Money Smart Week Events

Group-of-students-holding-sign

All events are free and take place throughout the month of April. For session descriptions, visit the NIU Money Smart Week calendar.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Title Location Address Time Host Presenter Contact
College: Getting There From Here Edward Jones Office 1680 Mediterranean Dr. Suite 105, Sycamore 9 a.m. Call
815-895-3672 reserve your space
Edward Jones Heather Hillesheim Chris Sarver
Big Read Story Time DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St., DeKalb 10-11 a.m. Call 815-756-9568 ext.3350 Country Financial and Gavin Wilson theresaw@dkpl.org
Earth Smart, Money Smart DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St., DeKalb 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Call 815-756-9568 ext.3350 NIU Economics Department & NIU Center for Economic Education theresaw@dkpl.org
Big Read Story Time Cortland Community Library 63 South Somonauk Rd., Cortland 1:30 p.m. - Heather Hillesheim Chris Sarver
Geocache For College Cash Kishwaukee College - Cafeteria Malta Kishwaukee College Money Smart Week Chicago Meaghan Cassinelli
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Title Location Address Time Host Presenter Contact
Geocache For College Cash Kishwaukee College - Cafeteria Malta Kishwaukee College Money Smart Week Chicago Meaghan Cassinelli
Monday, April 23, 2018
Title Location Address Time Host Presenter Contact
Electronics Recycling to Mark Earth Day Glidden Tollway Oasis Pavillion DeKalb 8:00 a.m. - noon Illinois Tollway and & eWorks Electronic Services Visit the illinoistollway.com website for more info.
Geocache For College Cash Kishwaukee College - Cafeteria Malta Kishwaukee College Money Smart Week Chicago Meaghan Cassinelli
Understanding Your Credit Score Northern Illinios University - Various locations DeKalb 11 a.m.-1 p.m. First National Bank Robert Heck/Ric Z Jack King
How To Be Financially Fit Goodwill, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Rd. DeKalb 2 p.m. First National Bank Dusti Young Dana Martin
Medicare Monday Elder Care Services, 1701 E. Lincoln Hwy. DeKalb 1-3 p.m. Elder Care Services Tara at 815-758-6550
Interactive Money Game DeKalb Youth Service Bureau 330 Grove St., DeKalb 4-6 p.m. DeKalb Youth Service Bureau Diana Hulst
815-748-2010
The Essentials of Estate Planning DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. DeKalb 6-8 p.m. Walsh & Associates Registered investment advisor
*RSVP Requested
kelly.holleran@lpl.com
941-952-1188
The Economic Student Association Fatty’s Pub & Grill DeKalb 7-9 p.m. Tammy Batson, Ph.D. The Economic Student Association Tammy Batson
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Title Location Address Time Host Presenter Contact
Geocache For College Cash Kishwaukee College - Cafeteria Malta Kishwaukee College Money Smart Week Chicago Meaghan Cassinelli
U.S. Tax Reform: How it Could Affect You Community Foundation 475 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 10 a.m. AND 3 p.m. Thrivent Shawn A Blobaum 815-257-4874
Basic Banking Hope Haven 1145 Rushmoore Dr., DeKalb 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. First National Bank Tho Pham/Jeff Taylor Leslie Wicks @ Hope Haven
Donut Stress About Money - Understanding Credit Kishwaukee College - Student Lounge Malta 11 a.m. First National Bank Meaghan Cassinelli
Understanding Your Credit Score Kishwaukee College - Student Lounge Malta 11 a.m. First National Bank Devyn Grzywa & Erica Huerta Meaghan Cassinelli
Understanding Your Credit Score Northern Illinios University - Various locations DeKalb 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. First National Bank Robert Heck/Ric Zydorowicz Jack King
Roadmap To Financial Success Genoa Chamber 240 W. Main St., Genoa 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Genoa Chamber of Commerce and Greenpath Dusti Young Presentation is free, but lunch is $10. Registration
Finding "The Calm" in Estate Planning: Values Based Estate Planning DeKalb Farm Bureau 1350 Prairie Dr., Sycamore 11:45 a.m - 1 p.m.* DCCF Michael P. Geis barb@dekalbccf.org
815-748-5383
U.S. Tax Reform: How it Could Affect You United Neighborhood Center 105 Navajo Ave., Shabbona 1 p.m. Thrivent
Medicare Made Clear Oakcrest 2944 Greenwood Acres Dr., DeKalb 3 p.m.- Lifesmart Senior Services Carol Cherry JoAnn *RSVPs Requested call
815-756-8461
Finding "The Calm" in Estate Planning: The Business of Minimizing Messes DeKalb Farm Bureau 1350 Prairie Dr., Sycamore 5-630 p.m. DCCF Michael P. Geis barb@dekalbccf.org
815-748-5383
Kishwaukee United Way (table) DeKalb High School 501 W Dresser Rd. DeKalb 5-7 p.m. Community Resource Fair Dariana at 815.825.9341 or Anthony at 773.575.8761
Approaching Retirement on TRS or SURS DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St., DeKalb 6-8 p.m. Walsh & Associates Registered investment advisor
