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Money Smart Week

ABOUT MONEY SMART WEEK...

Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of thousands of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance. Partnering organizations will host their events April 22 - 29, 2017.

JOIN US TO KICK OFF MONEY SMARK WEEK!

SATURDAY, APRIL 22
SOUTH WOOD COUNTY MONEY SMART WEEK KICK-OFF

Children’s Festival | Receive a Piggy Bank
Explore childrens’ activities that promote financial literacy
Lincoln High School Field House | 10:00 am-3:00 pm

MONDAY, APRIL 24

Rent Smart
This is the first class in a series of 3. The focus will be on “How Much Does Renting Cost?” and “Locating & Inspecting Rental Properties”.
Presenter: Sarah Siegel
Wood County Courthouse | 10:00-11:30 am
McMillan Memorial Library | 5:30-7:00 pm

TUESDAY, APRIL 25

Credit: What Is It and How Do I Build It?
Building and managing credit can be tricky. Join a panel of presenters to learn how to keep your credit in tip top shape.
Presenters: Melissa Karcher, Pam Lovesee, Bob O’Connor and Jay Sandona
Lincoln High School—Room 210 | 6:00-7:30 pm

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

Am I Ready for Retirement?
It doesn’t matter if you are on the starting line or in the home stretch—join a panel of presenters as they discuss how to prepare for retirement.
Presenters: Jeff Clark, Todd Cour & Max Daven
River Cities Bank Community Room | 12:00-1:00 pm or 6:00-7:30 pm

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

Becoming Money $mart
Learn how to: handle your day to day spending, set a money goal for yourself, plan for unexpected expenses and make room for buying what’s most important to you. This session is a mixture of activities and resources to help you Become Money $mart!
Presenter: Sarah Siegel
Heart of WI Chamber of Commerce | 12:00-1:00 pm

OTHER EVENTS

Coloring Contest
Pick up coloring sheets from any Financial Stability Coalition member’s office
Prizes from local businesses awarded by age division.
Entries must be turned in by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 28, to be eligible for prizes.
Click here to download the coloring sheet

BIG READ Story Time at McMillan Library
April 19 and 20 | 9:30 am (Baby); 10:00 am (Toddler)

Kids Trivia on WFHR Radio (1320AM)
April 24-28 | Mornings

 

South Wood County Money Smart Week is sponsored by the following Financial Stability Coalition Members:

  • Bull's Eye Credit Union
  • Childcaring, Inc.
  • City of Wisconsin Rapids
  • Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
  • Key Savings Bank
  • McMillan Memorial Library
  • NextHome Partners
  • O'Connor Coaching
  • Paper City Savings
  • River Cities Bank
  • The Family Center
  • United Way of Inner Wisconsin
  • UW Extension of Wood County
  • WFHR
  • Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools
  • WoodTrust Bank

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