Week Three

Money Smart Week

It's Money Smart Week! This week-long, free, virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on tools for low- and moderate-income communities. Live recorded events include sessions on budgeting, debt relief, employer retirement plans, and a Spanish-language session on financial institutions.

Events are free and open to the public, but registration is advised. Questions for the panelists can be submitted during the registration process. 
This year’s line-up includes:

  • Family Budgeting | Monday, April 17 @ 12:00 p.m. MT
    Presented by the University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture
  • Instituciones Financieras | Tuesday, April 18 @ 12:00 p.m. MT
    Presented by Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
    *Spanish presentation with English subtitles
  • Debt Relief | Wednesday, April 19 @ 12:00 p.m. MT
    Presented by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling
  • Employer Retirement Plans | Thursday, April 20 @ 12:00 p.m. MT
    Presented by U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration

More details at www.moneysmartweek.org

#FCMCO2023 #GetWiseAboutMoney #MSW2023 #FinancialCapabilityMonth


Disaster Awareness

If you hold a homeowners or renters insurance policy, understanding how your policy works when a natural disaster strikes is critical to keeping your finances - and sanity - in check. Check out resources from the Colorado Division of Insurance to understand how to navigate insurance companies when it comes to the insurance claim process, resolving problems and more. #GetWiseAboutMoney #FCMCO2023 #CoDOI  #FinancialCapabilityMonth

Stop Fraud Colorado

Disaster victims who find themselves in vulnerable financial situations can become prime targets for scammers. Pretending to be government employees, creditors, mortgage servicers, insurance adjusters, and contractors, they are adept at manipulating a tragedy for their benefit. Check out information and resources from @StopFraudColorado to spot and avoid disaster frauds and scams!
https://www.stopfraudcolorado.gov/fraud-center/disaster-fraud.html #GetWiseAboutMoney #FCMCO2023 #FinancialCapabilityMonth

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Life can get complicated quickly after a natural disaster that often requires you to make snap financial decisions. Unfortunately, shady characters come out of the woodwork to take advantage of disasters by offering fraudulent or fake services to steal your money or identity. Check out the guidelines from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to learn more about how to avoid fraud and scams after natural disasters. @CFPB #GetWiseAboutMoney #FCMCO2023