Money Smart Week 2017

Money Smart Week 2017

Geocache For College Cash

April 24, 2017 - April 28, 2017

GeoCache for College Cash is a contest that operates similar to a scavenger hunt. Using a smart phone or tablet, players read and respond to quiz questions for a chance to win prizes. This fun campus event features personal finance info every student should know. Prizes include chance to win $1,500 scholarship, as well as gift cards and swag.

Community Resource Fair

April 24, 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Library Atrium

Our Money Smart Week Resource Fair will include a number of local organizations that assist community members in different ways providing information in a vendor fair style.

What Do You Know, About What You Owe?

April 24, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
C1130
Presented by Heartland Bank

Need help with debt management? Or do you need some information to make better decisions about credit and debt?

Heartland Bank will discuss credit and debt management; what is important to know, how to get out of debt, and being smart about credit and debt.

Breaking the Broke College Student Stereotype

April 25, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
C1130
Speaker: Chonce Maddox

Ready to stop being broke and stressing about money? Learn how to budget, save, earn more and manage your money properly to take control your financial future.

Paying For College Panel

April 26, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
C1130

Are you aware of all of the resources Kishwaukee College offers for assistance in paying for college? There are many programs that students and community members are unaware of when it comes to receiving assistance for going to school.

This panel will consist of a member of the Kishwaukee College financial aid department, staff members well versed in applying for scholarships, WIOA (Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act) youth and adult programs, and adult education department with the Perkins grant information. We will discuss the different options available to students attending Kishwaukee College and how these different resources assist the student. We will also demonstrate how to use different tools and pages on our website, as well as outside resources.

Money Smart Week BINGO

April 26, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C1131
Presented by Rock Valley Credit Union

We're mixing fun and financial literacy in this interactive session.Rock Valley Credit Union will discuss credit basics between BINGO games. Win a game, win a small prize.

Job Seeker Workshop

April 27, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
C1130
Presented by ILworkNet

Whether you've been looking for a job or about to take your first step out into the working world, it's always nice to get some advice and best practices to help you find what you are looking for.

Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act's Youth Program will provide a workshop for individuals seeking jobs. This workshop will include information that will enhance your knowledge on how to search for the jobs you are looking for and how to build your resume to ensure that you are putting your best foot forward.

Eating Healthy On A Budget

April 27, 2017
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
C1121
Presented by Hyvee

Does eating healthy just seem like something that is out of reach due to a bust schedule or a tight budget? Eating healthy is important for all. Sometimes when your budget is tight it may not seem like you can afford to eat healthy or it may seem easier to purchase those prepackaged meals or eat out. DeKalb HyVee Dietitian, Lisa Brandt will talk about ways to eat healthy on a budget, how to shop healthy on a budget, and how to make some more informed decisions when it comes to the benefits of what you purchase.