Coming Together Every April
Money Smart Month of Greater Kansas City is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the Kansas City metropolitan area including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media.
These groups come together to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help, and provide free educational seminars, workshops and activities throughout the year. Since April is Financial Literacy Month, we have a special focus that month. Programming is offered to all ages and income levels and covers all areas of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning.
Since its inception in 2008, the initiative has grown exponentially. The 2016 Money Smart campaign hosted over 1,127 events (public and private) and reached a total of 21,184 attendees ages 5 – 85. Check out the complete MSM KC 2016 Annual Report.