2013-04-12T09:53:00Z 2013-04-12T17:56:03Z CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Money Smart WeekJoseph Pellicciotti Times Business Columnist
April 12, 2013 9:53 am  • 

April 20-27 is “Money Smart Week” in Indiana.

During Money Smart Week, organizations from across the state hold free informational sessions designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

One of these events, a Money Smart Resource Fair, will be from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 27 at Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, in Gary.

The fair includes four break-out sessions (8:30 to 9:15 a.m., 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.).

Some of the informational sessions offered include “Budgeting 101,” “Borrowing Basics & Financial Recovery,” “How to Start a Business,” “Financial Aid Awareness” (at 9:30 a.m. only), and “Getting Jobs and Internships, New Strategies” (at 11:30 a.m. only).

Age-appropriate sessions for sixth through 12th grade students will be offered, as well.

Registration and additional information are available by calling (219) 980-4800. Space is limited. Check-in is at the Moraine Student Center.

A second, similar program titled, “Designing Your Financial Future,” will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 20 at Ivy Tech Community College, 3100 Ivy Tech Drive, in Valparaiso. Registration and information also are available at (219) 980-4800.

For information on Money Smart Week, go to

Money Smart Week involves an effort between the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Money Smart Council, made up of organizations working together to promote personal financial literacy.

Opinions are solely the writer's. Joseph Pellicciotti is an I.U. Northwest faculty member and administrator. The article is for informational purposes only and not intended as specific advice. Consult your professional advisor before taking action. Author does not endorse/guarantee content within websites.

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