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 Saturday, April 11, 2015


Video Essay Contest

1:00 am - 1:00 am


Essay contest for the YouTube Generation. Short videos by and for High School students promote financial literacy. RSVP By Date: 04/10/2015
Elisabeth Oltheten | oltheten@illinois.edu
Sponsors: Heartland Bank and Trust, University of Illinois, Department of Finance

 Monday, April 13, 2015

Secrets of Credit Reports Unveiled
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Native American House,
1206 West Nevada Street, Urbana

What's in your credit report? How can you improve your credit score? And, why should you care? Learn how to get your credit report for free.
Katherine Mei | ymei4@illinois.edu
Sponsors: Native American House, University of Illinois Extension


 Tuesday, April 14, 2015

51 Things I Wished Someone Had Told Me About Money When I Was 21!

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
150 Animal Sciences Laboratory (ASL)

Walk away armed to tackle the real world with expert financial knowledge from Paul Stoddard, instructor in ACE.
Kathy Sweedler | sweedler@illinois.edu
Sponsors: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

 Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Annual Health Fair
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Illini Union ABC Room, 1401 W. Green St. Champaign IL, 61801

This fair provides a variety of health prevention services on campus including financial wellness.
Katherine Mei | ymei4@illinois.edu
Sponsors: McKinley Healthy Center, University of Illinois Extension



RSO Treasurer Budgeting Workshop
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TBA
Are you one of the RSO treasurers and interested in budgeting knowledge for your RSO? Join this event where we cover the fundamental of budgeting.
RSVP By Date: 4/15/2015
Katherine Mei | ymei4@illinois.edu
Sponsors: University of Illinois Extension

 Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tips and Strategies from U of I Extension's Money Mentors

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lincoln Square Mall, 201 Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL 61801


Stop by for tried and true financial strategies that work. Questions about budgeting, credit, savings and organizing finances are welcome!
Cayla Waters | cmwaters@illinois.edu
Sponsors: University of Illinois Extension
 Sunday, April 19, 2015

Cool Cash Adventure: Fun, Interactive Challenges for Youth 8-12 years

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
U of I Extension Champaign Office Auditorium, 801 N Country Fair Dr.
Suite D, Champaign, IL 61821


Lots of hands-on activities to learn about comparison shopping, spending wisely, and worldwide currency. A financial carnival! Become Money Smart!
Limited space -- call to reserve space SOON
Jo O'Connor | jkoconno@illinois.edu | 217.333.7672
Sponsors: University of Illinois Extension


Federal Student Loans: Options to Reduce or Eliminate Your Debt

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Champaign Public Library, 200 West Green Street, Champaign, IL 61821

Learn Optional Payment Plans: how to combine these to reduce Federal Student Loan Payments, websites with a calculator to determine best option>
Learn how to: stay out of default, options your loan servicer may not mention, specific plans
Mary Ann Midden| midden@illinois.edu
Sponsors: Champaign Public Library, University of Illinois

 Monday, April 20, 2015

Financial Check-Up: Ask U of I Extension's Money Mentors Your Questions

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Champaign Public Library - Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Sign up for a confidential, one-on-one visit with a Money Mentor to review your finances and offer help and suggestions.
RSVP is highly encouraged to ensure you get ample time to talk with a Money Mentor.
Jo O'Connor | info@uiecu.org | 217.333.7672
Sponsors: Champaign Public Library - Douglas Branch, University of Illinois Extension


Credit Clinic for College Students: Check Your Credit Report for FREE!

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Financial Wellness Office At ARC, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Concourse Level, Champaign, IL 61820


Your credit report can affect loan interest rates, insurance rates, utility deposits & more. By appointment only! RSVP By Date: 04/23/2015
Katherine Mei | ymei4@illinois.edu
Sponsors: Campus Recreation, University of Illinois Extension

 Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Get Your Deposit Back!

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: University of Illinois Main Quad, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801

Learn steps to take to help secure the return of your security deposit at the end of your lease. RSVP By Date: 04/21/2015
Brittany Glenn | tenant@illinois.edu | 217.333.0112
Sponsors: University Of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Tenant Union



Save for Your Dreams: Financial Strategies and Steps to Empower You

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
University of Illinois Main Library, 106 Main Library, 1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801


Where are you now? Where do you want to be? How will you get there? Come create a plan to reach your dreams! Interactive workshop to help you start.
Kathy Sweedler | sweedler@illinois.edu
Sponsors: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Main Library, University of Illinois Extension



Credit Clinic for College Students: Check Your Credit Report for FREE!

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Financial Wellness Office At ARC, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Concourse Level, Champaign, IL 61820


Your credit report can affect loan interest rates, insurance rates, utility deposits & more. By appointment only! RSVP By Date: 04/23/2015
Katherine Mei | ymei4@illinois.edu
Sponsors: Campus Recreation, University of Illinois Extension



Love Your Loan: Student Loan Repayment Webinar

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Additional Information: Register for this free, state-wide webinar at http://go.uillinois.edu/GetSavvyRegistration


This FREE webinar will focus on explaining the repayment options available for federal loans and options for student loan debt management.
USFSCO SMMC | studentmoney@uillinois.edu
Sponsors: University of Illinois Extension, USFSCO SMMC



Federal Student Loans: Options to Reduce or Eliminate Your Debt

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
U of I Engineering Hall, room 106B1, 1308 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801


