Money Smart Week is over for the Divas. We had a wonderful time meeting new friends and reconnecting with others. Money Smart Week is still in full swing until April 9th. Please visit the website and locate any number of events in your area.
For this 10th year of Money Smart Week, there were over 500 events in Illinois alone. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago initiated the program to increase the level of financial literacy among consumers. We think the week-long schedule of free financial literacy events is fan-tabulous. There are workshops on everything from balancing your check book to investing in foreign markets.
The Divas hosted a number of workshops on managing your household budget. We received a little help for one event from my after school teen group. There’s something very special about receiving financial literacy tips from the mouth of babes. Enjoy our little project describing the differences between credit and debit.