Money Smart Week succeeds

To the editor:

Thanks to great cooperation between many partners, the first Fort Dodge area observance of Money Smart Week was a success.

Financial institutions, educational organizations, partner agencies and many others worked together to help area youth and adults increase their financial management knowledge and skills. We are also grateful to The Messenger and other local media for providing terrific coverage of many of our events and outreach efforts. The partners are too many to list, but if you benefited from Money Smart Week, I encourage you to thank those involved.

Money Smart Week is set for April 5-12, 2014. Planning will begin in November, and we would like to expand our reach to Humboldt, Webster City and other nearby communities if local partners are interested. If you are interested in being involved next year, please contact me: or (515) 832-9597.

Barb Wollan

ISU Extension and


On behalf of the

Money Smart Week

Steering Committee

Webster City