Money Smart Week kick off

Money Smart Week Kick-offStart your financial year on the right foot and learn about taxes and filling out the FAFSA at the Money Smart Week Kick-off on February 3.

The programs feature a trained volunteer income tax assistance member and a counselor from Student Financial Services. Hosted by Colorado State University Libraries!

Tuesday, February 3

Let’s talk taxes
11:30-12:30 p.m.
Library Event Hall

Filling out the FAFSA
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Library Event Hall

Free financial know-how

Have you heard of the term ‘financial literacy?’ Financial literacy is know-how (or knowing how to access information about) budgeting, credit, home buying, financial planning, retirement planning, and much more.

Money Smart Week, a public awareness campaign, is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. The 2015 Money Smart Week is April 20-24. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Everyone is welcome.

Program now active in 45 states

Launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the program is now active in more than 45 states through national partnerships with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Cooperative Extension and the American Library Association.

“Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort among a small group of Chicago-area organizations working to promote financial literacy,” says Alejo Torres, Senior Outreach Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

“Today, Money Smart Week continues to expand nationally, providing greater awareness of, and access to, personal finance resources for all.”