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LCC to Participate in National Money Smart Week®

FREE Financial Education Events, Games scheduled for Students and Community

April 25, 2016

LANSING, MICH. - As part of National Money Smart Week, Lansing Community College (LCC) will educate students and community members on topics ranging from saving for college and managing student loan debt, to budgeting and retirement during the Money Matter$ Expo.

"Young adults today are more likely to enter into considerable debt than previous generations," said LCC President, Dr. Brent Knight. "Educating our students about money management is essential for building habits that ensure a financially stable future."

One event that students can participate in during the Money Matter$ Expo-- GeoCache for College Cash, is a digital scavenger hunt using smartphone technology. Students will snap a QR code on seven financial education posters and answer questions to gain points. Students will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for three scholarships of $500, $750, or $1,000, a chance to win another $1,000 scholarship, or an iPad from Michigan Education Trust.

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign that promotes financial education. Launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the program is now active in more than 45 states through national partnerships with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Cooperative Extension, and the American Library Association.

"Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort among a small group of Chicago-area organizations working to promote financial literacy," says Alejo Torres, senior outreach manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. "Today, Money Smart Week continues to expand nationally, providing greater awareness of, and access to, personal finance resources for all."

The Money Matter$ Expo at LCC will be held in the Gannon Building Hallway, on April 27 from 12-2 p.m. More than eight partners and vendors will participate in the event. For more information, please contact Derik Redding at reddingd@lcc.edu. To learn more about Money Smart Week, visit moneysmartweek.org.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 15,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education, and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit, and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

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