• MoneySmart Week in Chicago (and Michigan)

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    The other day I was at the library paying an overdue book fine (hey, it was cheaper than buying the book) and I noticed a bookmark with my favorite Benjamin on it (Franklin, duh). On it was information for MoneySmart week in Chicago.

    MoneySmart week starts this weekend, and runs from April 20 through April 26. It consists of hundreds of free classes, seminars, and activities. You can peruse the schedule day by day, or if you’re lazy, check out the whole week’s worth of events with this link I created.

    There are a bunch of cool events that I hope I have the time to check out next week. They include events such as touring the Chicago Board of Trade, sessions for those who are first time homeowners or those looking to purchase their first house, and even sessions for cooking at home within a budget. Anything personal finance – debt, credit, even identity theft – they have it covered. They even have a program with Terry Savage, a personal finance journalist, on what everyone should know about finances and retirement plans.

    Unfortunately I didn’t pick up the bookmark in time to alert you guys about other regions in the Midwest that were also having their own MoneySmart weeks:

    Iowa (Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City) – April 5-12

    Quad Cities (Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline, Rock Island) – April 5-12

    Illinois (Peoria, Bloomington/Normal, Champaign/Urbana, Rockford) – April 6-12

    If you’re in the Chicago area or in Michigan, you should check out the events. Happy MoneySmart week!

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