Highland Park Public Library will be hosting two (2) programs during Money Smart Week® April 18-25, 2015 to help consumers learn to manage money wisely. These events are some of the more than 3,500 free classes, seminars and activities promoting financial education that will take place during that week nationwide.
Highland Park Public Library Programs
Identity Theft: Take Immediate Action (Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 pm)
Identity theft occurs when a criminal obtains and uses someone else’s personal information to purchase goods and services fraudulently. A fast response to identity theft is the best way to minimize the damage to your name and financial health. This presentation by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Office will discuss the steps you need to take if your identity is stolen and how to prevent identity theft in the future.
Game Plan for the Second Half of Your Life: Estate Planning (Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm)
This estate planning overview will coach you through the winning legal strategies you can use for a successful future using wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. This seminar will be presented by Kenneth M. Bloom, attorney, CPA, and partner of the Chicago estate planning law firm Peck Bloom, LLC.
Calendar of Events
Visit moneysmartweek.org to locate an event in the area, pick up a print calendar at the Highland Park Public Library, check out our website hplibrary.org, or call the Information & Reader Services (847-681-7031).
What is Money Smart Week?
Money Smart Week® (MSW) is a national education campaign designed to help consumer better manage their personal finances. The program consists of public and private partner organizations offering thousands of free classes, seminars and other educational activities. Events hosted by partner organizations including libraries, financial institutions, government agencies, media, and nonprofits.
Launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, MSW began as a one-city program in Chicago and has grown to 49 states, with more than 3,500 events and 250,000 participants annually. “Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort among a small group of Chicago-area organizations working to promote financial literacy," says Alejo Torres, Senior Outreach Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. “Today, Money Smart Week continues to expand nationally, providing greater awareness of, and access to, personal finance resources for all.”
American Library Association, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Financial Planning Association, and the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Cooperative Extension.