The Chicago Money Smart Week 2019 Kick Off will take place on March 28th 2019. 
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Money Smart Week 2018 Kickoff

Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for a breakfast featuring keynote speaker Harold Pollack, University of Chicago professor and co-author of The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be Complicated.  He will explain how to help consumers simplify managing their money.

Meina Banh,
Policy Advisor for the Office of Financial Education at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will provide insight into financial literacy and introduce the winners of the Money Smart Kid essay contest.
This event convenes Money Smart Week Partners from Illinois and surrounding areas as well as financial educators from government, nonprofits, media, academia and the financial services industry. 

Harold Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration. He is also an Affiliate Professor in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division and the Department of Public Health Sciences. He is Co-Director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab and a committee member of the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago. He has published widely at the interface between poverty policy and public health. His research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Public Health, Health Services Research, Pediatrics, and Social Service Review.

A 2012-14 Robert Wood Johnson Investigator in Health Policy Research, Professor Pollack has been appointed to three committees of the National Academy of Sciences. He received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University. He holds master’s and doctorate degrees in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Meina Banh brings over a decade of policy experience having worked in various positions within federal agencies, Congress, and nonprofit organizations. She is currently a Senior Policy and Innovation Advisor at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) where she leads the work on youth financial education research and evidence. Prior to that, she advised the Director of the Bureau on financial education matters. Meina also spent time at the US Small Business Administration and on Capitol Hill. Before coming to Washington DC, Meina spent a number of years working at a number of non-profits on community development and economic growth issues. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Master’s in Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology.