Thursday, July 15, 2010

Money Smart program

Yesterday I saw a billboard advertising the Money Smart program through the Fargo Library. Money Smart is a program to help students get off on the right foot financially and keep on the right track. There is information for both students and seniors. The website includes articles on a variety of topics and other website resources.
The topics covered on the website include buying a car, College and Financial Air resources, Credit Cards and Saving & Investing. There are also games to play, to make learning more fun. The credit card section explains what to look for in a credit card, credit limits, interest rates, etc. The saving and investing section helps to show the importance of saving for goals and retirement.
Some of the senior topics are Identity theft, avoiding fraud, end of life planning (estate planning, living trust and wills and estates) and Retiring & Saving. The identity theft websites have information to deter, detect and defend against identity theft. The fraud section covers investment fraud and frauds against the elderly.

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