Virtual Money Smart Week, April 10-17, focuses on those hardest hit by pandemic
For Immediate Release
Chapter Relations Office
American Library Association
CHICAGO – The pandemic and the ensuing financial crisis had a devastating impact on low- and moderate-income communities, underscoring the need for sound financial management. During Money Smart Week, April 10-17, online programs will feature financial programming for communities hurting the most.
The week will feature a week-long free virtual campaign aimed at helping people better manage their personal finances, with a focus on those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A rich array of content will be available virtually during the week, offered by government, non-profit and educational institutions. Resources will include checklists and toolkits.
The public can visit moneysmartweek.org to find a series of 10-15 minute livestreaming events that will be offered each day of the week.
This year’s line-up includes:
- Saturday, April 10 @ 10:00 a.m. CST |
Talking Cents (The University of Chicago Financial Education Initiative)
- Sunday, April 11 @ 10:00 a.m. CST |
Saving (FINRA Investor Education Foundation)
- Monday, April 12 @ 12:00 p.m. CST |
Basic Banking (The Economic Awareness Council)
- Tuesday, April 13 @ 12:30 p.m. CST |
Student Loans (U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid)
- Wednesday, April 14 @ 1:00 p.m. CST |
Fraud Protection (Internal Revenue Service)
- Thursday, April 15 @ 1:00 p.m. CST |
Personal Finance (Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center)
- Friday, April 16 @ 12:00 p.m. CST |
Housing Protections + Resources (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
- Saturday, April 17 @ 10:30 a.m. CST |
Budgeting (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension)