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2011 Money$mart Week
Release Date: April 18, 2011

2011 MONEY$MART WEEK

Mark your calendar! The week of May 16 is the seventh annual Money$mart Week (M$W) in Sussex County. Residents will have an opportunity to increase their financial knowledge by attending presentations given by financial professionals. The sessions are non-commercial and will be offered at the Sussex County Technical School, Sussex County libraries in Vernon and Frankford, Project Self Sufficiency, Hopatcong Civic Center, Knoll Heights Community Center, Franklin Senior Housing, and the Lake Mohawk Country Club.

Workshop Schedule (pdf)

Most of the informative and valuable programs will be free of charge. M$W will include numerous financial seminars for adults, held in the morning or evenings, on topics that include investing, estate planning, and financial planning for seniors. To register for any program call 973-383-4787 (ask for Elaine) or email info@centerforprevention.org. Registration information can also be found at www.centerforprevention.org, www.aroundthearea.com, and www.sussex.nj.us.

This year, on Tuesday, May 17, there will be a new and exciting evening program: Money Smart U, A Night of Financial Education. This program will run from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM, and it will be held at the Sussex County Technical School. There will be a charge of $10 for adults and $5 for students, and the admission fee will include pizza and a drink. There will be seminars on obtaining financial aid for college, online investing, and several other financial-related topics. Each program has an expert presenter, and will provide informative and valuable information.

On Thursday, May 19, at the Lake Mohawk Country Club, Bill Kulsar will present a program called: Estate Planning: Not Just for the Wealthy. The program costs $15 per person, and this includes dinner.

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 of Living" award from the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce for its positive impact on county residents. For additional information, see an upcoming insert in the New Jersey Herald on May 8th or go to the above-mentioned websites.

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