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money smart week
Programs and activities designed to help consumers of all ages better understand their personal finances and manage the cost of daily living.

MONEY SMART for Adults

Telephone & Utility Bill Clinic

Monday, April 24, 1-2:30 PM
Community Room East

Citizens Utility Board (CUB) staff will review your telephone, electric, and natural gas bills and recommend ways for you to cut costs. Please allow for wait time while CUB staff is helping other patrons. Limit 25.

Small Space Gardening
A Cook’s Delight

Tuesday, April 25, 7-8 PM
Community Room

Just in time for Money Smart Week, horticulturist and garden writer Nina Koziol will offer tips on how to grow the best ingredients for a cook’s kitchen in small, economical spaces. With six hours of sunlight on your balcony, deck or window sill, you can grow your own fresh herbs and vegetables.

Tax-Free Investing

Thursday, April 27, 7-8:30 PM
Community Room East

It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep! Yev Kozachuk, financial advisor with Edward Jones, will provide an overview of tax-advantaged investments such as municipal bonds, IRAs, and life insurance.

Financial Planning Appointments

Tuesdays, April 18 OR May 16
Appointment times: 9 or 10 AM

Second Floor Study Room

Need a financial tune-up? Schedule a free one-hour consultation with a Certified Financial Planner. Call 847-729-7500 x 7700 to register.


Life-Size Monopoly

Saturday, April 29, Noon-4 PM
Community Room

Registration begins February 10

It’s Money Smart Week—celebrate with a life-sized round of capitalism’s favorite board game. Register the whole family, call dibs on your favorite token, and see if you have what it takes to bankrupt your siblings.


Saving for College

Register for Monday, April 24, 6-7 PM
Community Room West • Students & Parents • Limit 40

A panel of representatives from College Illinois and Bright Start College Savings will speak about the many facets of saving for college. A representative from FAFSA will also be present to answer questions on financial aid. Register by April 23.