April 6, 2021
Money Smart Week is a financial education campaign aimed to educate and help people better manage their personal finances. MSW 2021 runs Saturday, April 10 - Saturday, April 17 and will include free, on-line workshops throughout the week. This year’s campaign will focus on how to manage the financial impact from COVID-19.
MSW 2021 schedule:
Saturday, April 10 at 9:00 - 9:15 a.m. MST
Presented by: The University of Chicago Financial Education Initiative
Join us to discover some easy strategies and simple tools you can use to talk about money in a fun and comfortable manner.
Sunday, April 11 at 9:00 - 9:15 a.m. MST
Savings: A Little Can Make a Big Difference
Presented by: FINRA Investor Education Foundation
Learn how and why a much smaller amount of savings (hint: in the low hundreds) can help keep your rent/mortgage protected and utilities on. Additionally, learn just how much (little) you might need to save per paycheck to reach these attainable goals.
Monday, April 12 at 11:00 - 11:15 a.m. MST
Bank On It: Finding Safe & Affordable Bank Accounts
Presented by: The Economic Awareness Council
Join us to learn how to find accounts that remove the risk of overdraft, low balance charges, and other high fees so that you can manage your money to spend on what you choose.
Tuesday, April 13 at 11:30 - 11:50 a.m. MST
Understanding the Basics of Federal Student Loans
Presented by: U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid
Get a basic overview of federal student loan programs and learn tips to utilize federal student programs to help pay for education beyond high school.
Wednesday, April 14 at 12:00 - 12:15 p.m. MST
Tax-Related Fraud plus Identity Theft
Presented by: Internal Revenue Service
Join us to learn how to recognize signs that your identity has been stolen for tax-related issues.
Thursday, April 15 at 12:00 - 12:15 p.m. MST
Managing Personal Finances During Covid-19
Presented by: Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center
Learn suggestions for managing your money in a time of crisis.
Friday, April 16 at 11:00 - 11:15 a.m. MST
Housing Protections plus Resources
Presented by: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Will highlight resources that can help homeowners and renters during the coronavirus national emergency.
Saturday, April 17 at 9:30 - 9:45 a.m. MST
Tips for Managing Money Ups and Downs
Presented by: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension
Join this session to learn how to do your best with what you have available.