Money Smart Week events focus on planning for college

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By Erin Eagan

April is Financial Literacy Month, highlighted by Money Smart Week (April 22-29). In celebration of Money Smart Week, communities across Wisconsin are hosting free programs and workshops focused on planning for college, student debt, FAFSA and other consumer financial topics.

Whether you are a parent or student, it’s never too early to start planning for college. Just a few of the programs planned in various parts of the state include: 

  • “The Big Read” is a statewide event for children in grades Pre-K-4. At dozens of locations across the state, adults will read Little Critter: Just Saving My Money by Mercer Mayer. More than 2,500 complimentary copies of the book will be distributed.
  • Interested in college but unsure if it’s the right fit? At “College Is Possible” (April 25, 6:00-7:00pm, in Milwaukee), you’ll learn how to make college a reality in your life and future.
  • Come learn the basics of how to navigate the complicated world of student loan payments, consolidation and even potential forgiveness and discharge at “Life After College: Loan Repayment” on April 26 from 6:00-7:00pm, in La Crosse.

Visit the website, Look Forward to Your Future for a complete list of events in your area. If you’re unable to attend any of the scheduled events near you, the website mentioned above also offers helpful college-saving tips and resources