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Last Updated: 09/13/07

News Release

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Indiana Business Organizations Announce Second Annual Indiana Money Smart Week, October 13-20, 2007

Chicago, IL - The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, along with 80 partner organizations, announced today the second annual Indiana Money Smart Weeksm will be October 13-20, 2007.

During the week, dozens of free educational events will take place at various times and locations around the state. All will provide consumers with education on personal finance and money management. The classes will be on a variety of topics and will be carried out by members of the Indiana Money Smart Advisory Council (MAC).

"The MAC members have shown great enthusiasm for this statewide personal finance initiative," said Doug Tillett, vice president of the Chicago Fed's Public Affairs Department. "With their commitment and hard work, we look forward to another successful week."

Many of the classes are tailored to the needs of underserved populations such as youths, the elderly and immigrants. Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson is leading a group of prominent local officials in support of the effort.

"Money Smart Week's community-based efforts enable us to work together to promote financial literacy in Indianapolis and our surrounding communities," said Peterson. "It is especially important to reach out to young people to help shape their financial planning habits at an early age and set the stage for future success."

Money Smart Week will also include the Money Smart Inquisitive Kid Contest, a competition for Indiana elementary students to design a poster showing why it is important to keep feeding the piggy bank. The winner will receive a savings bond and his or her teacher will receive a financial literacy curriculum.

For more information, please visit www.moneysmartweek.org/indiana or call the Money Smart Week Hotline 1-877-MNY-SMRT (1-877-669-7678).

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago promotes financial education by helping coordinate Money Smart Weeks in Indiana as well as Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Money Smart Week is an unregistered service mark of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

2007 Indiana Money Smart Advisory Council (MAC)

Better Business Bureau
Centier Bank
Charter One Bank
Chase Bank
Chase Education Finance
Choice iii
City of Fort Wayne
City of Gary - Homeownership Opportunity Network
City of Indianapolis
City of South Bend
CollegeChoice 529 Investment Plan
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northeast Indiana (CCCS)
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Northwest Indiana (CCCS)
Elder Family Communities
Euell A. Wilson Center
Family Strengthening Coalition
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Detroit Branch
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Louisville Branch
Fifth Third Bank
Ft. Wayne Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Initiative
Fort Wayne Housing Authority
GMAC Financial Services
Greater Indiana Financial Planners Association
Green Path, Inc.
Homecomings Financial GMAC-RFC
Huntington Bank
Huntington County Veteran Service Office
Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter
Indiana Bankers Association
Indiana Council for Economic Education
Indiana Certified Financial Planner Society
Indiana Credit Union League
Indiana Department of Education
Indiana Family & Consumer Sciences Teachers
Indiana Family, Career & Community Leaders of America
Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association
Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita
Indiana State Treasurer, Education Savings Authority
Indiana University Northwest
Indiana University-Purdue University
Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Indianapolis Asset Building Coalition
Innovative Lending Solutions, Inc.
Inquisitive Kids, Inc.
Internal Revenue Service
Junior Achievement
Lake City Bank
Metropolitan High School
Momentive Consumer Credit Counseling Service
National City Bank
Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
Networks Financial Institute @ Indiana State University
Northwest Indiana Asset Building Campaign
Old National Bank
Prime Time Center
Purdue Extension
Purdue Extension - Allen County
Purdue Extension - Clay County
Purdue Extension - Clinton County
Purdue Extension - Greene County
Purdue Extension - Lake County
Purdue Extension - Marion County
Purdue Extension - Montgomery County
Purdue Extension - St. Joseph County
Purdue Extension - Tippecanoe County
Purdue Extension - Owen County
Purdue Extension - Warrick County
Purdue Extension - Whitley County
SDM Investments, LLC
Sky Bank
Southern Indiana Asset Building Coalition
The Gary Community School Corporation
The NIA Group
Three Rivers Federal Credit Union
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
United Way
University Place Conference Center & Hotel

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