CSUN Will Raise Financial Literacy Awareness During Money Smart Week

MSW-flyer4webCalifornia State University, Northridge will offer financial literacy workshops and events to the campus community and the public from April 25-28 during national Money Smart Week, at the campus at 18111 Nordhoff St. in Northridge.

The program is sponsored by a variety of campus partners — the Delmar T. Oviatt Library, the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Financial Aid and Scholarship Department, the Career Center, Associated Students and the Alumni Association.

“Money is something everyone can learn how to be smarter with, and Money Smart Week is one opportunity to gain skills,” said Business and Data Librarian Charissa Jefferson. “These events will help to improve the financial literacy of CSUN students, staff and faculty and community guests by providing free expert information on personal financial management. Attendees are encouraged to share these skills with their families and communities, in hopes of supporting financial independence.”

The week will begin with a money board game night, from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 25 at Sequoia Hall Room 112. Hosted by CSUN Saves, a campus partner of the Consumer Federation of America’s America Saves campaign, the game night offers guests the chance to play money games such as Monopoly, Pay Day, Life, Cash Flow 100 and Pictionary. Refreshments will be provided and space is limited, so reservations are required for this event by April 22.

On April 27, students can learn how to avoid some of the financial pitfalls of college during the Financial Literacy Listening Party, at 2 p.m. in the Panorama City Room in the University Student Union. Finally, on April 28, the Oviatt Library will host a day-long series of workshops that are designed to help attendees identify a variety of available financial resources.

A full list of events and workshops, along with reservation information, can be found on the Money Smart Week event page at library.csun.edu/events/moneysmart.

The national Money Smart Week, which runs from April 23-30, was launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and has grown to include all 50 states, with more than 4,000 events and 150,000 participants annually.

“Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort among a small group of Chicago-area organizations working to promote financial literacy,” said Alejo Torres, senior outreach manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. “Today, Money Smart Week continues to expand nationally, providing greater awareness of, and access to, personal finance resources for all.”

For more information, contact james.lunsford@csun.edu or call (818) 677-4659.

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