Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette hosts Money Smart Week, April 5-12

Help take the stress out of managing your money by participating in Money Smart Week, held April 5-12. Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette is hosting various events throughout the week to help you manage your personal finances. A special program for veterans will be held on April 12.

In addition to Ivy Tech, Money Smart Week is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Purdue Federal Credit Union, Industrial Federal Credit Union, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Purdue University, Purdue Extension, Greater Lafayette Commerce, HomesteadCS, and the Chicago Federal Reserve.

All events are free and open to the public. Events will be held in Ivy Hall on the Ivy Tech-Lafayette campus at 3101 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette.

Pet Place
Saturday, April 5, 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m., Ivy Hall, Grand Hall
Pet Place is a financial literacy game that helps youth recognize wants and needs by taking care of their new “pet.” For children K-6. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Smart Homebuying
Monday, April 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Ivy Hall 1285
Thursday, April 10, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Ivy Hall 1333
Learn about education and assistance programs to help you purchase a home.

Get Rich Slowly, But At Least Get Rich
Tuesday, April 8, 10:00-11:00 am, Ivy Hall 2266
Start planning early for a financially stable retirement.

Cashing In On Education
Wednesday, April 9, 12:00-1:00 pm, Ivy 1333
Learn how to use Ivy Tech and its resources to advance your education and career.

Money Smart Veterans
Saturday, April 12, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm, Ivy 1112
Veterans and their families are welcome to attend. Presentations on housing resources, general benefits, retirement and financial planning, and budgeting and credit will repeat every hour beginning at 9:30 am. Booths from area businesses will be on hand to provide information to veterans. Refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be given away throughout the event. For more information, contact Fred Duttlinger, Ivy Tech’s VA Coordinator, at (765) 269-5118.

For more information, visit moneysmartweek.org, or follow MoneySmartWeekLafayetteIndiana on Facebook, and MSWLafayette on Twitter and Instagram.

About Money Smart Week
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. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning. The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002.

About Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.


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