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Wi$e Money Week Event: May 15-May 21, 2017

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Wi$e Money Week is intentionally designed to offer multiple programs to ensure we are providing great education to consumers of all age levels and incomes. We held over 100 different events during our Fifth Annual Wi$e Money Week, April 24-April 30, 2016
Topics included:

  • Credit & Debt Management
  • Estate Planning
  • Housing Mortgages and Foreclosure Prevention
  • Identity Theft
  • Investing & Wealth Building
  • Kids & Money
  • Personal Finance 101
  • Planning for Financial Emergencies
  • Taxes

Financially stable families and individuals are the cornerstone of a financially stable and successful community. This event will raise awareness and build the knowledge, skills and abilities of Jacksonville citizens to better manage their personal finances.

We know that the statistics on Financial Literacy are compelling:

  • More informed buying decisions reduce spending by 3%
  • 55% of consumers follow their budget when given spending strategies and credit skills
  • 50% of consumers start savings, giving them financial assets to avoid a financial crisis

We are partnering with the Duval County Public Schools, with the support private funders, to involve as many students as possible in Wi$e Money Week.

We are extremely excited that we will be able to recognize 2 Wi$e Money middle school students with $1,000 college savings accounts. . Students will be invited to submit an essay highlighting the importance of being Wi$e about Money.

Yes. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago started a similar program nine years ago. It has grown exponentially, now reaching thousands of consumers every year with education that shows them how to better manage their financials and navigate in challenging financial times. Last year, Chicago held more than 500 events and activities serving over 225,000 consumers.

Multiple communities have taken this model and implemented it in their city. Based on the success and experience from other areas of our country, we are confident that using their best practices will lead to success in Jacksonville.

Classes are held in a variety of locations throughout our community.

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FOR WI$E MONEY WEEK

Help teach students to be WI$E with their MONEY and be prepared for lifelong successful financial decisions.

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