DES MOINES, Iowa (4/15/09)--Credit unions are among the financial institutions, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and community groups across Iowa who have banded together to present the second annual Money Smart Week. Money Smart Week is a week of events developed to help central Iowans of all ages better manage their finances, said the Iowa Credit Union League. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and nearly 100 partners will offer more than 95 free financial seminars April 18-25 in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, greater Des Moines and the Quad Cities. Topics range from financial literacy for youth to retirement planning and investment options for senior citizens. Fourteen events will be sponsored by credit unions:
* Personal Finance Class--Budgeting and Saving, Community lst CU; * CreditAbility: Build a Strong Credit History, Advantage CU; * Build a Basic Budget: The Five-Step Spending Plan, Village CU; * Educational Seminar--Build a Basic Budget, Midland CU; * Starting a Small Business, Community Business Lenders; * Get Your Savings Matched, Affinity CU and the Iowa Credit Union Foundation; * Build A Basic Budget: The Five-Step Spending Plan, Metco CU; * First Time Home Buying Made Easy, Linn Area CU; * Credit Union Basics, Dupaco Community CU; * Cookin' Up a Good Credit Score, Linn Area CU; * Financial Fun and the Family Museum with the Family CU, The Family CU; * Estableciendo Su Futuro Financiero…Establishing Your Financial Future, Ascentra CU; * Retirement Solutions Seminar, Ascentra CU; and * Planning for Retirement, IH Mississippi Valley CU.