Increase your financial literacy during ‘Money Smart Week’ in St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The U.S. population is aging. Economists predict that social security funds are expected to be depleted by 2034. According to the National Retirement Risk Index, 52 percent of households do not have enough money in savings to maintain their current lifestyle in retirement.

United Way of Greater St. Louis is partnering with the Greater St. Louis Financial Education Collaborative and financial institutions, churches, libraries, schools and other non-profits to host Money Smart Week.

There are more than 100 free event and classes throughout the region focused on financial education and money management.

Debbie Irwin, Director of Community Economic Development for the United Way of Greater St. Louis, explains.

There are workshops, activities and classes for people of all ages, including children, teens, women, small business owners, students, seniors and entrepreneurs. There are opportunities throughout the week for everyone to find the right class for them.

Middle to lower income families are most at risk of someday experiencing a retirement savings crisis. There are more than 100 free event and classes throughout the region focused on financial education and money management.

Events and classes will cover topics such as small business development, retirement, estate planning, fraud prevention, budgeting, college savings, resume building and basic banking.

The events are happening throughout the St. Louis area, from Illinois to St. Charles, from the city to DeSoto and everywhere in between.

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St. Louis County Library Headquarters
Wednesday, April 26
7:00-8:30 pm

St. Charles County Spencer Road Branch Library
Thursday, April 27
7:00-8:30 pm

Back to Work Job Fair
Beyond Housing
April 25
10:00 am to noon

Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion
Wednesday, April 26
Prosperity Connection Excel Center
3:00-5:00 pm

​To learn more visit: MoneySmartStLouis.org