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MONEY SMART
(2007-04-23)
(wgvu) - WE HEAR A LOT ABOUT ILLITERACY IN THE NEWS, BUT LACK OF READING ABILITY ISN'T THE ONLY DEFINITION OF THE WORD. POOR MONEY MANAGEMENT SKILLS IS SOMETIMES CALLED FINANCIAL ILLITERACY.
TO HELP WITH THE PROBLEM, THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK IS SPONSORING A SERIES OF CLASSES, INCLUDING THREE IN MUSKEGON THIS WEEK. TOPICS INCLUDED ARE ESTATE PLANNING, MONEY MANAGEMENT AND IDENTITY THEFT.
SHELIA McKEAN IS PROGRAM MANAGER OF MONEY SMART WEEK. SHE SAYS ONE OF THE FIRST RULES OF KEEPING YOUR PRIVATE INFORMATION PRIVATE IS TO AVOID LEAVING OBVIOUS PAPER TRAILS BEHIND. CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS AT A RESTAURANT; BANK MACHINE WITHDRAWLS OR GAS PUMP CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS---SHOULD ALWAYS BE TAKEN WITH YOU. AND TO KEEP UP WITH YOUR CREDIT STATUS FOR FREE---GO TO ANNUAL CREDIT REPORT DOT COM.
THE I-D THEFT SEMINAR IS THURSDAY FROM 6-7PM AT SERVICE ONE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ON EASTWIND DRIVE IN MUSKEGON. IT'S FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

ON THE WEB: www.moneysmartweek.org/michigan
www.annualcreditcardreport.com

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