Over 36 financial institutions, schools, libraries, nonprofits and government agencies in the Milwaukee area will hold workshops and events during Money Smart Week® to promote financial literacy resources on topics such as credit, savings, kids and money, homeownership, insurance, scams and fraud, starting a small business, home loan modification or refinancing, managing student debt and retirement. These events are held at no-cost and open to the public and include:
Monday, April 22 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Do You Know What’s in Your Credit Report? Find out! Library staff and Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Greater Milwaukee staff will help you obtain and understand your free annual credit report. Location: Bay View Library 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee.
Tuesday, April 23 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm
WWBIC Loan Process- A to Z: Learn the ins and outs of the WWBIC small business loan program. Location: Mequon Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Rd. Call 414-263-5450 or visit www.wwbic.com to register
Wednesday, April 24 – Noon until 1:30pm
Making Sense of Your Personal Budget: Learn the importance of creating an emergency savings account, how to budget and save as well as clean up your credit. Call 414-263-5450 or visit www.wwbic.com to register. Location: BMO Harris Bank 7501 W North Ave, Wauwatosa.
Thursday, April 25 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Steps to Homeownership: This class guides you through the steps needed to ensure that purchasing and owning a house is filled with successes rather than failures. Location: Catholic Financial Life 2500 W. Lincoln Avenue, Milwaukee.
Be a part of it. Learn to be Money Smart. For information and a FULL list of activities and events, visit www.moneysmartweek.org.
About Money Smart Week®
Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign to promote financial literacy across all age groups. Launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the program is now active in more than 45 states through national partnerships with the American Library Association and the Financial Planning Association. More than 3,000 free, financial literacy programs are offered nationwide during Money Smart Week®.
Money Smart Week® Wisconsin began when the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions and the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy adopted the program. Each year hundreds of partners come together across the State of Wisconsin to hold Money Smart Week activities in their communities. The Milwaukee effort is supported by the My Money Help Line Education Coalition, and partners such as Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Greater Milwaukee, GreenPath Debt Solutions, Milwaukee Public Library, Social Development Commission, Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin, Inc. and WI Women’s Business Initiative Corporation.