Money Smart Day
Free advice and activities for young savers and investors — and their parents — will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kansas City Public Library downtown, 14 W. 10th St. At 10:30, author Margaree King will read her story “Uncle Jed’s Barbershop,” along with an activity on the importance of saving and having savings goals. Some other activities are geared toward middle-school students. And adults can get a free financial tune-up with a financial planner and also review a free copy of their credit report. Other adult sessions will cover topics including mortgages, managing credit and debt, retirement planning, insurance, wealth building, and women and money.
NASCAR and Sprint Nextel are planning several events to go with this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series racing at Kansas Speedway. Drivers Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr. will participate in a ceremonial tree planting at 10 a.m. Friday at the LEED-certified Toyota Legends dealership at 10100 Parallel Parkway, northeast of Kansas Speedway. NASCAR’s tree-planting program, sponsored by UPS, is designed to offset carbon emissions from all NASCAR races in the course of a year by planting more than 8,000 trees. Sprint also will have available at its Sprint Experience display at the speedway postage-paid envelopes that people can use to recycle their used wireless phones, from any carrier and in any condition.
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