Lakeside Bank celebrates Money Smart Week
April 5, 2012

Lakeside Bank is offering free activities in honor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s 11th annual Chicago Money Smart Week, which runs Saturday, April 21, through Saturday, April 28.

On Monday, April 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Lakeside will partner with the Chinese American Service League (CASL) and VanderCook College of Music to offer How to Pay for Your College Education. During the event, to be held at CASL, 2141 S. Tan Ct., an expert from VanderCook will address financial processes related to college and offer tips on applying for financial aid. Attendees also will receive information about grants and scholarship opportunities and enjoy free pizza. RSVP to katherine_wong@caslservice.org, (312) 791-0418, ext. 3945, or (312) 791-0418, ext. 3601, by Friday, April 20.

On Tuesday, April 24, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Lakeside will partner with the Near South Planning Board to offer a free workshop, Protecting Your Privacy & Security: Identity Theft in Today’s Society, at 2600 S. Michigan Ave., lower level conference room. Learn what identity theft is, how to report it, how to get your identity back, and how to avoid becoming a victim. Panelists include representatives from the attorney general’s office and the banking and identity theft industries.

Advance registration required; lunch provided. RSVP by Friday, April 20, to Erika Chianelli at (312) 567-1011 or echianelli@lakesidebank.com. Free parking is available.

On Friday, April 27, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. students at Doolittle Elementary School, 535 E. 35th St. will attend a private presentation on Youth & Investing by the Wealth Warriors, who are investors in the Ujamaa Junior Investment Club.

These young investors comprise girls and boys ages 12 through 18; they will share the importance of saving and investing at a young age. For more information, contact Chianelli at (312) 567-1011 or echianelli@lakesidebank.com.

Coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and its partner organizations, Money Smart Week helps educate consumers about money management and generate awareness of financial education programs on topics such as saving, using credit wisely, and helping youngsters learn how to handle money well. For more information, visit www.moneysmartweek.org/chicago or www.lakesidebank.com.