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About Us

Money Smart Week is a national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and delivered by a network of supporters that empowers people with the knowledge and skills to make better-informed personal financial decisions around the key financial pillars of saving, spending, borrowing and planning.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago coordinates Money Smart Week as part of its outreach efforts supporting effective policy-making and the economic development of all 7th District communities through promoting and contributing to economic and financial education.

Money Smart Week Supporters are volunteer organizations or individuals from the public, private, or government sectors who develop and execute local Money Smart Week events in their community. Interested in becoming a Money Smart Week Supporter? Learn more.

History

Money Smart Week began in 2002 as a coordinated effort of more than 40 Chicago-area organizations working together to promote financial literacy. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago convened these members to share resources and ideas to achieve greater public awareness of the programs and services available in the city of Chicago.