Money Smart Kid Student Resources
For the last several years, a committee of Money Smart Week® partners have sponsored competitions for students to see if they are "Money Smart." What's the secret to the winners' success? Take a look at some winning essays and then set your mind to being the next winner! Watch this site as we add flyers for the District 2013 Money Smart Kid competitions!
2013 MSW Kid Competitions
Let the competition begin! Money Smart Week® will take place throughout most of the District in April 2013. You have a chance to win some scholarship money and get some money smarts. Flyers will be posted for next year starting in January of 2013. See the flyers below for examples of last year's essay questions. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter (#MSKid) for the lastest news.
Please note: Employees, officers and representatives of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, as well as their employees and immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.
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The Winning Essay for Chicago's 2012 MS Kid!
Read the essay from the 2012 winner in Chicago, Deirdre Flanagan.
Deirdre’s Lemonade Stand faces a dilemma - whether or not to borrow $100. The problem is, on really sunny days, I run out of lemonade and I’m forced to turn customers away. I could get a loan to buy an electric juice extractor, increase productivity, and sell more lemonade. That sounds easy, but the decision to borrow is not simple and deserves careful consideration.More...
The Winning Essay for Chicago's 2011 MS Kid!
Read the essay from the 2011 winner, Charles Tiseo.
Once there was an old and penniless man named Benjamin who ignored the lessons of his youth. His father was fond of saying, "mind your budget boy." But what was a budget and how do you mind it?