GARY | Indiana University Northwest will host a free Money Smart Resource Fair on April 27, aimed at teaching attendees strategies for better money management.
Money Smart offers adults sound strategies and advice for stretching their dollars further, avoiding scams and pitfalls, and investing in a more secure financial future.
The free fair at IU Northwest will take place from 8 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Attendees should check-in at the Moraine Student Center.
There will be four breakout sessions for attendees to choose from. Session times include: 8:30 until 9:15 a.m.; 9:30 until 10:15 a.m.; 10:30 until 11:15 a.m.; and 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.
The three finalists for the Money Smart Kid contest will be announced at a news conference scheduled for 10 a.m. April 18 in the Dunes Medical / Professional Building.
Almost 100 middle school students from Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper and Newton counties submitted an essay describing the difference between an investment and an expense.
Coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and its Money Smart partners, Money Smart Week - Indiana is designed to educate consumers about money management and create awareness of financial education programs on a wide range of topics, such as budgeting, saving and using credit wisely.
Space is limited. Register by calling (219) 980-4800. Information on all Money Smart presentations throughout Indiana can be found at http://www.moneysmartweek.org.