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Financial Education Events

January

  • Show Me the Money Day:  Show Me the Money Day is an annual event featuring free financial resource fairs and financial workshops in communities across Michigan.The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) provides a number of free planning resources to help communities organize a Show Me the Money Day. 

February

  • America Saves Week:  America Saves is a nationwide campaign in which a broad coalition of nonprofit, corporate, and government groups help individuals and families save and build wealth. Through information, advice, and encouragement, we assist those who wish to pay down debt, build an emergency fund, save for a home, save for an education, or save for retirement.

March

  • National Consumer Protection Week:  The Federal Trade Commission, other federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations sponsor this event to highlight the importance of consumer education and offer free resources to help consumers protect their privacy and avoid fraud.

April

  • Credit Union Youth Week:  A week to highlight youth involvement and encourage savings.  CUNA provides ideas and resources to help you promote youth week and participate in the National Youth Savings Challenge. 
     
  • Money Smart Week:  Third week in April.  An initiative of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Money Smart Week is a series of free classes and activities designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.  Credit Unions are encouraged to hold financial education activities this week and post these events in the booklet that is printed and distributed throughout Michigan and on their Web site.  Learn how credit unions can participate, click here to view MCUL webinar with Alejo Torres of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. 
     
  • Financial Literacy Legislative Challenge: The Financial Literacy Legislative Challenge is a cooperative effort that partners Michigan lawmakers with credit unions and schools in their district to spread sound financial skills to students of all ages throughout April, which is National Financial Literacy Month.  Participating lawmakers and credit unions team up for a financial literacy event in the classroom, at a student credit union, or at a credit union youth week event.  Plan ahead to host your lawmaker in April each year. 

October

  • Protect Your Identity Week:  The National Foundation for Credit Counseling and the Council of Better Business Bureaus host events to inform consumers and to help prevent identity theft.  
  • Upcoming Events- OCC Financial Literacy Update:   These periodic updates contain information about upcoming financial literacy events, new initiatives of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and other organizations in the financial literacy field, and listings of financial literacy and consumer financial education resources.  

 

 
   
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