By Angie Johnson, Adult Services
As we become adults, many of us learn the hard way how challenging it can be to manage our money. Whether it’s taking out more debt than we should have or not saving money when we could have. Sometimes we live paycheck to paycheck and can barely cover our bills, let alone have anything left over for savings.
And then Covid-19 hit. The pandemic has dramatically impacted our whole lives. Financial security was not an exception – with job losses and pay cuts, people are dealing with more financial concerns than ever.
Money Smart Week is a chance to learn some valuable financial advice for free from your library. Every day for the week of April 10-17, 2021, we invite you to view a short live streaming event. Experts in the financial field will cover topics from budgeting to housing protections for consumers.
Virtual Money Smart Week 2021 will be held Saturday, April 10 – Saturday, April 17. This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The line-up of FREE virtual events is as follows:
• Saturday, April 10 @ 10 a.m. CST |
Talking Cents (The University of Chicago Financial Education Initiative)
• Sunday, April 11 @ 10 a.m. CST |
Savings: A Little Can Make a Big Difference (FINRA Investor Education Foundation)
• Monday, April 12 @ 12 p.m. CST |
Bank On It (The Economic Awareness Council)
• Tuesday, April 13 @ 12:30 p.m. CST |
Student Loans (U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid)
• Wednesday, April 14 @ 1 p.m. CST |
Tax-Related Fraud & Identity Theft (Internal Revenue Service)
• Thursday, April 15 @ 1 p.m. CST |
Personal Finances During Covid-19 (Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center)
• Friday, April 16 @ 12 p.m. CST |
Housing Protections + Resources (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
• Saturday, April 17 @ 10:30 a.m. CST |
Tips for Managing Money (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension)
View more details at www.moneysmartweek.org. Events are free and open to the public, but registration is advised. Questions for the panelists can be submitted during the registration process.