Eat Green, Save Green

by Jean Chatzky

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and a carrot a day will keep spending at bay. Or make that any vegetable, really. As DailyFinance reports, eating greens saves you green. The reader’s digest version: Invest in your health now so that you’re not paying astronomical prices for health-related issues in the future. But also save money now by buying veggies over other food staples that are donning higher price tags (i.e. beef, pork, and coffee). For lower prices on produce, shop locally, buy seasonally and don’t fear the freezer. Buy in bulk, chop and freeze. Maybe even consider growing your own.

Read more wisdom from Jean Chatzky at her blog This Week in Your Wallet.

MFEC’s MiniGrant Program – Fund YOUR FinLit Project

Who likes Free Money?

The Montana Financial Education Coalition is proud to promote local efforts to expand financial education across our state. We hope that through this mini-grant organizations will be able to implement activities in their communities with an emphasis on Financial Literacy Awareness.

The mini-grants are to augment your existing activities or implement a new strategy or program. We ask that each organization receiving a mini-grant provide a synopsis of the impact the mini-grant had on their program and community. We would love pictures of activities, participants and program materials as well, which will both showcase your efforts and grow the program.

2014 MiniGrant Application

REGISTER NOW for the 2014 MFEC Statewide Conference and Resource Fair

“Financial Security for a Lifetime” – featuring The TODAY Show’s Jean Chatzky!

Conference Dates:

April 28, 5:00 pm: Free Reception and Resource Fair Opening Remarks from Montana Lt. Governor Angela McLean and Keynote from Gene Natali, author of The Missing Semester, a personal finance primer for young adults 

April 29, 8:00am-5:00pm: Conference and Resource Fair

7:00 am Free Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 11:30am Free Conference Keynote by Jean Chatzky General Session Addresses by Monica Lindeen, Montana’s CSI and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Marsha Goetting, MSU: Greatest Challenges to Achieving Financial Security for a Lifetime Featuring panelists Jean Chatzky, Matt Dale, Montana Office of Consumer Protection, Lynne Egan, Deputy CSI, Melanie Hall, Montana Banking Commissioner
11:45am-5:00pm Paid Conference Luncheon Keynote with Carroll College Professor Belle Marie: Understanding Financial Literacy Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Digging deeper into workable financial solutions for young adults, women, military, and protecting against fraud 2014 Mini Grant awards for YOUR financial literacy projects

Check out the agenda As if you needed another reason to register. Really.

Click here to register In case you’re one of few that haven’t yet.