For the last several years, a committee of Money Smart Week® partners have sponsored local competitions for students to see if they are "Money Smart." To find more information on a local Money Smart Week Kid competition in your area, click on one of the links below.

2019 Money Smart Kid Essay Question
Many American families experience income volatility over the course of a year. Please explain what the phrase ‘income volatility’ means, why a family may experience it, who in our communities are prone to experience ‘income volatility’, and approximately how many Americans experience it every year. Please offer ways that a family could prepare for a sudden change in income. Please also discuss what you think could be done to help alleviate this situation.


Chicagoland 2019 


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 for a local competition. Simplyenter your Planning Team’s Money Smart Kid Essay competition information into the PDF using Adobe Acrobat Reader and email to by Monday, December 17th and our Design Team will create a PDF application for your local contest.