Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week


Money Smart Week

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017, 12:30 AM - 11:45 PM
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. It will be held April 22-29, 2017. 

Money Smart Week® youth essay contest offers 6th-8th graders $250 in prizes for money management skills

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County (CCE-Steuben) is ramping up activities to celebrate Money Smart Week scheduled for April 22-29, 2017. As part of this campaign, they are holding a Youth Essay Contest for youth in 6-8th grades to write an essay on how they would adjust finances in the face of a family medical emergency. Serv-U Credit Union is partnering in this contest by donating a $100 cash prize for the best essay.

The Money Smart Week Youth Essay Contest is designed to help students develop a knowledge of money management skills such as decision-making related to spending and saving, investing, use of credit, etc. appropriate to their age and grade level. The 300-word or less essay must discuss if they think there is a connection between financial health and physical health plus what they think a city, state, or national policymaker can do to help promote financially healthier citizens. The complete essay questions, application, and submission information can be downloaded from the left sidebar or picked up at their office at 3. E. Pulteney Square, Bath, NY. All submissions must be received by April 20, 2017.

Money Smart Committee Members who will be assisting in the essay election process include Barbara Hubbell of the United Way of the Southern Tier, Pam Colomaio of Chemung Canal Trust Company, Carrie Foley of ServU Credit Union, and Nancy Reigelsperger of CCE-Steuben. Across the country, Money Smart Week partners will host a variety of events April 22-29, 2017. Visit this page regularly for an updated list of activities planned for Steuben County.

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. The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002. 


  • MSW Consumer Webinar April 6th 12:00pm CST: Estate Planning presented by Mario Correa of Correa Law. Learn how to avoid potential speedbumps and smoothly manage the transfer of assets to your loved ones. Audio: Dial: 1-855-377-2663 Participant Code: 66141401
  • Recorded Webinar: Protect What's Yours: The Truth Behind the Pitch- You hear a lot about investment opportunities and huge returns, but are those claims real? Presented by Dan Rutherford, Director Office of Customer Education and Outreach, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Check it out here.

Scavenger Hunt for Kids - Great Prizes!

Money Smart Scavenger Hunt- a free, national, photo-based hunt promoting financial education among high school students that runs April 3rd-April 30th. Prizes will be awarded to the top two entrants. First prize $1,000 gift card and second prize $500 gift card. To learn more, click here.


Nancy Reigelsperger
Financial/Energy Education
(607) 664-2573