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2017 Money Smart Week Events - By Topic

Different collaborative representatives, coalition members, and members of the community will be presenting on different topics throughout DeKalb County during the week of April 22-29th. ALL PROGRAMMING IS FREE and covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying, estate planning, couponing, and much more.

NIU students, faculty, staff as well as community members are welcome to attend all sessions.


Budgeting


 


Business Strategies


 


Charity/Non-Profit Giving


 


College Planning


 


Credit and Cash Management/Credit Scores


 


Green Initiatives


 


Healthcare


Medicare Monday
Hosted By: Elder Care Services
Date: Monday, April 25
Time: 1:00 - 3:00p.m.
Location: Elder Care Services - 1701 E. Lincoln Hwy. - DeKalb, IL  60115

ECS offers FREE professional assistance on your Medicare needs and questions. Our staff is trained and certified on Senior Health Insurance Programs and can help you navigate the Medicare system so it makes sense to you. Our professionals' only goal is to help you find the best plan with the greatest savings that also meets your medical needs! Our walk-in hours are Mondays from 1pm-3pm. Can’t make it on Monday, call us (815-758-6550) and we will schedule an appointment with you!


Elder Care Services: Walk-In Wednesdays
Hosted By: Staff - Elder Care Services
Date: Wednesday, April 27
Time: 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Location: Elder Care Services - 1701 E. Lincoln Hwy. - DeKalb, IL  60115

Receive assistance with federal, state, and local health and benefits programs, including LIHEAP, Medicare, Food and Nutrition, and much more! The Information and Assistance Specialist is open for walk-ins on Wednesday mornings from 9am-12pm. No appointment is necessary, however, please call (815-758-6550) beforehand to ensure I&A Specialist is available.


Healthy Habbits/Wellness


 


Identity Theft/Shred Days


 


Job Searching


 


Kids' Programming


 


Retirement


 


Savy Shopping


 


Special Events


FREE Tax Preparation
Hosted By: Goodwill Northern Illinois, NIU's Department of Accountancy, and NIU's Financial Cents Program 
Date: Tuesday, April 4
Time: 11:30a.m. - 7:00p.m.
Location: Gallery Lounge - Holmes Student Center - 340 Carroll Ave. – DeKalb, IL  60115

We are in an ever increasing world of technology, with that technology comes risks. Join us for a workshop on how to navigate your technology.


FREE Tax Preparation
Hosted By: Goodwill Northern Illinois, NIU's Department of Accountancy, and NIU's Financial Cents Program 
Date: Tuesday, April 11
Time: 11:30a.m. - 7:00p.m.
Location: Gallery Lounge - Holmes Student Center - 340 Carroll Ave. – DeKalb, IL  60115

We are in an ever increasing world of technology, with that technology comes risks. Join us for a workshop on how to navigate your technology.

 

Investing in the Community: NIU Cares Day
Hosted by: NIU's Student Involvement and Leadership Development
Date: Saturday, April 22
Time: 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Location: DeKalb County

***Private Event for NIU Students, Faculty, and Staff. To Volunteer, please visit NIU's Site ***

NIU Cares Day is a campus-wide day of community service. Volunteers comprised of NIU students, faculty, and staff come together once a year to complete projects that benefit DeKalb County’s not-for-profit organizations and community agencies as a way of thanking the community for their support of the institution and its mission.


 

 

GeoCache for College Cash @ NIU
Hosted By: NIU's Financial Cents Program
Date: Monday, April 24
T
ime: 11:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Location: Holmes Student Center - Ellington's/Info Desk Area - Northern Illinois University – DeKalb, IL  60115

The "GeoCache for College Cash" is based on the popular outdoor geocaching concept, a scavenger-hunt type game. Instead of locating and taking objects, players leave proof they found information - about personal finance topics every college student should understand. Students will start this scavenger-hunt at the Financial Cents table located in the Holmes Student Center and can participate during posted hours from 4/24-4/28. Students will be competing for prizes and possible scholarship money.

 

GeoCache for College Cash @ NIU
Hosted By: NIU's Financial Cents Program
Date: Monday, April 24-Friday, April 28
T
ime: 11:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Location: Holmes Student Center - Ellington's/Info Desk Area - Northern Illinois University – DeKalb, IL  60115

The "GeoCache for College Cash" is based on the popular outdoor geocaching concept, a scavenger-hunt type game. Instead of locating and taking objects, players leave proof they found information - about personal finance topics every college student should understand. Students will start this scavenger-hunt at the Financial Cents table located in the Holmes Student Center and can participate during posted hours from 4/24-4/28. Students will be competing for prizes and possible scholarship money.

 

The Dave Ramsey Show
Hosted By: Dave Ramsey
Date: Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28 
Time: 1:06p.m., 2:06p.m., and 3:06p.m.
Location: Airs on WLBK (98.9 FM and 1360 AM)

More than 20 years ago, Dave took to the air to share practical answers for life's tough money questions. What started as a local show on one radio station in Nashville soon spread nationwide. Today, The Dave Ramsey Show is on more than 500 radio stations from coast to coast with more than 8 million listeners, but Dave's message hasn't changed. It's still as practical and common-sense as ever.


The Clark Howard Show
Hosted By: Clark Howard
Date: Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28 
Time: 4:06p.m., 5:06p.m., and 6:06p.m.
Location: Airs on WLBK (98.9 FM and 1360 AM)

Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. "Save more and spend less" is more than just a motto for Clark; it's a way of life. As a successful lifelong entrepreneur, media star and best-selling author, the Atlanta-based "consumer champion" is dedicated to helping Americans of all means get ahead in life.

 


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