Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Each April, financial institutions and community-based organizations come together to provide financial education through free workshops and events, and inform consumers about where they can get help with their personal finance issues.

Save the Date! The next Money Smart Week® will take place from March 30 – April 6, 2019.

The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 and is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. The Money Smart Week model has grown beyond Chicago with successful campaigns taking place in more than a dozen states and clusters of individual events and activities in nearly forty states. National partnerships with the American Library Association and the Financial Planners Association has increased the effort’s reach and accelerated its growth.

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Money Smart Week WisconsinSM is a creation of the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy.  Administrative activities and oversight of Money Smart Week are conducted by the Office of Financial Literacy (OFL) of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions and by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.