Money Smart Week in East Central Illinois

CHAMPAIGN — Financial institutions, libraries, government agencies and even supermarkets are banding together to present dozens of financial-education programs in Champaign and Vermilion counties next week. The programs are part of "Money Smart Week," coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Most events are free and open to the public, but a few have registration deadlines.

Kathy Sweedler, programming chairwoman for Money Smart Week in Champaign County, said she was pleased that libraries in Tolono and St. Joseph are hosting events, in addition to the events in Champaign-Urbana. Here's a sampling of events in Champaign and Vermilion counties. For up-to-date listings, visit http://www.chicagofed.org/webpages/education/msw/index.cfm, click on "consumer," then on the image of Illinois and choose a county for the listing of events there.

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

Saturday, April 21

— "Affordable Home Ownership for the Latino Community," 10 to 11 a.m., Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St., U.

— "Five Secrets of Saving for Your Children's College Education," 3 to 4 p.m., Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., C.

Sunday, April 22

— "Do I Need Long-Term Care Insurance?" 2 to 3 p.m., Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St., U.

— "Five Secrets of Saving for Your Children's College Education," 3 to 4 p.m. Urbana Free Library.

Monday, April 23

— "Advance Directives and Estate Planning," 11 a.m. to noon, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, 302 N. First St., C.

— "A Woman's Guide to Money Matters," noon to 1 p.m., Champaign Public Library.

— "Identity Theft," noon to 1 p.m., Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation.

— "Housing Options As We Age: Tools to Help You Decide," 1 to 2 p.m., Tolono Public Library, 111 E. Main St., Tolono.

— "To Your Credit," 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., Champaign Public Library.

— "Identity Theft," 2 to 3 p.m., Stevick Senior Center, 48 E. Main St., C.

— "Your Financial Life," 6 to 7:30 p.m., Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County, 119 E. University Ave., C.

Tuesday, April 24

— "Mapping Your Income in Retirement," 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Champaign Public Library.

— "Shopping Healthy on A Budget," noon to 1 p.m., County Market, 331 E. Stoughton St., C. Register by April 20 by calling 815-520-5258.

— "You Multi-Task Everyday ... Expect the Same of Your Money," noon to 1 p.m. Champaign Public Library. Register by April 23 by calling 352-5828.

— "Budgeting," 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., Champaign Public Library.

— "Retirement Has Changed, What's Your Next Move?" 7 to 8 p.m., Edward Jones branch office, 1701 Broadmoor Drive, Suite 110, C. Register by April 20 by calling 352-0117.

Wednesday, April 25

— "Talking Money with The Ladies," 8 to 9:30 a.m., Champaign County Farm Bureau Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C.

— "Tax-Free Investing," 11 a.m. to noon, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Room D-244, C.

— "Is Home Ownership In Your Future?" noon to 1 p.m., Hickory Point Bank & Trust, 701 Devonshire Drive, C. Register by April 23 by calling 351-7100.

— "You Multitask Every Day; Expect the Same of Your Money," 1 to 2 p.m. Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Room D-244, C. Register by April 24 by calling 352-5828.

— "Creating Your Resume," 6 to 7 p.m., Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., C.

Thursday, April 26

— "Secure Banking for Seniors," 10 to 11 a.m., St. Joseph Township Library, 201 N. Third St., St. Joseph.

— "Shopping Smart and Healthy," 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., St. Joseph Township Library.

— "Credit Card Education," 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Champaign Public Library.

— "Shopping Healthy on A Budget," noon to 1 p.m., County Market, 2901 W. Kirby Ave., C. Register by April 23 by calling 815-520-5258.

— "Identity Theft," 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., Champaign Public Library.

— "Advance Directives and Estate Planning," 1 to 2 p.m., Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation.

— "The Basics of Budgeting," 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Champaign Public Library.

— "Shopping Smart and Healthy," 5 to 6 p.m. Champaign Public Library.

— "Cost of Credit," 6 to 7:30 p.m., Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County. Register by April 23 by calling 359-0507.

— "Create Your Retirement Paycheck," 6 to 7 p.m., Champaign County Farm Bureau Auditorium.

— "Finding and Applying for A Job," 6 to 7 p.m., Douglass Branch Library.

— "Top 10 Smart Phone Apps to Help You Save Money and Time," 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., Champaign Public Library.

— "Take Stock in the Market," 7 to 8 p.m., Edward Jones, 1701 Broadmoor Drive, Suite 110, C. Register by April 26 by calling 352-0117.

— "Building A Low-Cost Diversified Portfolio of Investments," 7:30 to 9 p.m., Champaign Public Library.

Friday, April 27

— "Banking Basics for the Latino Community," 6 to 7:30 p.m., Champaign Public Library.

Saturday, April 28

— "Home Maintenance Workshop," 10 a.m. to noon, Champaign City Building. Register by April 26 by calling 403-7070.

VERMILION COUNTY

Saturday, April 21

— Community Shred Day, 9 a.m. to noon, Executive Plaza Banquet Center, 3550 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Monday, April 23

— "Identity Theft: What Mid-Age Adults to Seniors Should Know," 9:30 to 11 a.m., Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

Tuesday, April 24

— "Home Ownership and Home Repairs — Help!" 10 to 11 a.m., Faith in Action South, 302 N. State St., Westville.

— "Save Money: Grow Your Vegetables in Containers," 11 a.m. to noon, Faith in Action South, Westville.

— "Shopping Smart and Healthy," noon to 1 p.m. Danville Public Library.

— "Discover Your Money Habitudes: Habits and Attitudes Affect How You Use Money," 1 to 2 p.m., Danville Public Library.

— "Create A Home Energy Savings Plan," 5 to 6 p.m., Danville Public Library.

— "Mortgage Lending and Refinancing," 6:15 to 7:45 p.m., Danville Public Library.

Thursday, April 26

— "Cash Dash," 9 a.m. to noon, Danville Public Library.

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