The Chicago Money Smart Week 2019 Kickoff will take place on March 28th, 2019. Check back for more details!

Money Smart Week 2018 Kickoff

A look back at last year's kick off: 

Money Smart Week 2018 opened with a focus on kids. The event brought together Money Smart Week Partners from Illinois and beyond as well financial educators from the financial services industry, government, nonprofits, the media and academia.

Beth Kobliner

Money Smart Week Partners enjoyed breakfast with author Beth Kobliner, who shared insights on helping students bridge the financial literacy gap between school and home. Beth has written two New York Times bestsellers: Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) and Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties. She also shared a special video collaboration with SNL’s Kate McKinnon for Financial Literacy Month.

The first 250 attendees that registered recieved a free copy of Beth's book, Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not)*

Eric Lugo, Executive Vice Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, introduced the winners of the Money Smart Kid essay contest.