKalb campuses during the Federal Reserve Bank’s Money Smart Week. The week is scheduled from Saturday, April 21, through Saturday, April 28. “Money Smart Week is an excellent opportunity to provide free and valuable information...
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If you had a time machine, you might go back and make smarter decisions to improve your financial future. We’re not talking about picking winning lottery numbers or inventing Facebook before Mark Zuckerberg, but about everyday decisions that would safeguard you against recession — spending responsibly, understanding the stock market, avoiding credit traps and foreclosures....