CHICAGO, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Family Credit Management will host various free financial related workshops throughout the State of Illinois to help consumers learn to manage money wisely. These events are part of more than 1,000 free classes, seminars and activities promoting financial education that will be offered April 21st-28th.
Coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and its Money Smart partners, Money Smart Week is designed to educate consumers about money management and create awareness of financial education programs on a wide range of topics such as budgeting, saving and using credit wisely.
Classes, seminars and activities will be carried out by representatives of hundreds of local and statewide community groups, financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, businesses, schools, libraries, government agencies and media outlets. Almost all of the activities are free and are being held in towns, counties and regions throughout the state, including Bloomington/Normal, Champaign County, Greater Chicago, Metro East, Peoria/Tri County Area, Rockford, Springfield/Capitol Area, and Vermillion County.
Michael McAuliffe, President of Family Credit Management, said his agency has been participating in Money Smart Week efforts for many years. "We are so proud to be a Money Smart Partner throughout the State of Illinois. There is something for everyone this year, and it is so encouraging to see people from all walks of life coming out to learn how to take control of their financial future."
Following are the events presented by Family Credit Management:
April 24th "Managing Finances During Difficult Times" 7:00-8:00 p.m., Palatine Public Library, 700 N. Court, Palatine
April 24th "Introduction to Investing" Noon-12:45 p.m. Family Credit Management, 111 N. Wabash, Suite 2111, Chicago
April 25th "Introduction to Investing" Noon-12:45 p.m., Family Credit Management,111 N. Wabash, Suite 2111, Chicago
April 25th "Introduction to Investing" 5:15-6:00 p.m., Family Credit Management, 111 N. Wabash, Suite 2111, Chicago
April 25th "Solving the Mystery of Your Credit History" 7:00-8:00 p.m., Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside
April 26th "Credit and Debt Management" 7:00-8:00 p.m., Palatine Public Library, 700 N. Court, Palatine
April 21st "Get Checking" 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Alpine Bank, 6838 East State Street
April 23rd "Preventing Foreclosure" 6:00-7:00 p.m., East Branch, Rockford Public Library, 6685 East State Street
April 24th "Getting the Credit You Deserve" 6:30-7:30 p.m., North Suburban Library, 6340 N. Second Street
April 25th "Managing Finances During Difficult Times" 7:00-8:30 a.m., Holy Family Church, Re-Employment Network, Holy Family Catholic Church-basement, 4401 Highcrest Road
April 25th "You CAN Refinance" 5:00-6:00 p.m., Family Credit Management, 4306 Charles Street
April 25th "Coupon Clipping with the Pros" 5:30-6:30 p.m., Court Street United Methodist Church, 215 N. Court Street
April 26th "Coupon Clipping with the Pros" noon-12:45 p.m., Rock Valley Federal Credit Union, 11280 Forest Hills Road
April 23rd "Your Money, Your Credit, Your Future" 6:00-7:00 p.m., McLean County Extension Office, 402 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington
April 26th "Why Credit Card Interest Rates Don't Matter" 6:00-7:00 p.m., YWCA of McLean County, 1201 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington
"Realizing the American Dream" -an online course to help first time or prospective home buyers better prepare and understand the process and responsibility of home ownership. This online course is offered through eHome America. eHome America: the nation's premier online home ownership education program offering access to quality, accessible information and education for first-time home buyers. Free enrollment is offered to a limited number of enrollments during Money Smart Week.
For more information on any of the above presentations or to reserve your spot call Heidi Berardi at Family Credit Management at 800-994-3328 ext. 108.
Additional information and a calendar of events for all of this year's Money Smart Week are now available at http://www.moneysmartweek.org.
About Family Credit Management - FCM is an ISO registered, HUD certified non-profit consumer credit and housing counseling service providing solutions for those seeking financial assistance. FCM is one of the few national consumer credit counseling agencies licensed in over twenty states, and has been servicing consumers throughout the country for almost 20 years. We are members of the Better Business Bureau and the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies. FCM's mission is to reduce stress in consumer's lives through education, budget counseling and debt management.
SOURCE Family Credit Management