The Baylor Libraries will host Smart Money Week, a public awareness campaign sponsored in part by the American Library Association and designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances, during the week of April 5-12, 2014.
Two presentations by Baylor faculty will highlight the week. Dr. Bill Reichenstein and Dr. Tom Potts from the Hankamer School of Business will present, “Saving for Retirement: Fulfilling Your Financial Responsibility” on Monday, April 7, 2014, from Noon until 1:30 p.m. in Jones Library, Room 200. On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Dr. Reichenstein will return to Jones Library, Room 200, to present, “Tax-Efficient Withdrawal Strategies in Retirement,” from Noon until 1:30 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring a “brown bag” lunch to each of these sessions.
“Money Smart Week seeks to promote financial literacy among consumers whether they are students, staff or members of our community,” Carol Schuetz, Library Liaison for the Baylor Libraries said. The initiative began in 2002 in Chicago as an outgrowth of the Money Smart Advisory Council, a collaborative effort between more than 40 area organizations to promote personal financial literacy. “Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort among a small group of Chicago-area organizations working to promote financial literacy,” says Alejo Torres, Senior Outreach Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. “Today, Money Smart Week continues to expand nationally, providing greater awareness of, and access to, personal finance resources for all.”
Partnerships with the American Library Association and the Financial Planners Association have expanded this regional series of financial literacy seminars into a national campaign. The Baylor Libraries are proud to extend the impact of Smart Money Week by hosting presenting two sessions, which are open to all Baylor students, faculty and staff.