Center for Economic Education director, 308.865.8707
Whether it is advice on lending or tips to prevent identity theft, a number of $martMoney Week activities held in Lexington and Cozad next week will serve to educate citizens regarding financial matters.
$martMoney Week is a series of seminars and presentations sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Kearney Center for Economic Education and the Kearney Area $martMoney Advisory Council. Free and open to the public, seminars will be held Nov. 6-10 in cities along the I-80 corridor.
This is the first year for some of the presentations to be available in both English and Spanish. Members of the Hispanic Student Association at UNK are volunteering their time to do translating where it is needed.
The first $martMoney Week event in Lexington is ”Dollars & Donuts: Identity Theft” on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The seminar will begin at noon in the Lexington Public Library located at 907 North Washington St. From 4-5 p.m., a meet-and-greet event will be held for Molly McGrath, Miss Nebraska 2006, at the Lexington Public Library.
The third $martMoney Week activity in Lexington on Wednesday is “The Basics of Borrowing,” which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the library.
On Thursday, the final event scheduled in Lexington will be “Business Transition and Planning.” The seminar begins at 6:30 p.m. in the library and requires attendees to register, which can be handled by contacting Odee Ingersoll at 308.865.8344.
$martMoney Week activities held in Cozad include an appearance by Miss Nebraska beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and “Dollars & Donuts: Identity Theft,” which begins at noon on Friday, Nov. 10. Both events will take place at the Cozad Public Library located at 910 Meridian Street.
Mary Rittenhouse, director of the UNK Center for Economic Education, said that $martMoney Week is designed to educate consumers about personal financial management and entrepreneurship, and to create awareness of a wide range of topics such as home ownership, investing, budgeting, identity theft, retirement financing, the value of saving and how to start a private business.
For more information on $martMoney Week or on the $martMoney Advisory Council, please visit www.unk.edu/smartmoney , or call Mary Rittenhouse at 308-865-8707.