Thursday, April 19, 2012

Money Smart Week is April 21-28

Everyone Can Benefit From Financial Education

Mississippi Valley Library District Events:
Fairmont City Library Center - Money Smart Kids Read - Saturday, April 21 at Noon
Collinsville Public Library Center - Credit Counseling Workshop - Monday, April 23 at 5pm
Fairmont City Library Center - International Fund Transfers and Record Retention - Tues, April 24 at 7pm

Are you money smart? Everyone needs to know how to spend, save, and borrow money wisely to achieve their financial goals. That’s why more than 200 free classes and events will be offered during Money Smart Week®-St. Louis, April 21-28 throughout the St. Louis metro region. The goal is to help people learn about managing personal finances and understand why it’s important. Find a comprehensive list of classes at or call 2-1-1.

The week of classes include topics such as establishing a budget, understanding credit, first-time home buying, estate planning, saving and investing, credit, raising money smart kids, and more.

Classes, seminars, and activities focused on money management will be carried out by representatives of local community groups, financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, businesses, schools, libraries, government agencies, and media outlets. Almost all of the activities are free and are being held in St. Louis City and St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, and Warren counties in Missouri and the metro east counties of Madison, St. Clair, and Monroe.

Money Smart Week-St. Louis is coordinated by the Greater St. Louis Financial Education Collaborative and 80 partner organizations dedicated to financial wellness. This helps individuals raise their standards of living and also contributes to the welfare of neighborhoods, communities and cities.

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Posted by:
Katie Heaton
Branch Manager
Fairmont City Library Center