Be Money Smart
Almost all of us could benefit from being smarter about money. Luckily, Money Smart Week is just around the corner. The purpose of MSW is to provide consumers with information that will help them manage their personal finances better. It was started by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank in 2002 and has grown bigger each year as more financial institutions and libraries have joined the effort.
Cook Memorial is offering two programs for Money Smart Week, which this year is April 20 – 27.
To Your Credit
Monday, April 22 7pm Cook Park Register
We're partnering with Libertyville Bank & Trust to bring you this FDIC program. Learn how to order, read and analyze your credit report, as well as ways to repair your credit history.
Understanding Investing: what you need to know before you commit a penny
Thursday, April 25 7pm Aspen Drive Register
Investment specialist and Wall Street veteran Michael Heumos, PhD, will discuss investing in terms of financial planning, financial markets, diversification and asset allocation. He will also reveal the worst mistakes investors make.
Visit the Money Smart Week website to find related activities, including games for kids such as Financial Soccer and Peter Pig’s Money Counter. For adults who enjoy the mobile app Scavenger Hunt with Friends, there is an MSW scavenger hunt (with cash prizes!) that runs the entire month of April. This fun activity will test your financial know-how as well as your photographic creativity.