moneyWinona State University will partner in bringing Money Smart Week to Winona April 18-25.

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to promote financial education across all age groups. Events include educational outreach sessions geared specifically toward area high school students and free public sessions held throughout the community.

Topics include understanding credit, budgeting, utilizing the FAFSA to help pay for college, and avoiding identity theft and other scams.

Attendees will be entered into drawings for prizes and giveaways at each event, including $50 VISA gift cards, a free 2015 individual tax preparation and more.

The following events are free and open to the public:

Tuesday, April 21

4-5 p.m. Understanding Credit, Krueger Library, Room 102

6-7 p.m. Don’t Let Your Actions Budge It!, Krueger Library, Room 109

6:30-7:30 p.m. Utilizing FAFSA to Help Pay For Education, Krueger Library, Room 102

Wednesday, April 22

4-5 p.m. Understanding Credit, Saint Mary’s University McEnery Center/Fitzgerald Library

4-5 p.m. Fast Cash, Krueger Library, Room 102

Thursday, April 23

5-6 p.m. Avoid Identity Theft and Local Scams, Winona Public Library Bell Art Room

Money Smart Week sponsors include Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, Altra Federal Credit Union, Home Federal Savings Bank, Merchants Bank, Saint Mary’s University Fitzgerald Library, Winona National Bank, Winona Police Department, Winona Public Library, WSU Business Administration Department, WSU Darrell W. Krueger Library, WSU Accounting Faculty, WSU Economics Student Organization, and WSU Student Support Services.

For more information visit or call Krueger Library at 507-457-5147.

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