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Fall Money Smart Week aims to improve financial literacy

Fall Money Smart Week, a series of events that aim to teach Bloomington residents how to save money, begins Friday.

The events will inform residents about financial resources available to them and improve financial literacy, according to a press release. The activities are part of a national campaign.

The following are Fall Money Smart Week events.

What’s Your Money 

5-8 p.m. Friday at Chocolate Moose

Attendees can take a quiz to find out if they are misers or spendthrifts. They can also take a photo with character cutouts of spenders and savers, according to the press release.

Tasty Tailgate Food Demo

12-2 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Monroe County Public Library Courtyard

To celebrate Homecoming Weekend, Money Smart Week will offer a chef demonstration. Chef Craig Kirby will show how to save money while preparing for a gathering, according to the press release.

It’s Getting Chili! Home Winterization Tips

6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Ellettsville Public Library

Monroe County Energy Challenge representatives will present tips for saving money at home when it’s cold out. Various types of chili, including vegan options, will be provided.

Teen Game Night

7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Ground Floor in the Monroe County Public Library

Attendees can play money-themed and traditional games. For ages 12-19.

End of Life Financial 

6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in Room 240 at the Fountain Square Mall

This event will offer information about what to do with accounts, benefits and finances to prepare for death and advice on how to manage newly acquired assets and how to plan for disaster or theft.

The Financial Stability Alliance for South Central Indiana, United Way of Monroe County and MCPL worked together to create the program, which will take place from Oct. 16 to Oct. 22, according to a press release.

All events are free and do not require registration. More information can be found at

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