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Money Smart Week is a financial education campaign designed to help consumerrs better manage their personal finances through classes and activities for consumers of all ages and income levels.  The Northwest Indiana Money Smart Week Council host a variety of activities, beginning with a Money Smart Fair held on April 5th at Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso, and ending with a Money Smart Fair held on April 12th at Indiana Universiy Northwest.  

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What We Do

Whether you want to learn the basics, improve your financial IQ or start your own small business, we have a workshop to meets your needs.

Below are the sessions offered at both Money Smart Fair locations.  Click on the link for the session at the time you are interested for details and registration. Be sure to secure your spot because classroom space is limited! On site registration is accepted as space permits.

Money Smart Fair - Saturday, April 5, 2014
8:00 am to 12:15 pm
Ivy Tech Community College
3100 Ivy Tech Drive in Valparaiso

Are you Work Ready for Today's Job Market? 8:30am-9:30am
Are you Work Ready for Today's Job Market? 9:45am-10:45am
Are you Work Ready for Today's Job Market? 11:00am-12:00pm

Be all that YOU can Be - Protect Your Identity 8:30am-9:30am
Be all that YOU can Be - Protect Your Identity 9:45am-10:45am
Be all that YOU can Be - Protect Your Identity 11:00am-12:00pm

Borrowing Basics 8:30am-9:30am
Borrowing Basics 9:45am-10:45am
Borrowing Basics 11:00am-12:00pm

Budgeting 101 8:30am-9:30am
Budgeting 101 9:45am-10:45am
Budgeting 101 11:00am-12:00pm

Financial Aid 101: Money Matters 8:30am-9:30am
Financial Aid 101: Money Matters 9:45am-10:45am
Financial Aid 101: Money Matters 11:00am-12:00pm

Financial Recovery 8:30am-9:30am
Financial Recovery 9:45am-10:45am
Financial Recovery 11:00am-12:00pm

How to Start a Business 8:30am-9:30am
How to Start a Business 9:45am-10:45am
How to Start a Business 11:00am-12:00pm

Investing on a Budget: 11:00-12:00pm

Pay it Forward: The Value of Serving Your Community  8:30am-9:30am
Pay it Forward: The Value of Serving Your Community  9:45am-10:45am
Pay It Forward: The Value of Serving Your Community  11:00am-12:00am

Soft Skills to Land a Job  8:30am-9:30am
Soft Skills to Land a Job  9:45am-10:45am
Soft Skills to Land a Job  11:00am-12:00am

What's Up With the New Health Care? 8:30am-9:30am
What's Up With the New Health Care? 9:45am-10:45am

Working on Getting the Career of Your Dreams 8:30am-9:30am
Working on Getting the Career of Your Dreams 9:45am-10:45am
Working on Getting the Career of Your Dreams 11:00am-12:00pm


Money Smart Fair
- Saturday, April 12, 2014

8:00 am to 12:15 pm
Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway in Gary


Are you Work Ready for Today's Job Market? 8:30am-9:30am
Are you Work Ready for Today's Job Market? 9:45am-10:45am
Are you Work Ready for Today's Job Market? 11:00am-12:00pm

Be all that YOU can Be - Protect Your Identity 8:30am-9:30am
Be all that YOU can Be - Protect Your Identity 9:45am-10:45am
Be all that YOU can Be - Protect Your Identity 11:00am-12:00pm

Borrowing Basics 8:30am-9:30am
Borrowing Basics 9:45am-10:45am
Borrowing Basics 11:00am-12:00pm

Budgeting 101 8:30am-9:30am
Budgeting 101 9:45am-10:45am
Budgeting 101 11:00am-12:00pm

Financial Aid Awareness 9:45am-10:45am

Financial Recovery 8:30am-9:30am
Financial Recovery 9:45am-10:45am
Financial Recovery 11:00am-12:00pm

Getting Jobs & Internships, New Strategies 11:00am-12:00pm

How to Start a Business 8:30am-9:30am
How to Start a Business 9:45am-10:45am
How to Start a Business 11:00am-12:00pm

Investing on a Budget: 11:30-12:30pm

What's Up With the New Health Care? 8:30am-9:30am
What's Up With the New Health Care? 9:45am-10:45am

Working on Getting the Career of Your Dreams 8:30am-9:30am
Working on Getting the Career of Your Dreams 9:45am-10:45am
Working on Getting the Career of Your Dreams 11:00am-12:00pm

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Address Information
600 E. 84th Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410
Contact: Helen Gabriel/Matina Tovar
Contact Title: NWI Money Smart Fair Council Member
Phone: 219-462-2940 ext.40
Email: moneysmartfair@gmail.com