Event on Sunday at Sporting Park should build financial literacy

04/04/2014 10:13 AM

04/05/2014 5:43 PM

A financial funfest planned for Sunday at Sporting Park should become a daily event in the Kansas City area to help children and adults better manage their money.

Smart Money Month of Greater Kansas City launches a month of educational programs in the Kansas City area to help people with money management, The Kansas City Star reports. It is the seventh year of the event sponsored by 20 organizations and companies, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, El Centro, the United Way and the Missouri Council on Economic Education.

Ensuring that more families can better manage their financial resources will help build up the financial health of the community and keep more residents from depending on high-interest payday loan joints. Churches and schools throughout the area should offer daily classes to help spread the wealth in financial education.

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