Money Smart Week, April 5 - 12, is a national public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Libraries and other organizations across the country use this time to stress the importance of financial literacy, and inform consumers about where they can get help.
To celebrate Money Smart Week (and beyond!), we will release a series of five short videos called Money Tip$ over the next several weeks. The videos in this series are designed to provide quick tips for money-related topics such as credit, budgeting, saving, and setting SMART goals for managing your money. With tax season in full bloom, the first installment outlines several ways to make the most of tax time. This brief video will offer reminders about important tax credits, free tax preparation assistance, along with several ideas for using your income tax refund strategically to benefit you in the long run.
The Money Tip$ video series was produced by Multnomah County Library in collaboration with Innovative Changes, a Portland non-profit organization that exists to help low-income individuals, families and others, manage short-term financial needs in order to achieve and maintain household stability. Made possible by The Library Foundation with a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart Investing @ your library ®, a partnership with the American Library Association.