During Financial Literacy Month in April, the CFPB joins the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank in celebrating Money Smart Week (March 30-April 6). This event is a great opportunity to teach consumers how to be smarter with their money. Various Money Smart Week activities—like free financial education classes and seminars—are offered by local and regional organizations across the U.S. Libraries all over the country have activities to help you get smart about money during that week. Check with your local library or online to find events in your area.
This year’s Money Smart Week theme focuses on helping parents and caregivers teach their children about money management. The CFPB’s Money As You Grow website has tips and activities to grow children’s money skills, habits, and attitudes. Our Money As You Grow Bookshelf is a financial education program that uses children’s books to help families talk about and learn money concepts. As families read together, they can use play time and fun activities to help children build good money habits. And parents can use these activities to talk with children about money and household decisions.