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Money Smart Week, 4/20 - 4/27, Shred Day Events

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:16 PM
    Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help
    consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved
    through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of
    organizations across the country including businesses, financial
    institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government
    agencies and the media. These groups come together once a year to
    stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about
    where they can get help and provide free educational seminars and
    activities throughout the week. Programming is offered to all
    demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal
    finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to
    estate planning. The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank
    of Chicago in 2002. Money Smart Week partners will be hosting their
    events April 20 - 27, 2013.

One part of this campaign is that numerous financial institutions are
holding free Shred Day events: a chance to safely get rid old tax,
bank statement, etc documents.  You can click on the "Find An Event"
link to bring up a web page allowing you to generate a list of events
in your (zip code) community.  Even though I'm in a small (100,000)
population central Illinois community 2 Shred Day events are on the
calendar in the coming week; a third such event I know about is NOT
on their calendar, so you might also want to check your other local
cumuluscumulus357 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
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1. Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 7:09 PM
Also Office Depot is offering up to 5 pounds of shredding for free through
May 1. No coupon is necessary, and the offer is valid in stores nationwide.
(Reference: Yahoo Freebies)
cumuluscumulus357 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
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2. Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 9:43 PM
Cumulus, thanks for posting this information about Shred Day events.  A local financial institutions typically has one around this time every year, and your post reminded me to confirm the date with them.  I was very happy to put it on my calendar after doing some major purging of records recently.  With a modest donation to a charitable organization, the contents of several boxes were shredded as I watched.  It saved me time, avoided wear and tear on the shredder in my home office, and reassured me that the items had been disposed of safely. 
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