Some of the most important things you learn while you’re at school don’t come from books, they come from life experience. Money handling is one of these.
For something that they come in contact with everyday, most people don’t truly understand money and how it works. A lot of common assumptions about money, budgeting, and economics are totally wrong. An effort to get correct information out there the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago started Money Smart Week in 2002. It has grown to involve “hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. ” They seek to create a public better informed on how to run their personal finances. Topics covered range from “establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning.”
Money Smart Week is April 20 – 27, 2013, but you can use their recommended resources any time of year.
Find events across Iowa here:
By Sarah S. Uthoff, Reference Librarian