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
Wi$e Money Week is intentionally designed to offer multiple programs to ensure we are providing great education to consumers of all age levels and incomes. We held over 100 different events during our Sixth Annual Wi$e Money Week, May 15-May 21, 2017
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. In 2002, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago started MoneySmartWeek. Since that time, it has expanded nationally to include 41 states. Last year, 4,350 events were held and included over 141,000 participants.