Money $mart Week Events

Free Income Tax Assistance

Saturday, March 23

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Western Technical College

Business Education Center

Free filing of 2018 income tax returns for individuals or married households making less than $66,000! If you are interested, please call Consumer Credit Counseling Services at 608.784.8380 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but not guaranteed assistance. 

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FAFSA Filing Workshop

Wednesday, March 27

4-7 p.m

Western Technical College

Lunda Center

This event is FREE and open to the public. It is for anyone who needs assistance with the FAFSA can attend, regardless of what college they plan to attend. Financial aid advisers will be available!

Teens and Money: Budgeting and the Real World

Sunday, March 31

12-2 p.m.

Altra Federal Credit Union

1700 Oak Forest Dr, Onalaska, WI 54650

Attention STUDENTS! Learn valuable information and financial skills for your future while playing fun games and winning prizes, including cash!! This FREE session is highly interactive, focusing on: budgeting to create savings, effective money management, and goal setting. There will also be a $50 VISA Gift Card giveaway; everyone that attends will be entered to win.

Pizza and refreshments are included with this session. Membership is not required. Seating is limited, so registration is required.

SAVE THE DATE! A registration link will be available at www.altra.org mid-March!

Free Soft-Pull Credit Report

Monday, April 1 - Friday, April 5

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Co-Op Credit Union

100 French Rd Onalaska, WI 54650

Come get your Credit Report. Co-Op Union is offering FREE soft pulls on credit reports! This event is open to members and non-members. 

Auto-Buying 101

Monday, April 1

6-7 p.m.

UW- La Crosse

Student Union 3310

Drive away with the knowledge and tools to help you make the right purchase. This session covers everything from New, Used, Leasing, Warranties, Finances... The time to learn is NOW! 

Big Read: Count on Pablo

Monday, April 1

TBD

Northside Elementary Boys and Girls Club

1611 Kane Street La Crosse, WI 54603

Come listen to Count on Pablo, make your own Moonjar, and visit  with CASH the saving superhero!

Geocache for College Cash

Tuesday, April 2

All Day Event 

UW- La Crosse

Take a small trip and travel around UW-L campus to learn and unlock the mysteries behind budgeting and credit. There will be two winners for a CASH prize of $75 & $25!

Starting point=

IMC! Office

2103 Centennial Hall

Make it Rain Scholarship

Monday, April 2

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Viterbo University

Murphy Hall, Room 346

Introduce students to scholarship resources, and give them tips and strategies to navigate the scholarship process, make your resume and essay stand out to make it rain with scholarship money!

Adult Education: Raising Money $mart Kids

Tuesday, April 2

5:30- 6:30 p.m.

Altra Federal Credit Union

1700 Oak Forest Dr, Onalaska, WI 54650

Now, more than ever, it's important to teach children the value of money and to encourage responsible financial habits. In this session, attendees will learn: activities, games, and how to have discussions about money with children of all ages. Those in attendance will learn valuable ideas and resources to help raise children who are $mart about money.

Geocache for College Cash

Wednesday, April 3

12-2 p.m.

Viterbo University

Take a small trip and travel around Viterbo campus to learn and unlock the mysteries behind budgeting and credit. There will be two winners for a CASH prize of $75 & $25!

Starting point=

2nd Floor Lobby

Murphy Building, Viterbo

Big Read: Count on Pablo

Wednesday, April 3

4-5 p.m.

Altra Federal Credit Union

1700 Oak Forest Dr, Onalaska, WI 54650

Come listen to Count on Pablo, make your own Moonjar, and visit  with CASH the saving superhero!

Student Loan Smart

Thursday, April 4

5:00- 5:45 p.m.

Viterbo University

Murphy Hall, Room 346

Get the knowledge and resources to help you make informed decisions about the student loan process. It's never too early (or late!) to get get informed!

Price is Right-Style Game Night

Thursday, April 4

5-7 p.m.

UW- La Crosse

The Bluffs, Student Union

Come play games, eat delicious food, and learn the basics of managing your personal finances with the UW-L It Make$ Cents! Money Management Team! Enjoy FREE pizza, beverages, and improve your financial knowledge. Great prizes to be won! Now it's your chance to come on down!

Money 101

Thursday, April 4

6-7 p.m.

Co-Op Credit Union

100 French Road Onalaska, WI 54650

Should I use a checkbook or a debit card?  How do I put a budget together?  How do I know if my money is working as hard as it can for me?  Come to this session and learn the basics of managing your money.  We’ll talk about the difference between check books and debit cards, how to build a monthly budget you can live with and learn about the different ways to save so you know that you’re getting the biggest return on your savings.  This session will cover all the basics to managing your money and your accounts.  

 

Call 1-800-258-0023 to register.  Pre-registration is required.  Open to both members and non-members.

Big Read: Count on Pablo

Friday, April 5

4-5 p.m.

Altra Federal Credit Union

2715 Losey Blvd S, La Crosse, WI 54601

Come listen to Count on Pablo, make your own Moonjar, and visit  with CASH the saving superhero!

Free Income Tax Assistance

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Saturday, April 6

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Western Technical College

Business Education Center

Free filing of 2018 income tax returns for individuals or married households making less than $66,000! If you are interested, please call Consumer Credit Counseling Services at 608.784.880 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but not guaranteed assistance. 

Shred Event

Monday, April 8

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Western Technical College

400 7th St N, La Crosse, WI 54601

This is FREE to the public and you can bring as much as you want. Come shred important documents! Just leaving them in your trash along the curb puts you at risk for people to dig through it and find important information. We hope to see you there!

Sub-Lease Smart

Tuesday, April 9

6-7 p.m.

UW- La Crosse

Student Union 3310

Looking to move off campus? Keeping contracts and policies in mind when making a rental agreement. Know your rights as a tenant and how to handle money matters with your roommates. Bring your questions along, so local landlords from Three-Sixty Realty can answer.

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