*RSVP Requested
kelly.holleran@lpl.com
941-952-1188
Finding "The Calm" in Estate Planning: Planned Living DeKalb Farm Bureau 1350 Prairie Dr., Sycamore 7-8:30 p.m. DCCF Michael P. Geis barb@dekalbccf.org
815-748-5383
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Title Location Address Time Host Presenter Contact
Re-Entering the Workforce Illinois WorkNET Center 650B Peace Rd. Suite B, DeKalb 9-10 a.m. Kishwaukee College - Department of Workforce & Community Education Division kvaulx@kish.edu 815-901-0177
Walk in Wednesday Elder Care Services 1701 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 9 a.m.-noon Elder Care Services Tara at 815-758-6550
How to Spend Your Beans Kishwaukee College - Cafeteria Malta 11 a.m. -
1 p.m.
Heartland Bank Meaghan Cassinelli
Understanding Your Credit Score Northern Illinios University - Various Locations DeKalb 11 a.m. -
1 p.m.
First National Bank Robert Heck/Ric Zydorowicz Jack King
Geocache For College Cash Kishwaukee College - Cafeteria Malta Kishwaukee College Money Smart Week Chicago Meaghan Cassinelli
The Rules of the Road Edward Jones Office 1680 Mediterranean Dr. Suite 105, Sycamore 5:30 p.m.
Call 815-895-3672 to reserve your space
Edward Jones Heather Hillesheim Chris Sarver
Taking Advantage of the New Tax Rules Yusunas Meeting Room, DeKalb Public Library,  309 Oak St., DeKalb 6-8 p.m. Walsh & Associates Registered investment advisor
*RSVP Requested
kelly.holleran@lpl.com
941-952-1188
Smart Meters - A New Way to Save Money on Your Electric Bill
STEM Café
Eduardos Mexican Restaurant,  206 E Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Northern Illinios University Dr. Kevin Martin jdymond@niu.edu,
(815)753-4751
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Title Location Address Time Host Presenter Contact
Geocache For College Cash Kishwaukee College - Cafeteria Malta Kishwaukee College Money Smart Week Chicago Meaghan Cassinelli
SCORE Business Startup Workshop Series: Research Your Market Zimmerman Meeting Room, DeKalb Public Library 206 E Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 9:30-11 a.m. Lifesmart Senior Services Britta Krabill Participants must register to attend. Questions? Email brittak@dkpl.org or call 815-756-9568 ext. 2150
Medicare Made Clear Barb City Manor DeKalb 10 a.m- Lifesmart Senior Services Carol Cherry Please RSVP to Sarah Davis
815-756-8444
Understanding Your Credit Score NIU Campus - Various locations DeKalb 11 a.m.-1 p.m. First National Bank Robert Heck/Ric Zydorowicz Jack King
Career & Internship Recruiting: The Appraisal Institute’s Role! Room 212 DuSable Hall, University Circle Dr. NIU Campus, DeKalb 5-7 p.m. CLAS Office of Student Professional Development and various NIU Departments Jack King
Go Green-Recycle, Repurpose, Renew LLoyd Landscaping and Garden Center,  662 Park Ave., Genoa 5:30-7 p.m. Call 779-382-0402 to reserve your spot.
Social Security's Best Kept Secrets Yusunas Meeting Room, DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St., DeKalb 6-8 p.m. Walsh & Associates Registered investment advisor
*RSVP Requested
kelly.holleran@lpl.com
941-952-1188
DeKalb School District Family Wellness Fair DeKalb High School Field House 501 W. Dresser Rd., DeKalb 6-8p.m.
All the Queen's Horses and Panel Discussion Egyptian Theatre 135 N. 2nd St., DeKalb 7 p.m. Money Smart Week, NIU Department of Public Administration and the Egyptian Theater Professors Kurt Thurmaier and Aaron Deslatte Alex Nerad
815-758-1215
Friday, April 27, 2018
Title Location Address Time Host Presenter Contact
Social Security: Your Questions Answered Edward Jones Office 1680 Mediterranean Dr. Suite 105, Sycamore 9 a.m.
Call 815-895-3672 reserve your space
Edward Jones Heather Hillesheim Chris Sarver
Medicare Made Clear Zimmerman Meeting Room, DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St., DeKalb 11 a.m-noon. Lifesmart Senior Services Carol Cherry Questions? Email samanthah@dkpl.org or call 815-756-9568 ext. 1707
Eating Healthy on a Budget VAC DeKalb Senior Luncheon Site,  330 Grove St., DeKalb 11:40 a.m.-1 p.m. * United Way and Money Smart Week Lisa Brandt Call Nancy at 815-758-1678 to make a reservation

*Reserve by 4/24 - $6 charge

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Title Location Address Time Host Presenter Contact
Sound the Alarm - American Red Cross 1600 E Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 8:30 a.m. Register to voluteer For more information, contact Emily at Emily.Barrile@redcross.org
Weekdays
Title Location Address Time Host Presenter Contact
The Dave Ramsey Show WLBK Radio FM 98.9/AM 1360 1-4 p.m. weekdays
The Clark Howard Show WLBK Radio FM 98.9/AM 1360 4-7 p.m. weekdays

Get Involved

Contact Us

For more information about the Money Smart Week financial literacy collaborative, please contact:

Dawn Littlefield
Executive Director
Kishwaukee United Way
815-756-7522
dawn@kishwaukeeunitedway.com