Category: Money Smart Week

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
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
Financial Literacy in Chicago

Financial Literacy in Chicago

Financial Literacy month is around the corner so consumers should be seeing more articles and blogs on the matter.  Today, we wanted to provide an article share from Gregory Karp’s piece in the Chicago Tribune.  The opening addresses that Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, would dub Chicago as the “the first “model city” for […]

March 16, 2015 | By More
How to Say No

How to Say No

If you are wondering why we are addressing the conversation of how to say “No” in today’s Post, we can give you several reasons: √  Our lifestyles are so busy we don’t have time to take care of ourselves. √  We are so distracted multi-tasking, we can lose our focus on life’s details. √  The […]

March 9, 2015 | By More
MoneySmart Week Set for April 2015

MoneySmart Week Set for April 2015

Last week, I attended our first 2015 planning meeting for Money Smart Week. As always, these get-togethers are so energizing!  I get to talk with many of the Money Smart Week partners, hear the latest updates surrounding Money Smart Week, and meet new people in the financial literacy community.  The best news is the date […]

October 14, 2014 | By More
Fun Money Games for Kids

Fun Money Games for Kids

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, I attended the Financial Literacy Summit 2014 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  I’m looking forward to sharing my report with you about the Summit, including photos, in an upcoming Post.  But, some of the ideas talked about via the various panel discussions included the following: ●  The powerful […]

April 4, 2014 | By More
Financial Literacy Month & Money Smart Week

Financial Literacy Month & Money Smart Week

There is one month I really enjoy, and it’s the month of April.  I bet you can guess why.  It’s because it’s Financial Literacy month!   If you’ve not familiar with the purpose of Financial Literacy Month, let me take a moment to explain.  In a word, it’s a month dedicated to reminding consumers of the […]

April 1, 2014 | By More