Category: Money Smart Week

Financial Literacy Month 2017

Financial Literacy Month 2017

It’s that time of year for folks interested in teaching the basics about money.  We are entering Financial Literacy month for 2017, which comes annually in April.  As our regular readers are aware, MoneyBasicsU is a great supporter of Financial Literacy month and, in particular, Money Smart Week.  During this time, it is a reminder […]

April 4, 2017 | By More
Change Your Finances in 7 Days: Attend Money Smart Week

Change Your Finances in 7 Days: Attend Money Smart Week

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a LinkedIn blog post discussing the numerous benefits of attending Money Smart Week.  I have been receiving some very positive feedback, particularly from those who are not familiar with the program.  In the title of the post, I say that you can change your finances in a week.  […]

March 10, 2016 | By More
Financial Literacy Campaign to Help College Students

Financial Literacy Campaign to Help College Students

We believe that to empower your money life, you have to be proactive in making it happen.  This philosophy is more important than ever for college students today.  As we discussed yesterday in How Financially Literate Are Women Around the World?, Financial Literacy Month and Money Smart Week will be upon us in April.  In […]

March 8, 2016 | By More
How Financially Literate Are Women Around the World?

How Financially Literate Are Women Around the World?

Since Money Smart Week 2016 is about eight weeks away, we want to take the opportunity to bring related topics to your attention.  Today, we want to highlight a recently published working paper reporting on the financial literacy of women around the world.  Published through the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center, it reminds us once […]

March 8, 2016 | By More
Money Smart Week 2016: Museums in Chicago

Money Smart Week 2016: Museums in Chicago

Back in October, we talked about our first Money Smart Week 2016 meeting.  Last week, I attended the first in-person planning meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. It was terrific talking with colleagues and looking forward to the exciting activities for next year.  In addition, it was one of those perfect days to […]

November 10, 2015 | By More
How Libraries Help You Achieve Career and Financial Success

How Libraries Help You Achieve Career and Financial Success

As a personal finance researcher and writer, my community library is like a second home.  If I need to visit in person, I schedule my time there in the morning so I leave by around 2:00 p.m.  Why?  It’s because a wave of high school students enter for study groups and the like.  I’m thrilled […]

October 22, 2015 | By More
Financial Literacy: How Business Leaders Can Increase Employee Productivity

Financial Literacy: How Business Leaders Can Increase Employee Productivity

When I worked in corporate, this was the time of year that the C-suite and management began making its plans for business planning.  One of the key issues discussed was how to increase employee productivity.  Today, I wrote a LinkedIn Post entitled Financial Literacy: How Business Leaders Can Increase Employee Productivity that highlighted the value […]

October 20, 2015 | By More
Money Smart Week 2016

Money Smart Week 2016

It’s now the time that Money Smart Week partners are coming together to plan Money Smart Week 2016.  Mark your calendars as the date for Money Smart Week is set for April 23 – 30, 2016! We had our first planning meeting on October 8, 2015.  The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago provided a good overview of […]

October 19, 2015 | By More
Leadership & Financial Literacy:  A New Normal in Leadership for Millennials

Leadership & Financial Literacy: A New Normal in Leadership for Millennials

Let me ask you a question.  Do you think the level of local, state, and national debt and lack of financial resources has become white noise?  It’s a subject of endless conversation with little or no fixes in sight. You know what is most concerning to me? We are quickly transitioning our leadership to a […]

October 6, 2015 | By More
Money Smart Week 2015 in DuPage County, Illinois

Money Smart Week 2015 in DuPage County, Illinois

I attended the Financial Literacy Summit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  It was a terrific event that kicked off Money Smart Week 2015, which commences Saturday, April 18, 2015.  In another Post, I’ll share some highlights from the three panel discussions which consisted of some very prestigious guests.  But, […]

April 17, 2015 | By More