Free financial programs available during Money Smart Week

April 8, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Staff from Purdue University’s Division of Financial Aid and the Indiana Council for Economic Education, along with multiple local entities, will be participating in a state and national effort to present more than 3,500 free financial programs during Money Smart Week on April 18-25.

More information about local offerings is available online by going to http://www.moneysmartweek.org/findevents and then searching under Indiana-Tippecanoe County.

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign to promote financial education across all age groups. Launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the program is now active in more than 45 states through national partnerships with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension, and the American Library Association.

“Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort among a small group of Chicago-area organizations working to promote financial literacy,” said Alejo Torres, senior outreach manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. “Today, Money Smart Week continues to expand nationally, providing greater awareness of, and access to, personal finance resources for all.”

Money Smart Week events are open to the public at businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, nonprofits and government agencies throughout the country on topics including kids and money, unemployment, managing student debt, and retirement. To learn more, visit http://www.moneysmartweek.org.

Source: Raysha Duncan, Purdue Division of Financial Aid, 765-496-1461, duncanr@purdue.edu

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