FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2019
Money Smart New Mexico Partner Organizations Announce Event Celebrating Money Smart 2019
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Money Smart New Mexico partner organizations will host a Friday event celebrating Money Smart Week (MSW), featuring a series of events designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
The Money Smart New Mexico celebration event will be held on Friday, April 26, 2018 at 9:00 am at WESST, 609 Broadway NE, Albuquerque. The program will include a press conference. The press event will occur from 9:00-9:30 am, followed throughout the day with classes.
Money Smart New Mexico is a collaborative effort with local nonprofits, government agencies and financial institutions designed to educate consumers about money management and create awareness of financial education programs on topics such as budgeting, saving and using credit wisely.
“It is absolutely critical that New Mexican families are financially literate so that they can protect themselves and create meaningful pathways to success,” said Attorney General Hector Balderas. “I am honored to participate in Money Smart New Mexico and applaud the work of our partners in providing this vital training and resources to our families.”
“It is the most important thing to teach our children financial literacy. It’s what their future is based on,” said New Mexico State Treasurer Tim Eichenberg.
“Financial Literacy is a critical foundation for long-term success. It is particularly important for many families in New Mexico who are dealing with Intergenerational poverty,” said New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colon.
“Managing your money wisely is crucial to planning for the future and making personal and business financial decisions,” said Agnes Noonan, President of WESST. “We’re happy to collaborate with our local partners to bring Money Smart training and information to New Mexico. Every New Mexican can benefit from deepening their financial knowledge so they can make better financial decisions.”
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