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Matthew Sapaula, Inc. partners in planning the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Smart Week 2010

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Each year, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago dedicates a whole week to helping increase financial literacy and education throughout the Chicagoland area.

Chicago's celebrities, government officials and business community supporting Money Smart Week

Chicago's celebrities, government officials and business community supporting Money Smart Week

In April 2009, topics ranged from teaching kids to save, to surviving a job loss to the benefits of renewable energy vehicles. There was so much interest in financial literacy classes that a new group was formed for DuPage County and sponsored 40 events. Some of the highlights from last year were:

  • Approx. 600 events were offered, up about 15% from 2008
  • 87,000+ people attended events in the Chicagoland area, triple for 2008 attendance
  • 71,000 Chicago Public School students led the way to the biggest MSW campaign ever-the Save, Chicago! Challenge from City Treasurer Stephanie Neeley
  • 3,500 kids took part in the JA in a Day events held by Junior Achievement
  • About 18 adults attended every classroom event, with several topping out with more than 50 people

There were more than 380 events for adults and almost 200 for children.

Matthew Sapaula, Inc. has been honored to be a Money Smart Week Partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for the past three years.  Personally, I have seen lots of growth, excitement and progress over this short time.

Photo taken while teaching financial literacy class, "House Rich, Cash Poor: 5 Ways to Keep Your Dreams from Turning Into a Nightmare", part of the Money Smart Week 2008 report

Photos from the Money Smart Week Annual Report of Tracy Frizzel of the Economic Awareness Council and Matthew Sapaula of MatthewSapaula, Inc. teaching financial literacy classes during Money Smart Week.

If you would like to sponsor, plan, organize or promote a specific financial planning or small business class with me, I would be delighted if you leave a comment below on this blog post. We will contact you to include you in a conference call to get the ball rolling.

We are always looking for appropriate venues and fellow professionals who have a desire to help people with personal finance and/or transition into becoming a small business.

The 2009 Money Smart Week (MSW) events have set the stage for the 2010 MSW Chicago.  Mark your calendars now!  The 2010 MSW dates have been set for April 17-24, 2010. Watch this site for updates!

In case you are curious, here is a video from a previous event we did with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Smart Week.  Talk to you soon!!

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  1. ceiba chavez says:

    Please let me know about organizer position…

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