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Money-smart kids, debt-free adults

Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Northern Illinois University’s Center for Economic Education and STEM Outreach are offering a workshop for educators and a STEM Cafe for the general public to help people learn about financial literacy. These events are free.

• From 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. Monday, April 7, 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care, 155 N. Third St. in DeKalb. will host “Curriculum-Rich: Using Children’s Literature to Teach Financial Literacy” for teachers and child-care professionals. First-time participants will receive a free digital library that contains more than 1,400 lessons.

Registration is required. Email Judith Dymond at jdymond@niu.edu to register. Include “Children’s Literature Workshop” in the subject line of the email.

• A STEM Cafe, “Making Credit Work for You,” will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Eduardo’s, 214 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. This lively, humorous presentation is about using credit, affording debt, and living debt free. Presenters include bankruptcy attorneys Joseph Schorer and Donna Wallace. They are part of the Credit Abuse Resistance Education program in Illinois, which is designed to alert adults about consumer credit abuse.

STEM Cafes are free and open to the public. Food and drinks are available for purchase from the host restaurant.

Learn more at http://www.niu.edu/stem or contact Judith Dymond at jdymond@niu.edu or 815-753-4751.

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