IU Northwest fair to teach money management

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Well schooled: Adults and students have a chance to get educated about a wide range of money management matters during a session put on by Indiana University Northwest on April 27 at the school's Moraine Student Center. | Photo by Fotolia

On Saturday, April 27, Indiana University Northwest will host a free Money Smart Resource Fair aimed at teaching people strategies for better money management. Money Smart offers adults sound strategies and advice for stretching their dollars further, avoiding scams and pitfalls, and investing in a more secure financial future.

The free fair at IU Northwest will take place from 8 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Attendees should check-in ay the Moraine Student Center.

There will be four breakout sessions for attendees to choose from. Session times include: 8:30 until 9:15 a.m.; 9:30 until 10:15 a.m.; 10:30 until 11:15 a.m.; and 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.

Informative breakout sessions include:

Healthy Eating on a Healthy Budget (sessions starting at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. will be in Spanish)

Budgeting 101

Be All the YOU Can Be – Protect Your Identity

Borrowing Basics & Financial Recovery

How to Start a Business

How to Protect Your Future

How to Build Credit

Financial Aid Awareness (session only offered at 9:30 a.m.)

Getting Jobs and Internships, New Strategies (session only offered at 11:30 a.m.)

Being young and smart

Money Smart sessions for students in sixth through 12th grade will also be offered:

Money Bingo – 8:30 a.m.

Keeping Your Balance – The Importance of Managing a Budget – 9:30 a.m.

Savvy Shopper – The Advantages and Disadvantages of using Cash and Credit – 10:30 a.m.

Keeping Score – Learn about Credit Scores – 11:30 a.m.

Coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and its Money Smart partners, Money Smart Week - Indiana is designed to educate consumers about money management and create awareness of financial education programs on a wide range of topics, such as budgeting, saving and using credit wisely. Other educational activities will be presented throughout Northwest Indiana by local community groups, government agencies, businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations.

Space is limited. Register by calling (219) 980-4800.

Provided by Indiana University Northwest