You don’t have to wait until April to get involved with Money Smart Week (MSW). There are plenty of opportunities for you to take advantage of what partners have to offer throughout the year. Check out our Facebook page regularly for more information about different events coming to your community. Think you or your company would like to get involved in MSW? Registering as a partner is quick, easy and totally free. Click the ‘Register as a Partner’ link on the right side of the page to get started.
Attend an Event—Money Smart Week 2015 is taking place the week of April 18-25. All events are free and open to the public. Whether you’re buying a new home, financing college, or struggling with credit card debt, MSW has a class for you. In the calendar you will find descriptions of the classes and the intended audience, as well as the date, time and location of each class. You’ll also find a contact person in case you have any questions.
Tell Friends and Family—Spread the word to your friends and family about Money Smart Week. Financial education is important for people of all ages and income levels. With our wide range of classes there is something for everyone, at every stage of their life. MSW focuses on building community while simultaneously giving participants valuable and relevant financial tips and tools for their everyday life.
Encourage Library and School Involvement – Money Smart Week has had the privilege of partnering up with the American Library Association to work together to promote financial education during MSW. Many events will be taking place at your local libraries. Professors or teachers may also offer extra credit to a class if they participate in MSW. Getting your school or library involved is a great way to bring MSW events to your community.
Share Resources with Kids—It’s never too early to start discussing financial decisions with your kids and establish good habits they will carry with them throughout their life. Money Smart Week offers many classes and activities for younger kids, often times including fun games and crafts centered on financial education. From starting a lemonade stand, to applying for student loans, MSW has got you and your family covered with a wide range of classes perfect for whatever stage of financial decision making your child is entering.
Contact Local Financial Institutions—Money Smart Week is made possible largely to the amount of small banks and businesses that help support it. If you think your town is home to a bank or financial institution that would like to be involved, print out the fact sheet and encourage them to sign up! MSW is always looking for new partners ready to partner for free, open to the public financial education.
Encourage Your Workplace—“At the Workplace Initiative” is a program that allows companies to bring Money Smart Week into their workplaces. Employers are able to offer financially educational classes relevant to their employee’s lives. Encourage your employer to hand out the MSW calendar booklet and promote local classes to employees. The “At the Workplace Initiative” is a great opportunity to build community amongst your company while providing them with useful and relevant financial seminars. Contact us to find out more. Workplace documents are outdated but can be used as a sample.
Like Us on Facebook— “Like” Money Smart Week National’s page on Facebook! We provide daily updates like fun money saving tips, interesting financial articles and information about both MSW events and free events hosted by our partners year-round.