Mark your calendar! The week of April 17 to 23, 2009 is the fifth 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 non-commercial, free of charge, and will be offered at the Sussex County Administrative Center in Newton, the Sussex County Main Library in Frankford Township, and at the Sussex County YMCA in Hardyston.
Money$mart Week will begin with a poster contest for county youth with prizes awarded in four age categories. The theme of the posters is "I am Money $mart." Additional information about the contest and the week's events can be found at www.aroundthearea.com. M$W will also include 15 financial seminars for adults held during both morning and evening hours on topics that include investing, estate planning, and long-term care.
Sussex County 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.
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