Money Smart Week 2017

March 8, 2017

Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. These groups come together once a year to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help and provide free educational seminars and activities throughout the week. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning. The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002.

For complete details on Money Smart Week, visit moneysmartweek.org.

Money Smart Week Classes at Heartland Community College

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Intangibles & Tangibles of Money in Business I

Emerging Business Services, 8:30-9:30 a.m., SCB 1602

This class will focus on helping you understand the link between intangibles and money on business. Intangibles to be discussed are focus on others, trust, reliability, protection of others, diligence, persistence, passion, integrity, liberty and freedom, and taking risks to help others. This class will encourage the audience to consider the importance of good intangibles as it relates to the movement of value in business.

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Personal Finance for College Students

CEFCU, 12:30-1:15 p.m., WDC 1404

This class will focus on helping you learn how to follow a budget, avoid common financial errors, and build savings for the months ahead. Lunch will be provided.

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Practical Money Skills

Next Steps, 1:30-2:15 p.m., WDC 1404

You will learn how to manage your bills and spending, and about free financial coaching and money incentives offered thru the Next Step program.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Financial Stewardship in Business

Mavidea Technology Group, 8:30-9:30 a.m., SCB 1602

Financial stewardship represents the attention, planning and management of our financial resources. In business, it is am important element of being profitable. THis class will provide an overview of what it means to be a good steward in the business world.

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Credit Building, Maintenance and Repair

Mid-Illini Credit Union, 1:00-1:45 p.m., WDC 1404

You will learn how personal credit can impact you, which factors carry the most weight on your credit report and what steps you can take to start rebuilding your credit. Lunch will be provided.

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How to Avoid SAP & Keep Financial Aid

HCC Financial Aid Office, 2:00-2:45 p.m., WDC 1404

You will learn how to make Financial Aid work for you and KEEP IT!

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Intangibles & Tangibles of Money in Business II

Emerging Business Services, 8:30-9:30 a.m., SCB 1602

Attendance for Part I of this course is strongly encouraged. This class will focus on looking at businesses today and how intangibles and tangibles of money in business applies to start ups. Intangibles to be discussed are focus on others, trust, reliability,protection of others, diligence,persistence, passion, integrity, liberty and freedom, and taking risks to help others. 

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Saving and Investing 

Prudential, 12:30-1:15 p.m., WDC 1404

This class will help you learn the basics of saving and investing to improve your long-tem financial stability and well-being. Lunch will be provided. 

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Developing a Mindset for Financial Success

Anita Moore, 1:30-2:15 p.m., WDC 1404

Do you want to develop a healthier relationship with money? This class will help you discover your hidden toxic money beliefs and offer techniques to change them. 

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Friday, April 28, 2017

The Essentials of Funding a Startup

BN Angel Investors, 8:30-9:30 a.m., SCB 1602

Do you have a business idea but arn't sure how to go about securing funding? This class will help you understand the different sources of funding for new entrepreneurs and how to determine which of those options may be right for you.

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