Get Money Smart April 5

The library’s hosting a personal financial education event called Money Smart Kansas Day April 5, 2014 from 9am-12pm. It’s free, open to the public and will teach individuals about budgeting, credit reports, mortgage loans and college savings plans.

msm-kansas-dollar-logo-e1354910009633Ask questions of financial education providers and receive financial information and resources that can assist you in making positive decisions with your finances. While you are here, check out some books and other financial planning guides from the Money Neighborhood in the library’s West Wing. Pick up a copy of the April/May Library News for some book recommendations or read Library News online here.

Money Smart Month will kick off with a signed proclamation by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. This event is one among many planned around the state as part of Money Smart Month, an annual community outreach initiative designed to promote and encourage financial awareness for all ages.

Money Smart Month 2014 is an annual community outreach initiative designed to promote and encourage financial awareness for all ages through classes, workshops and the delivery of various resources. April is Financial Literacy Month across the nation and in Kansas.

Money Smart Month is a community initiative led in part by Capital City Bank; Communities in Schools Kansas; Consumer Credit Counseling; Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; Interfaith Housing Services; Kansas Council on Economic Education; Kansas State Department of Education; Kansas State Treasurer’s Office; K-State Research and Extension; Mazuma Credit Union; Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner; Stan Webb, Inc.; Quest Credit Union; Wichita State University; and United Way Salina. For more information, visit

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