Money Smart Week® Wisconsin Scheduled for April 23–30
Dozens of communities across the state will celebrate Money Smart Week® Wisconsin, April 23-30, with hundreds of events focused on improving the personal financial awareness of Wisconsin citizens.
Money Smart Week® Wisconsin is the highlight of April as National Financial Literacy Awareness Month, a joint effort by state and federal government agencies and private-sector organizations to raise awareness of the importance and value of financial literacy.
Communities have scheduled free events to teach consumers of all ages about personal finance during the week. A listing of scheduled events can be found at www.moneysmartweek.org.
Initiatives being planned include:
• “The Big Read,” a statewide event for children in grades PreK-4 during Money Smart Week®. At dozens of locations across the state, adults will read “Start Saving, Henry!” by Nancy Carlson. More than 2,000 complimentary copies of the book will be distributed.
• Wisconsin Teach Children to Save Day on April 29, sponsored by the Wisconsin Bankers Association.
• National Credit Union Youth Month sponsored by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the Wisconsin Credit Union League.
• National Credit Education Month sponsored by CBM Credit Education Foundation Inc.
• April is Financial Literacy Month, sponsored by the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy and Wisconsin Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. Find out more information at www.jumpstart.org/faq.html.