Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. 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 retirement4 planning.
Sat, April 21st – Sat, April 28th
Money Smart Week Will Start In
Retirement Planning Mistakes to Avoid
Monday, 04/23 at 7 PM
You work all week… can you retire someday? Topics will include the “Three Buckets” of retirements savings, what impact the new 2018 tax laws will have on retirees and other key factors for the baby boomer generation to consider.
Paying For College (Without Going Broke)
Monday, 04/23 from 7:30–8:30 PM
Discover new strategies available to families for planning, saving, or paying for college—strategies that can save you thousands of dollars while finding the best-fit college for your child. Parents are encouraged to attend this free, 60-minute seminar presented by My College Planning Team.
From Renting to Owning: Home Buying Journey
Tuesday, 04/24 at 7 PM
Robert Moyotl will present ways to position yourself so that you can qualify for a mortgage and afford your new home. Understand the different mortgages available, and the potential benefits and pitfalls of each.
Protect Yourself from Scams in Retirement
Wednesday, 04/25 at 7 PM
This educational training program, created by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, empowers seniors with the knowledge and tools they need to better protect themselves from con artists and deceptive business practices.
Understanding the Credit Report
Thursday, 04/26 at 7 PM
This workshop evaluates an actual credit report to explore the elements of the score, how it is determined, as well as the different types of credit available and their impact on a credit score. Presented by H.O.M.E. DuPage.