Virtual Money Smart Week, April 10-17, focuses on those hardest hit by pandemic

For Immediate Release
Thu, 04/01/2021


Michael Dowling


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 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)

For more information, visit and follow @chicagofed and@MoneySmartWeek on Twitter and @frbchicago and @MoneySmartWeekNational on Facebook.