In April, Money Smart Week partner organizations will host Money Smart Week (MSW) Northern New Mexico, featuring a series of events designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
Money Smart Week runs April 21-28 throughout Northern New Mexico, but Los Alamos is participating by offering the Senior Scam Jam 1-3 p.m., May 3 at Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row.
Get armed with new information and resources that allow older adults and their caregivers to make comprehensive financial decisions with confidence. Learn about common types of fraud and scams and how to prevent elder financial exploitation. Most importantly, discover ways to keep information safe and secure through advanced planning.
Money Smart Week, a collaborative effort with local nonprofits and financial institutions, is designed to educate consumers about money management and create awareness of financial education programs on topics such as budgeting, saving and using credit wisely.
“My office is working with our partners across the state to empower New Mexico youth, families and senior citizens to be informed consumers and to make smart financial decisions,” Attorney General Hector Balderas said. “As someone who grew up in an impoverished community, I can relate firsthand to the great need and importance of financial literacy to help our children and families succeed. I encourage all New Mexicans to take advantage of these free trainings during Money Smart Week and throughout the year.”
“Managing your money wisely is crucial to planning for the future and making personal and business financial decisions,” WESST President Agnes Noonan said. “I’m excited to partner with organizations across Northern New Mexico to bring Money Smart Week to New Mexico, and encourage everyone to take advantage of these free events. Whether you’re saving to buy a house, have questions about student loans or just want to sharpen your basic budgeting skills, there’s a class that will help you make smart decisions and gain financial independence.”
More information on the events on other Northern New Mexico cities is available on the Money Smart Week website at www.moneysmartweeknnm.org. Be a part of it. Learn to be Money Smart.