IU Northwest to Host Money Smart Resource Fair April 12

Money Smart Week press conference on April 3 announces finalists of Money Smart Kid video contest

rot1On Saturday, April 12, Indiana University Northwest will host a free Money Smart Resource Fair aimed at teaching people strategies for better money management. Money Smart offers adults sound strategies and advice for stretching their dollars further, avoiding scams and pitfalls, and investing in a more secure financial future.

The free fair at IU Northwest will take place from 8 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Attendees should check-in at the Moraine Student Center.

There will be three breakout sessions for attendees to choose from. Session times begin at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11 a.m.

Informative breakout sessions include:

· Working on Getting the Career of your Dreams (8:30 a.m. class only) · Financial Aid Awareness (9:45 a.m. class only) · Borrowing Basics · Be all that You Can Be – Protect your Identity · What’s up with the New Health Care · Are you Work Ready for Today’s Job Market? · How to Start a Business · Investing on a Budget · Getting Jobs & Internships, New Strategies (11 a.m. class only) · Financial Recovery · Budgeting 101

The three finalists for the Money Smart Kid video contest will be announced at a press conference scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, April 3 in the lobby of the IU Northwest School of Business, located in the Dunes Medical/Professional Building. Middle school students from Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper and Newton counties submitted entries.

Coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and its Money Smart partners, Money Smart Week - Indiana is designed to educate consumers about money management and create awareness of financial education programs on a wide range of topics, such as budgeting, saving and using credit wisely. Other educational activities will be presented throughout Northwest Indiana by local community groups, government agencies, businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations.

Space is limited. Register by calling (219) 462-2940 ext. 40, or at nwivolunteer.org/agencies/moneysmart.

Information on all Money Smart presentations throughout Indiana can be found at http://www.moneysmartweek.org.