Sussex County Money Smart Week Press Release
Barbara O'Neill, Ph.D., CFP®
Mark your calendar! The week of April 16 to 22, 2010 is the sixth annual Money$mart Week (M$W) in Sussex County. Residents will have an opportunity to increase their financial knowledge by attending presentations given by area financial professionals. The sessions are commercial-free and will be offered at the Sussex County Administrative Center in Newton, Sussex County libraries in Vernon, Sussex-Wantage and Frankford, and several other area sites.
Money$mart Week will begin with a poster contest for county youth with prizes awarded in two age categories: grades k to 3 and 4 to 6. The theme of the posters is "I am Money $mart." Additional information about the poster contest and the week's events can be found at www.aroundthearea.com and www.sussex.nj.us. M$W will also include 22 financial seminars for adults held during both morning and evening hours on topics that include investing, estate planning, retirement, and homeownership.
All Money $mart Week sessions, except one, are free of charge. The one session with a fee is "Taking Control: A Financial Workshop for Women" on Thursday, April 22, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Lake Mohawk Country Club. The $10 fee for this program includes dinner. Three speakers from the New Jersey Society of CPAs will discuss a variety of financial topics that women need to know.
Money$mart Week promotes the financial wellness of Sussex County citizens of all ages and incomes. It is the only financial education program of its type in New Jersey and one of less than a dozen M$W programs conducted nationwide. M$W began in 2005 and is sponsored by a committee of volunteers that develops a week-long financial education program for local residents. In 2006, the program won a "Quality in Living" award from the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce for its positive impact on county residents. For additional information about 2010 Money $mart Week activities, see an upcoming insert in the New Jersey Herald on April 4 or visit www.aroundthearea.com and www.sussex.nj.us.
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