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April 2013 is Money Smart Month

Tuesday, February 05, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Dyer
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What is Money Smart Month?

Money Smart Month is an annual community outreach initiative during the month of April that coincides with Financial Literacy Month across the nation.

It is designed to promote and encourage financial awareness for all ages through classes, workshops and the delivery of various resources. Money Smart Month is a coordinated effort by financial institutions, non-profits, schools, libraries, and government agencies to advance financial education through public awareness and the sponsorship of a series of events.

The events cover all facets of personal finance and promote the importance of financial education, inform consumers about financial resources, and provide free educational resources for all demographic and income levels. It is also a chance for financial education providers to showcase their work and services through a cooperative, concentrated approach. More information is available at

What is a Money Smart Month Partner?

A Money Smart Month partner is an organization or individual who has an event or pairs up with another organization to provide a program during the month of April. Partners include, but are not limited to, businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, non-profits, government agencies, and the media.

Benefits of becoming a Money Smart month Partner
  • Partners, and their participation in the campaign, are marketed free of charge via the campaign website and other promotional materials.
  • Partners raise awareness in the community for their financial education programs and resources.
  • The community learns more about financial education offerings to help them make more informed and effective decisions as consumers.
  • In accordance with the Community Reinvestment Act, financial institutions can utilize Money Smart Month to invest in and meet the credit needs of the communities they serve.
  • Aggregated evaluation results will be made available to participating partners.

More information

For more information, download the Partnership Packet (pdf). If you are interested in participating in Money Smart Month, please submit the completed Partnership Interest form (from the packet) to Gigi Wolf or call 816-881-2736 for mail or fax by February 15, 2013.