Money Smart Week 2014 will be held April 5th through April 12th!
Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordination effort of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, governement agencies and the media. These groups come together once a year to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help and provide free educational seminars and activities throughout the week.
See below for the 2014 Money Smart Week Events being held at CCPL.
Get in the habit of saving money!
During Money Smart Week teens can stop by the Young Adult desk to pick up a handout on the 52 Week Money Challenge and our financial literacy word search. If you complete and return the word search you will be entered into a raffle. The two winners of the raffle will each receive a special prize to help them get started on the 52 Week Money Challenge.
Financial Basics for Women
Tuesday April 8; 2:00 PM; Program Room
Most women find themselves being on their own financially at least some point during their lifetime. In addition, women have unique financial needs for a variety of reasons: amount of income earned, longevity of life, gaps in their employment and life choices. Come and learn about financial planning in respect to your relationship with money, money values and goals, managing one's cash flow, net worth, borrowing, and record keeping. Begin your financial future with Financial Basics for Women. This program will be provided by Purdue Extension.
Long-Term Care Planning
Wednesday April 9; 7:00 PM; Program Room
Long-term care includes a variety of services that help meet both the medical and non-medical needs of people with a chronic illness, injury or severe cognitive disorder who cannot care for themselves for long periods of time. As life expectancies increase this topic is becoming an important part of long term financial planning. Join Brenden Crews, Financial Services Professional with New York Life Insurance, as he discusses basic long-term care planning and methods of paying for long-term care costs.
Stop by the Children’s Department during Money Smart Week to participate in the following activities:
• Book Display
• DIY Table --- Design your own bill
• Counting Money Puzzles and Flash Cards
• Lego Guessing Jar (If each Lego in the jar costs a penny, how much do you think the whole jar is worth)