Welcome to Money Smart Week

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Tomorrow marks the official start of Money Smart Week, a public awareness campaign started in 2002 by the Federal Reserve bank in Chicago to help consumers better understand and manage their personal finances.

Throughout Money Smart Week we’ll be bringing you resources and tips on becoming and staying Money Smart. In addition, there are a number of events in the surrounding area to get you in the Money Smart mood. Below is a sampling of some of the events. You can go here to find more near you: http://www.moneysmartweek.org/findevents

Saturday, April 18
Money Smart Week Greater Atlanta Community Kickoff 9:00am – 1:00pm
iBuild Wealth Workshop covers all areas of personal finance, building wealth and leaving a legacy. For adults, young adults and youth ages 13 and up. Registration Required: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ibuild-wealth-2015-tickets-15755366726
Impact Event Center
2323 Sylvan Road East Point, GA 30344

MoneySmart Kids Read story time for kids 4 and up 10:00am – 10:30am
Have fun with money! The session includes a story, activity and take home items.
Clayton County Library
865 Battle Creek Rd
Jonesboro, GA 30236

GOOOAAL! for Teens 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Beat the clock & your opponent as you test your money smart skills in this interactive Financial Soccer Game.
Clayton County Library Computer Lab
865 Battle Creek Rd
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Monday, April 20
Street Credit for Teens 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Students will learn a simple system to manage money and begin to establish smart money habits in a fun way.
Clayton County Library
865 Battle Creek Rd
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Tuesday, April 21
Managing Student Debt 12:00pm – 2:00pm
This event will feature a speaker who will take the audience through useful steps of how to manage student loans.
Atlanta Technical College Library
1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Sandwich Generation: Children, Retirement, & Aging Parents 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Financial security workshop at Zoo Atlanta to talk about Taking Care of Children, Saving for Retirement, & Taking Care of Aging Parents.
Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

Thursday, April 23
Getting Wise About Your Budget 7:00pm – 8:00pm
In this session the students will learn how to create a spending plan, discuss spending attitude and behavior and how to save for the future.
Clayton County Library
865 Battle Creek Rd
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Friday, April 24
Money Smart Week Twitter Chat 12:00pm – 1:00pm
#CashChat Twitter Chat, hosted by @MsMadamMoney, is excited to have guest @MoneySmartGA to chat about being Money Smart. This is a Free online educational opportunity via Twitter or http://www.madammoney.com/cashchat

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