Money Monday – Money Smart Week is This Week!

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2018

Money Monday – Money Smart Week is This Week!

What Is Money Smart Week?

Money Smart Week was started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002.  Events hosted by local nonprofit organizations, municipalities, libraries and schools promote financial literacy across the United States every April, this year April 21-28.  They cover everything from car insurance to credit repair.  All events are free and open to the public.

The timing of these events couldn’t be better, they’re right after April 17th Tax Day.  You can learn how to save your tax refund the right way. Learn how to open a checking account, a savings account, about interest rates, and even how to set up a Roth IRA or traditional IRA for retirement.

How Do I Find Money Smart Week Events Near Me?

Last year, over 100,000 people attended Money Smart events across the country. You can search for your zip code on the Money Smart website to look for events near you.

If you can’t make it to an event or there aren’t any in your area, that’s okay. The Money Smart Week website has a number of resources to help you figure out your finances. It’s filled with videos, blogs, and interactive games. You can even get connected to free or low-cost professionals like those at Center For Siouxland that can help you overcome major financial problems, like bad credit or unbearable debt.


Money Smart Week Begins Today!

Sat, Apr 21st, 2018

Money Smart Week helps consumers manage their personal finances better. Programs are offered to all demographics and income levels, and cover all facets of personal finance. Center For Siouxland shares their goal of educating consumers to better manage their personal finances. Our monthly Pre-Purchase Class for home buyers is one example of the services we provide. See our website to see how we can help.

Money Monday - Center For Siouxland's Consumer Credit Counselors Provide Financial Presentations

Mon, Apr 16th, 2018

Money Monday - Center For Siouxland's Consumer Credit Counselors Provide Financial Presentations
Center For Siouxland’s Consumer Credit Counselors, Lori Scott and Brandi Wenham go on-site for employers to provide financial education to their employees. Financial education seminars can be customized to fit the needs of employees and flexible scheduling allows education to occur during lunch hours, between shifts, and at employee benefit fairs.

Stress from personal money problems can spill over into the workplace. Research indicates that one-third of US workers believe their finances have hampered their job performance. Of these employees, nearly half spend at least seven work hours a week dealing with their personal money matters.

Some common signs that an employee is financially distressed include:

  • Absenteeism
  • Verbal or physical confrontations in the workplace
  • Garnishments or wage advancements
  • Low participation in 401(k) and other retirement plans
  • Borrowing against retirement plans

See our website at click here or call 712-252-1861 ext. 47 to see what Workplace Education Workshops are available.



Thu, Apr 12th, 2018

LAST SUPER SATURDAY, no appointment necessary. Get your taxes prepared and e-filed for FREE on Saturday, April 14th at 2 locations. Center For Siouxland, 715 Douglas Street, Sioux City, Iowa from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or The Living Center, 112 Central Ave NE, Le Mars, Iowa from 9 a.m. to Noon. If you can’t make it Saturday, call 712-252-1861 ext. 11 for a weekday appointment or our last appointment day Monday, April 16th. HURRY taxes are due Tuesday, April 17th.

Center For Siouxland's FREE Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

Wed, Apr 11th, 2018

Center For Siouxland's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers FREE tax help to people who make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Schedulers in our office are now taking and returning calls for appointments.  For more information or to schedule an appointment call 712-252-1861 ext. 11.


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