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Money Smart Week 2018

March 28, 2018

Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government 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. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning. The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002.

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Money Smart Week Classes at Heartland Community College

A light lunch will be available for those who sign up in advance.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Fraud Prevention

CEFCU, 12:30-1:15 p.m., WDC 1402

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your name, Social Security number, account number, insurance information, or other identifying data to commit fraud or other crimes. In this electronic age, it has become an all-too-common danger. Fortunately, there are many preventative measures you can take to substantially reduce the chance of identity theft occurring and steps you can take to minimize damage if you do become a victim.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Financial Literacy for Young Adults

Heartland Bank, 1:00-1:45 p.m., WDC 1402

Struggling to make ends meet? Do you feel like you are in a continuous cycle of earning money and spending it all with nothing left at the end of the month? This Money Smart Week (MSW) program will help you take steps to break out of this cycle by creating a budget, automating your expenses, saving money, and using credit responsibly.  Small changes today can lead to big changes tomorrow!

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Credit Building, Maintenance and Repair

Mid Illini Credit Union, 12:30-1:15 p.m., WDC 1402

You will learn how personal credit can impact you, which factors carry the most weight on your credit report and what steps you can take to start rebuilding your credit.

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