Learn how to stay out of default, options your loan servicer may not mention, specific plans available. RSVP By Date: 04/20/2015 at https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/7194920
Lori West | loriwest@illinois.edu
Sponsors: Student Legal Services, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Engineering College



Credit Clinic

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Financial Wellness Office At ARC, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Concourse Level, Champaign, IL 61820


Your credit report can affect loan interest rates, insurance rates, utility deposits & more. By appointment only! RSVP by 04/23/2015
Katherine Mei | ymei4@illinois.edu
Sponsors: Campus Recreation, University of Illinois Extension

 Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Student Loan Debt Forgiveness

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Parkland College, Room U140, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL 61821


How to reduce your debt obligation.
June Burch | jburch@parkland.edu
Sponsors: Parkland College, Student Legal Services UIUC


Financial Security in an Electronic World: Avoiding Scams & Fraud

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Financial cons can steal our time and money. Learn about red warning flags to protect yourself and how to protect yourself online.
Kathy Sweedler | sweedler@illinois.edu | 217.333.7672
Sponsors: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Illinois Extension



Love Your Loan Tweet Chat

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Visit twitter.com and search for the hashtags #UIMoney or #GetSavvy during this time to talk about student loan repayment options.

Twitter is an open forum and all are encouraged to participate in this discussion on student loans.
USFSCO SMMC | studentmoney@uillinois.edu
Sponsors: University of Illinois Extension



Financial Check-Up: Ask U of I Extension's Money Mentors Your Questions

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
University of Illinois Extension - Kenyon Rd, 201 W Kenyon suite 2, Champaign, IL 61820


Sign up for a confidential, one-on-one visit with a Money Mentor
RSVP By Date: 04/17/2015 Highly encouraged to ensure you get ample time to work with a Money Mentor.
Jo O'Connor | jkoconno@illinois.edu | 217.333.7672
Sponsors: University of Illinois Extension



Credit Clinic for College Students: Check Your Credit Report for FREE!

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Financial Wellness Office At ARC, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Concourse Level, Champaign, IL 61820


Your credit report can affect loan interest rates, insurance rates, utility deposits & more. By appointment only! RSVP By Date: 04/23/2015
Katherine Mei | ymei4@illinois.edu
Sponsors: Campus Recreation, University of Illinois Extension



Choosing a Financial Professional Who is the Right Match for You!

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
University of Illinois Extension - Kenyon Rd, 201 W Kenyon Road, Suite 2, Champaign, IL 61820
Entrance on east side of building


How do you find someone you can trust? Learn what questions to ask, what those letters after a name mean and the red flags that you should watch for.
Kathy Sweedler | sweedler@illinois.edu
Sponsors: University of Illinois Extension

 Thursday, April 23, 2015

Credit Clinic for College Students: Check Your Credit Report for FREE!

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Financial Wellness Office At ARC, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Concourse Level, Champaign, IL 61820


Your credit report can affect loan interest rates, insurance rates, utility deposits & more. By appointment only! RSVP By Date: 04/23/2015
Katherine Mei | ymei4@illinois.edu
Sponsors: Campus Recreation, University of Illinois Extension



Women and Investing

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Illinois Employees Credit Union, 2201 South First Street, Champaign, IL 61820


Key investment principles every woman should know and how to understand investor behavior and the differences between financial products.
RSVP By Date: 04/16/2015
Sherri Jakobsson | sherri.jakobsson@uiecu.org | 217.278.7710
Sponsors: University of Illinois Employees Credit Union



Family-Friendly Freezer Meals

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Farm Bureau Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Dr, Suite D, Champaign, IL 61821

Busy week ahead? Plan & prep now for quick meals later. Try dishes that go from freezer to finished in no time, and take home recipes and new ideas! For more information, visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv
RSVP By Date: 04/20/2015
Leia Kedem | lweston2@illinois.edu
Sponsors: Farm Bureau Auditorium, University of Illinois Extension

 Friday, April 24, 2015

University of Illinois Saves Competition - Winning Campus Announcement

11:00 am - 11:30 am


Students & employees at University of Illinois can set savings goal thru a friendly competition, UISaves. Winners will be announced Friday, April 24.
Set your savings goal at www.universityillinoissaves.org
Sponsors: America Saves, Consumer Federation of America, University of Illinois Extension, USFCSO SMMC



ID Theft, Scams, Fraud, by Office of Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger

11:30 am - 12:30 am
University of Illinois Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801


Learn how to protect yourself and your information against theft. Address any concerns you might have and look at ways identities are stolen. The event will be held in the main library, room 106.
Patty Knepler | Kneplp@mail.ioc.state.il.us
Sponsors: University of Illinois



TCF Bank and WPGU Radio Remote

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Corner of Wright and Daniel St., 809 S Wright St, Champaign, IL 61820

TCF Bank and WPGU will be promoting financial literacy through on-site quizzes, giveaways, and by taking entries to raffle off an Ipad.
Seth Lazarus | slazarus@tcfbank.com
Sponsors: WPGU

 Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rotary Challenge

1:00 am - 1:00 am


Investment challenge for High School students who buy and sell stocks in S1m online brokerage accounts provided by the University. RSVP By Date: 02/01/2015
Elisabeth Oltheten | oltheten@illinois.edu
Sponsors: Champaign Rotary Club, University of Illinois, Department of Finance


 

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