Money Smart Week

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Money Smart Week

April 10-17, 2021

For Money Smart Week 2021, has hosted a series of free educational webinars designed to help you weather the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Use the links below to watch the webinars.

Talking Cents

Strategies and tools for starting conversations about money with a family member or friend. Presented by the University of Chicago Financial Education Initiative.

Savings: A Little Bit Can Make a Big Difference

Learn how a commitment to maintain just a little bit of savings can prevent financial hardship. Learn how to reach your savings goals. Presented by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

Bank on It: Finding Safe & Affordable Bank Accounts

Learn how to find bank account options that remove the risk of overdraft, low-balance charges, and other fees so you can spend your money on what you choose. Presented by the Economic Awareness Council.

Understanding the Basics of Federal Student Loans

Learn how the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) can help students and their parents. Also, how the department has adjusted in response to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Presented by the Customer Outreach Division of the Federal Student Aid Department, U.S. Department of Education.

Tax-Related Fraud & Identity Theft

Learn what to do if you’re a victim of identity theft and tax fraud. Learn also how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can help. Presented by the Internal Revenue Service.

Managing Personal Finances During Covid-19

Suggestions for managing your money in a time of crisis. Topics include budgeting, emergency savings, and managing debt. A little financial know-how can everyone manage their money better, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Presented by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center.

Housing Protections & Resources

Learn about resources from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that help homeowners and renters during the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn where to turn if you’re having trouble paying your rent and how federal law can protect you from foreclosure. Presented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Tips for Managing Money Ups & Downs

Learn how to make the most out of the financial means you have available. Learn budgeting tricks and tips to help you plan ahead and take control of your money. Presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension.