Money Smart Week @ Cook

April 22, 2013 at 9:42 am Leave a comment

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Increase your personal finance knowledge with the following three programs, offered as part of Money Smart Week ®, an annual personal finance event sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, in partnership with the American Library Association and the Financial Planning Association.

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Start-Up Money Smart! Financial Literacy for Start-Ups
Tuesday, April 23
5-6:30pm
Cook Library, Towson Room 507
Towson University

Have you ever wondered whether you—yes, you—could be an entrepreneur? What does it really take to start and run your own business?  Where does the drive, talent, and, especially, the money come from? Learn about the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship from our panel of small business owners, graduates of Towson’s business incubator, TowsonGlobal:

  • Peter Kojesta (TU ’03) of Exis, a game content/media and art outsourcing company, will address boot strapping
  • Samuel Demisse of Keffa Coffee, importer of specialty-grade Ethiopian coffee, will address bank loans
  • Adam Nepp (TU ‘01) of NeWo Technologies, an engineering and product development firm, will address angel/venture capital investments.

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Credit Smarts! Managing Your Credit and Debt
Wednesday, April 24
12:30-1:30pm
Cook Library, Towson Room 507
Towson University

Dr. Allen Cox, Managing Director of the Maryland Coalition for Financial Literacy, will address the following topics:

*Some dos and don’ts when using credit cards

* How to access your annual credit report

* How to correct errors on your annual credit report

* How your credit score is computed

* How to repair or increase your credit score

* How the Credit Card Act protects consumers

* How to avoid identity theft and fraud

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Saving $$ for College: Don’t Pay the College Sticker Price!

Thursday, April 25
7-8pm
Towson Library Meeting Room
Baltimore County Public Library
320 York Rd., Baltimore, MD 21204
For more information, call 410-887-6166

Do you have a child who will be going to college soon? This program is for you and your son or daughter!  Learn how to maximize financial aid, get campus jobs through Federal Work Study, and find out about grant, loan, scholarship and loan alternative options.  Jennifer Schleigh will provide many useful tips on saving money for an education at any public or private college and answer your questions.

Money Smart Week is a registered service mark of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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