Copyright 2012 Financial Stability Alliance
Mayor Mark Kruzan, Monroe County Public
Library Director Sara Laughlin, and United Way
Executive Director Barry Lessow kick off Money
Smart Week in October 2011.
Money Smart Week
"Based on what I learned
during Money Smart Week,
I will refocus my goals and
make my spending reflect
my actual priorities-I want
to make sure that my family
is financially healthy."
Money Smart Week is a national campaign that helps consumers better manage their personal finances.
During the week-long event, local partners host a series of free classes and activities. The Financial
Stability Alliance sponsors both Monroe County's Money Smart Week in October and Indiana Money
Smart Week in April.
Click here to check out our Facebook album of pictures from Monroe County Money Smart Week 2012!
Monroe County Money Smart Week activities in October 2012 included:
Money Fun Day
This event offered a library-wide financial literacy scavenger hunt. Participants ate chocolate, won prizes,
and put their face on a $1,000,000 bill while learning how to manage money better.
It's Your Money: Duct Tape Wallet Workshop- Ellettsville
In this workshop, participants built a device that literally saves money: duct tape wallets!
Tuesday Tales: Bunny Money Storytime
Characters from popular picture books and friends from Sesame Street helped preschoolers and their
families talk about Saving, Spending, and Sharing. Families also looked at websites, apps, and other
materials and games that can help young children develop money smart skills.
Solving the Credit Mystery: Credit Counseling Expert Panel
What's a good credit score? How many credit cards are too many? This workshop cleared up the mystery
surrounding credit and gave participants the opportunity to talk with experts from Fifth Third Bank, IU Credit
Union, and Regions Bank.
SCI SCI - Presentations and Networking for Service Providers
During the 3rd annual SCI SCI, service providers from Brown, Greene, Monroe, and Owen counties came
together and shared information about their organizations' programs and services, which all contribute to
financial stability in the community.
It's Your Money: Talk to an Expert
Participants gained unbiased financial advice through confidential, one-on-one sessions with financial
It's Your Money: Online Money Managment
This hands-on workship introduced participants to online money management tools that make budgeting,
saving, spending, credit and debt management, and investment a breeze!
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Money Fun Day participants took pictures in a
$1,000,000 bill during Money Smart Week in