Money Smart Week returns to Morgan Library April 2-5

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Money – or the lack of it — is the number one reason students withdraw from college. It’s also what gives them the most stress, according to researchers at Wartburg College.

To support student success, the Morgan Library at Colorado State University is hosting Money Smart Week, a series of 16 presentations about money-related topics, April 2 to 5. Faculty and financial professionals will share practical information and advice about how to get rid of some of that money stress by making smart choices with savings, budgets, credit, loans, investments, retirement and more.

These events are free and open to students, staff and the public. No registration is required.

Based on a national initiative, Money Smart Week is locally sponsored by CSU Libraries, First National Bank, Public Service Credit Union and the Office of Financial Aid.

For more information about Money Smart Week, including where each presentation will take place in the Morgan Library, visit

Presentation Schedule

Monday, April 2                

noon – Saving for Retirement: Get Started Now
1 p.m. – Wills and Trusts 101
2 p.m. – Hacked About ID Theft?
3 p.m. – Tools for Staying on a Budget

Tuesday, April 3

10 a.m. – Home Buying 101 & Refinancing Your Home
11 a.m. – Investment in Clothing
2 p.m. – Financial Aid – It’s Not That Scary!
3 p.m. – How to Buy a Home

Wednesday, April 4

10 a.m. – Keys to Home and Car Buying
11 a.m. – Saving and Budgeting/Understanding Your Credit Score
noon – Building a Strong Investment Foundation
1 p.m. – Ten Investing Essentials to Help Take Ownership of Your Financial Future

Thursday, April 5

10 a.m. – Preparing for Retirement in 40, 30, 20, 10 Years
11 a.m. – Stock Market Savvy Part 1
noon – Stock Market Savvy Part 2
1 p.m. – Save and Spend Smarter: Practical Resources for Managing Money