Join Us for Money Smart Week 2012

Post submitted on behalf of Grant Myatt, Communications Intern at United Way of Metropolitan Chicago.   Tax season is over, although, money is something always on the mind. Money Smart Week from April 21-28 is a great opportunity to relieve some stress and learn more about money management. This year’s Money Smart Week celebrates 10 years of helping citizens improve their financial literacy and education. The program provides a series of free classes and activities to help consumers better manage their personal finances. The event, organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, began in 2002 and now partners with the American Library Association to bring classes to more than 30 states. Class topics range from Credit & Debt Management to Teens & Money and are free to attend. United Way of DuPage/West Cook is proud to be involved with Money Smart Week again by offering two classes about financial education. In Westmont, The Southeast DuPage Health Initiative will host a Personal Financing 101 and Budgeting class on Monday, April 23. The class will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. in both English and Spanish. Presented by First Midwest Bank, the class is designed for those looking to understand their financial position and how to achieve financial success, money management advice and individual evaluation. In partnership with BMO Harris, the second class on Thursday, April 26 will take place at Outreach Community Ministries, one of United Way’s partner organizations. Representatives from BMO Harris will present their “Get Real” program for teenagers. United Way’s CEO, Wendy DuBoe, will also present as the keynote speaker at the Money Smart Week Kick-off Breakfast Monday April 23 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. For more information, check out the calendar of events for Money Smart Week 2012.

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