Money Smart Week

March 31, 2019 to April 6, 2019

We can all use some tips to get better at managing our personal finances. We’re offering these events for adults, teens, and kids during Money Smart Week. Click through for details and to register.

Past Events

How to Stop Being Broke

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 6:30 pm

Learn how to assess your daily or weekly spending habits, avoid debt, and get a clearer sense of your financial "big picture."

Are you trying to figure out good budgeting, saving, and investment habits? Struggling with student or credit card debt, or living paycheck to paycheck? Get solid advice on how to manage these and other money concerns from professionals at North Shore Community Bank.

Presented as part of Money Smart Week 2019.

Find My I-Cash

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5:00 pm

Ask the Illinois Treasurer’s I-Cash team to search for potential unclaimed funds and property.

One in eight Illinois residents has an asset to be claimed in I-Cash. Assets can include cash refunds, stocks, CDs, safe deposit boxes, and valuables. Drop in to see if you have any money coming to you. First come, first served.

Let's Get This Bread: Personal Finance for Teens

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 4:00 pm

Learn the basics of personal finance in a fun environment. We will cover financial goal setting, credit, investing, and paying for college. For grades 9-12.

Social Security 101: Planning for Retirement

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 6:30 pm

Are you thinking about retiring and want to know more about filing for Social Security benefits? Learn the facts about qualifying for Social Security.

A Social Security Administration representative will address the best times to file for and receive Social Security benefits, how benefits are calculated, how your age affects benefit amounts, information about spousal and survivor benefits, and basic facts about Medicare.

Money Smart Kids

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 4:30 pm

Learn from a local bank everything you want to know about how money is made, how banks use money, and even how to spot fake money. For grades 3-5.

Paint Your Own Piggy Bank

Monday, April 1, 2019, 5:00 pm

Create a piggy bank during Money Smart Week. Choose different patterns, colors, and materials to create a bank that highlights your creativity! Drop-in event for grades K-4.