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2016 Money Smart Week

2016 Money Smart Week - The Beacon


By: Amanda

2016 Money Smart Week

April 23 – 30, 2016 is Money Smart Week, and your BBB® would like to bring you news about this important week. According to, “Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordination effort 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. The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002.”

No matter what income level you are in, there are resources to help you manage your finances better. Here are just some of the many resources available from the Regional Federal Reserve Banks:

For adults

For Kids

There are also some financial literacy games at In addition, the Federal Reserve Bank provides Money Minutes, a series of short videos designed for individuals and families to get a basic understanding of a personal finance topic they may have questions about.

Your BBB, through partnerships with other businesses and organizations, also offers financial tips for consumers and businesses:

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Amanda is the Director of Bureau Affairs and is a regular contributor to the consumer education blog. She is one of our go-to colleagues for answering complex consumer inquires. Amanda also manages our charity reporting program.