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1 Get money smart. Be money smart. Stay money smart.

2 What is Money Smart Week? A public awareness campaign designed to encourage economic and financial literacy An initiative of businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits and government agencies An opportunity to inform, educate and assist the citizens of Nebraska to be “money smart”

3 When is Money Smart Week? Held in November & April Contact Info: Jennifer Davidson Nebraska Council on Economic Education 402-472-2333, Erin Wirth University of Nebraska - Lincoln 402-472-9093,

4 How Did it Get Started? Has its origins in Chicago and has been implemented in Kearney Started in Nebraska in 2008 by the Nebraska Financial Education Coalition – A network of organizations dedicated to improved economic and financial literacy – Goal: help Nebraskans better manage their personal finances

5 How Do I Get Involved? An organization that actively participates during Money Smart Week: – Provides education materials, instructors or a seminar for consumers – Provides facilities to host events, sponsor events or share promotional materials – Leverages resources to publicly support Money Smart Week – No cost or ongoing obligation

6 What are My Next Steps to Get Involved in Money Smart Week? 1.Learn More. – To get involved, please go to to learn more. 2.Plan. – Begin to plan an event to occur during Money Smart Week. – Should be free and open to the public and cannot sell products and services. 3.Add Your Event – Submit your Money Smart Week Event information by clicking “Add an Event” at

7 4.Market and Promote. – Get the word out about your event. – Use some of the free resources online at as promotional tools. 5.Have your Event. – Conduct your event for your target audiences. – Have fun and remember that financial education is essential for all Nebraskans. 6.Evaluate. – Complete and return the information we’ll request – attendance, surveys, photos, media clips and samples of promotional materials What are My Next Steps to Get Involved in Money Smart Week?

8 Benefits for Organizations Raise awareness for your programs and activities Free promotional resources Networking with more than 200 other organizations tied to financial education Part of a larger effort to help promote the importance of financial education

9 Important Dates to Remember Starting 2 Months Prior to Start Date Promote your events to your key audiences, using some of the free tools and materials available for you in our resources section. During Money Smart Week Get out and participate in Money Smart Week activities! One Week After Money Smart Week Complete evaluations, send back participant evaluations, and share best practices, photos and media clips.

10 For more information, contact Jennifer Davidson at: or 402.472.2333 Get money smart. Be money smart. Stay money smart.

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