Money Smart Week® (MSW) is a series of free classes and activities designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. MSW partners will be hosting their events April 20 - 27, 2013.
Are you a consumer looking for Money Smart Week classes and events in your area? Click here to find free financial education events near you!
Are you a Money Smart Week partner or financial literacy provider looking for resources? Click here to register as a partner, add events, find partner tools and more!
Money Smart Kid Contest
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Check out Money Smart Week on Facebook!
Money Smart Week® has just launched its own Facebook page! Check it often for financial literacy events, tips and news year-round. Read More
President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability Launches New Website
Money as You Grow, developed by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, provides 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons—with corresponding activities—that kids need to know as they grow. Written in down-to-earth language for children and their families, Money as You Grow will help equip kids with the knowledge they need to live fiscally fit lives. The lessons in Money as You Grow are based on more than a year of research, drawn from dozens of standards, curricula, and academic studies.
Michigan House declares April 21-28, 2012, as Money Smart Week
The Michigan House recently passed a resolution declaring April 21-28, 2012, as Money Smart Week in Michigan. It recognizes the efforts of partners across the state and the importance of financial education for all Michiganders. Read the resolution then find a class near you!
First Lady of Wisconsin Supports Money Smart Week
In a recent letter, First Lady of Wisconsin, Tonett Walker, expressed her support for Money Smart Week and stressed the importance of financial literacy. She explained that education is the key to surviving financially when the economy is rapidly changing. On behalf of the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy, she urges all citizens to participate and be part of the activities going on in their communities. Organizing committees and volunteers have been working together to provide hundreds of free classes and seminars all over the state. She believes that Money Smart Week "truly makes a difference in the lives of many Wisconsin citizens." Visit the online calendar to find a class near you!
Learn the Facts About Your Credit ReportIn the most recent issue of FTC Facts for Consumers, the Federal Trade Commission informs readers how to dispute credit report errors. An easy-to-understand process is detailed, giving you instructions on who to contact, what information to provide and when to do so. Don’t know how to access and review your credit report? No need to worry, information on who to contact and directions on how to order your report for free are provided. Read the facts and get credit smart!
Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation just released Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012, which provides Americans with practical help for making sound financial decisions and saving for their future. The resources highlighted in Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012 are based on FINRA and FINRA Foundation research and tools that can help consumers keep their finances on course. Take a look and stay on track in 2012!