Urbandale Public Library/Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week is a national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago & delivered by a network of supporters. This year’s campaign will be 100% virtual with topics focused on low and moderate-income communities.

Join our Money Smart Week watch party to be held from April 15 through April 21, 2023.

This year’s line-up includes:

Family Budgeting webinar

Monday, April 17, 2023, 1:00 – 1:20 PM CT (Library Watch Party Registration)

Budgeting is not just making a spending plan and cutting expenses. It’s important to set goals for where you want your money to take you. Motivation is important for adjusting behavior to see real results. Learn how to approach the unique needs of your family with the right budget and vision for the future. Presented by the University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture.

Instituciones Financieras (Financial Institutions) Webinar

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 1:00 – 1:20 PM CT (Library Watch Party Registration)

This session will be conducted in Spanish with English captions.

Why is it important to learn about financial institutions? Banks, credit unions, money transmitters, check cashers, brokers, and other providers of financial services and products can play an important role in establishing financial well-being if they are understood and used properly.

Vanessa Arita Reyes will highlight why it’s important to seek information and have conversations about financial systems in the communities we live in. Vanessa will share stories about her own top reasons to learn about financial institutions. Presented by Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI).

Debt Relief Webinar

Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 1:00 – 1:20 PM CT (Library Watch Party Registration)

Financial products can be complex and confusing. This can overwhelm individuals struggling with debt management. Fueled by stress and an increasing sense of urgency, hastily made decisions can lead to disaster when people are desperate for relief. Making an informed decision means taking the time to build a clear understanding of the products and services available. Attend this presentation for a closer look at popular options to affordably repay debt. Presented by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.

Employer Retirement Plans Webinar

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 1:00 – 1:20 PM CT (Library Watch Party Registration)

The savings fitness presentation is designed to educate participants about employer retirement plans and the various paths available for planning a secure financial future. This presentation will provide information to assist with savings questions and will help take the uncertainty out of planning for a successful retirement. Presented by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration.

(If you would rather watch these webinars on your own, click here to register directly through the Money Smart Week website.)