Rutgers Cooperative Extension Participating in New Jersey Money Smart Week Events
Money Smart Week is an annual event designed to provide consumers with free, unbiased information to
better manage their personal finances. It will be held April 5-12, 2014. Started in Chicago in 2002, the program is
managed by the Chicago Federal Reserve and includes successful campaigns in more than a dozen states and
clusters of events and activities in nearly 40 states. For more information, see http://www.moneysmartweek.org/.
In New Jersey, Rutgers Cooperative Extension is partnering with the New Jersey Coalition for Financial
Education (NJCFE) to present a free one-hour webinar How to Be Money Smart: Twelve Things You Absolutely
Need to Know. The webinar will be held Thursday, April 10 at 4 pm EDT and will be presented by Dr. Barbara
O’Neill, Extension Specialist in Financial Resource Management. The link to register for the webinar is
http://njcfe.org/?page_id=4749. Continuing education credits are available for teachers and financial counselors.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) will also be exhibiting at the Road to Personal Wealth conference at
Kean University on Saturday, April 5, the first day of Money Smart Week. The exhibit will feature information on
the RCE Small Steps to Health and Wealth ™ program, personal finance materials, and a drawing for a “Show Me
the Money” gift basket. For information about the conference, see http://roadtopersonalwealth.com/index.html. For
more information about RCE personal finance programs, see http://njaes.rutgers.edu/money.
Dr. O’Neill with Money Smart Week exhibit.