The St. Tammany Parish Library presents Money Smart Week®, 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.
Money Smart Week@ Your Library will consist of two programs. One program, called “Personal Finance That Makes Sense” is offered in two locations and consists of training for educators only. Educators are encouraged to register now. Another program, called “Budgeting, Saving, and Investing: Introduction to Various Savings and Investment Products”, is offered in two locations and consists of a program which is open to the public. Registration for this program will open in mid-March. For more information, call 985-893-6280 x 120.
Personal Finance That Makes Sense Workshop
The “Personal Finance That Makes Sense” workshop, offered through the Federal Reserve Program, provides educators with an overview of fundamental personal finance concepts in the areas of financial responsibility and decision-making, credit, and debt. It is designed to assist educators in expanding their knowledge of personal finance, money, credit, and savings. Active-learning lessons will be demonstrated and participants will receive free teaching resources. This is an excellent supplemental training for educators teaching middle and high school personal finance courses.
Seating for “Personal Finance That Makes Sense” workshop is limited to middle and high school educators
, and early registration is recommended. Please call Jennifer M. Staley at 504-593-3393
, or go to http://www.frbatlanta.org/forms/register_120423_no.cfm
for more information or to register.