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April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Money plays a critical role in our lives, from how we operate day-to-day to our long term financial goals, such as retirement, purchasing a car, or buying a house. Educating ourselves on our money, especially spending and saving, are important for ensuring financial stability and becoming financially literate. As such, the NJ State Library is proud to kick off this year’s Money Smart Week with Money Matters from the FDIC. The Money Matters module will show participants how to manage their money by preparing a personal spending plan and identify ways to decrease spending and increase income. The module will specifically cover:
- List the steps for setting financial goals
- Track daily spending habits
- Prepare a spending plan to estimate monthly income and expenses
- Identify ways to decrease spending
- Identify ways to increase income
- Identify spending plan tools to manage bills
Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. For more information, please visit http://www.ala.org/aboutala/offices/money-smart-week.