Georgia campaign partners returning and new;
Money Smart Week® National is "brand" new!
New leadership, new look, new website and new vision!
Money Smart Week® Georgia has a broader focus for the
"2018 Campaign and Beyond"!
We are forming our planning team, identifying leaders and partners and we’re inviting you to join us!
Save the dates: Money Smart Week is April 21 - 28, 2018!
For 2017, the newly released Prosperity Now Scorecard (formerly the Assets & Opportunity Scorecard) ranks the state of Georgia at "48" (out of 50 states and the District of Columbia) as it relates to its relative ability to provide opportunities for a considerable share of its residents to build and retain financial stability and wealth.
Our state has consistently ranked at the bottom of the scorecard since 2012 but there are some things we can do to make a collective impact. Do have an interest in the following areas:
Financial Assets & Income - Do all residents have adequate income and opportunities to build and protect wealth? Georgia ranks at 48 with a grade "F" for this issue area.
Businesses & Jobs - Are there quality jobs or business ownership opportunities available to all residents? Georgia ranks at 44 with a grade "D" for this issue area.
Homeownership & Housing - Are there affordable and sustainable housing or homeownership opportunities available to all residents? Georgia ranks at 42 with a grade "D" for this issue area.
Health Care - Is there broad access to affordable health insurance as protection against income interruption and asset depletion from medical bills? Georgia ranks at 44 with a grade "D" for this issue area.
Education - Do residents have access to affordable education and training they need to get ahead? Georgia ranks at 39 with a grade "D" in this issue area.
If you or your organization would like to facilitate, host, volunteer for, support or sponsor financial education and asset building workshops, activities and events or provide complementing services to the community during the 2018 Money Smart Week® Campaign and beyond, please register to be a partner.
Then join us on Friday, August 25th to learn more about the new national campaign, plans for Money Smart Week 2018, the expanded projects for the Georgia campaign and how together we can engage in a “win, win, win” for all. A "win" for you and/or your organization, a "win" for the community and a "win" for the Money Smart Week local and national campaigns
Money Smart Week® is a financial education campaign offering thousands of programs, classes and activities to consumers of all ages. These educational events are carried out by financial institutions, non-profit groups, government agencies, schools, libraries and more. The week showcases these organizations’ educational resources, strengthens private-public partnerships, engages the media, and connects community members with those who can help them learn how to better manage their money. The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago coordinates the effort and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is a supporting partner of the Georgia campaign. For more information on the national campaign please visit: www.MoneySmartWeek.org.
Our National Champions are the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), American Library Association (ALA), Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards (CFP Board), Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cooperative Extension.