Asset Building

There is no singular path to economic security for everyone, particularly for vulnerable populations such as those who are unemployed, underemployed, homeless, or at imminent risk of homelessness.

Programs that work with participants to build assets as well as personal and financial skills should be designed with this tenet in mind. In order to be effective, asset building programs must empower individuals and families to create their own unique and realistic paths to economic security instead of prescribing a “one size fits all” model.

HHCS Asset Building programs appreciate unique financial challenges, adapt to varied circumstances, and allow for individual financial goals. This kind of adaptive approach is essential in creating lasting positive change.

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Click here for a list of Money Smart Events for 2016. Every effort has been made to confirm event information prior to posting to our web site, however, changes do occur. We encourage you to verify dates, times, and registration information of the event you plan to attend.

Heartland Alliance is offering several workshops around the city at varying times of the day during Money Smart Week. Come join us for a week of fun financial education and learn some great asset building tools. Please feel free to contact the facilitators to find out more information about their workshop and to RSVP.

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About Money Smart Week

Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, 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. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance. Partnering Organizations will host their events for next year April 23 – 30, 2016

What is Money Smart Week?

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. These groups come together once a year to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help and provide free educational seminars and activities throughout the week. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning.

Share your event with the Money Smart Week team! 

Please share pictures, new stories, media clips with us at money.smart@chi.frb.org.

Money Smart Week Team http://www.moneysmartweekpartners.org

For any additional questions, please contact us at money.smart@chi.frb.org.

 

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