Money Smart Day

April 2, 2016
Free sessions and programs on personal finance will be offered for all ages.

About this event

Join us for the eighth annual Money Smart Day on Saturday, April 2. More than a dozen free sessions and programs on personal finance will be offered for all ages. All sessions will take place at the Kansas City Public Library, 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo. Free on-site parking is available.

The event is open to the public and registration is not necessary.  If you would like to receive future Money Smart Month communications from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, please click the register button below.  

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Audience

Who should attend?

General public

Event details

Date Time Location
April 2, 2016 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Kansas City Public Library

Registration

The event is open to the public and registration is not necessary.  If you would like to receive future Money Smart Month communications from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, please click the register button below.  

Registration Deadline: April 1, 2016
Cost: $0.00

Register Now

Contact Information

Terri Derendinger
Senior Administrative Assistant
(816) 881-2031

Money Smart Day Agenda

Free sessions and programs on personal finance will be offered for all ages.

April 2

All-day Activities to Check Out

  • 10 - 2:30 p.m. Information and Resource Tables (Kirk Hall on Main Floor)

    Browse the main hall at the library, Kirk Hall, for informational brochures and financial literacy resources. 

  • 10 - 2:30 p.m. Free Credit Reports and Reviews (Third Floor Computer Room)

    Attendees can receive a free copy of their credit report and sign up for an on-site, 20-minute session with a credit counselor. 

  • 10:30 - 2:30 p.m. Financial Fable Films (Vault Theater on the Lower Level)

    Economic education videos designed to teach savings and budgeting basics.

Choose from these Sessions at 10:30 - 11:20 AM

Choose from these Sessions at 11:30 - 12:20 PM

  • 11:30 - 12:20 p.m. A Credit Smart Start (Lower Level Conference Room)

    A Credit Smart Start helps you better understand credit scoring, the concepts and terms related to your credit score, what major factors contribute to your credit score and tips on how to manage it.

    Presented by: Commerce Bank
  • 11:30 - 12:20 p.m. The Thrift Savings Plan - A Retirement Plan Anyone Can Follow (Second Floor Children's Area)

    This session uses the Federal Thrift Savings Plan as a model to provide invaluable information to anyone preparing for retirement. Information is also provided on general investing basics, such as how to use Roth IRAs and other financial tools and how to choose a financial advisor.

    Presented by: Financial Coaching
  • 11:30 - 12:20 p.m. Financial Traps (Second Floor Mezzanine)

    Sometimes we fall into money traps because we need cash quickly or because our earnings don’t quite match our spending habits. In this session, we address common money traps and how to avoid them.

    Presented by NextStep KC

Choose from these Sessions at 12:30 - 1:20 PM

  • 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. Budgeting Basics (Lower Level Conference Room)

    It’s impossible to map out a route to your destination if you don’t know where to start. This session will help you identify components of your budget, how to gain a snapshot of your finances, identify steps to implement everyday savings and provide new ways to set and achieve financial goals.

    Presented by: Women's Employment Network
  • 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. Get Moving! Home Financing 101 (Second Floor Children's Area)

    This session is for those who want to learn the home buying process. Topics include mortgage terminology, money saving tips for building a healthy down payment, financing options and discussing life events that could impact the home buying experience. 

    Presented by: UMB Bank
  • 12:30 - 1:20 p.m. Financial Traps in Spanish (Second Floor Mezzanine)

    En veces nos callemos en trampas financieras porque necesitamos dinero o porque nuestros ingresos no son suficientes para cubrir los gastos. En esta sesión, usted aprenderá cuales son las trampas financieras común y como evitarlas. 

    Presented by: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Choose from these Sessions at 1:30 - 2:20 PM

  • 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Top Personal Finance Apps (Lower Level Conference Room)

    Learn about the top personal finance apps for 2016 that can help streamline your money management. Discover apps that will help you save, invest, budget and more. 

    Presented by: Central Bank of Kansas City
  • 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. $aving for College (Second Floor Children's Area)

    Is opening a savings account for your child the best way to save for their college expenses? What about a 529 college savings plan? Come hear the pros and cons of different college saving strategies.

    Presented by: Financial Planning Association of Greater Kansas City
  • 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Funding Your Small Business (Second Floor Mezzanine)

    Learn about nontraditional sources of funding for start-up and early-stage businesses, including programs specific to the Kansas City entrepreneurial community. We'll cover everything from microloans to angel investing, including an overview of common misconceptions and how to prepare your business to apply for funds.

    Presented by: Women's Business Center