Money Smart Week is a national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. This annual, week-long campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on tools for low- and moderate-income communities.
Are you ready to get Money Smart?
Check out upcoming library events that can help you increase your financial knowledge and reach your goals.
Monday, April 17: 2-2:30 pm
An introduction on how to use Morningstar to help you research investment opportunities and build your investment knowledge. Signup required.
Maximizing Social Security
Monday, April 17: 6:30-8 pm
Financial Consultant Pat Kaiser will give you information to help you understand the system and maximize your monthly benefits. Attend in person or view the recording at a later time. Signup required.
Discover What’s Yours: I-Cash
Tuesday, April 18 & Wednesday, April 19: 11 am-2 pm
The State Treasurer is holding 2.9 billion dollars in unclaimed funds for Illinoisans. Find out if there is any unclaimed property owed to you! Searches are done by name and address. Drop-in event.
Wednesday, April 19: 1-2 pm
Certified Financial Planner Jerry Schmitt will discuss how to qualify for Medicaid, enrollment, and more. Attend in person or view the recording at a later time. Signup required.
Money Smart Week Webinars
Register for free virtual webinars sponsored through moneysmartweek.org.
Our library has over 70 online resources, including several that can assist you with financial and business decisions.
Business Source Premier – Access full-text articles for 2300+ journals including Harvard Business Review, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Marketing Research.
Consumer Reports – Access popular, independent company rating consumer products and services.
Gale Business Plan Builder – Step-by-step online planning tools for starting, managing, and optimizing a business or nonprofit.
Gale LegalForms – Offers a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures.
Morningstar Investment Research Center – Get up-to-date information on companies, funds, ETFs, markets, and investment portfolio tools.
Regional Business News – Offers 80+ regional business publications covering many metropolitan and rural areas in the U.S., such as Crain’s Chicago Business; Crain’s Small Business-Chicago Edition; Des Moines Business Record; Fort Worth Business Press.