Money Smart Week Wisconsin is coming up April 5-12. Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, its purpose is to help participants better understand and manage their personal finances. To celebrate this special week, hundreds of educational financial events for people of all ages are planned throughout Wisconsin. Two specific Money Smart Week initiatives Edvest is happy to be sponsoring and participating in include:
The Big Read
The Big Read is a community-wide reading program aimed at helping young children understand the benefits of saving and starting them down the path of financial literacy. Participating schools and libraries will be reading “Curious George Saves His Pennies” by Monica Perez and “Bunny Money” by Rosemary Wells, as well as talking about the importance of saving for a rainy day. To find the closest Big Read event near you, use the Money Smart Week Event tool Money Smart Week Events or contact your local library or school to find out if they are participating. The Big Read books is coordinated by the Department of Financial Institutions and co-sponsored by the Edvest College Savings Plan and the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.
Money Smart Week Kick-off in Fond du Lac
Edvest is pleased to be a presenter at the Fond du Lac Women’s Conference on Saturday, April 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Moraine Park Technical College. The conference offers women smart tips, facts and inspiring personal narratives on saving and managing money and features keynote speaker Alice Wood, author of “Wealth Watchers.” Learn more at: Fond du Lac Money Smart Week Women’s Conference
To learn more about Money Smart Week, please visit the program Web site at: MoneySmartWeek.org