Money Smart Week In Indiana

April 7, 2014
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Money Smart events will educate Hoosiers about ways they can take responsibility for protecting their money and savings.( Photo morgue file/cohdra.)

Money Smart events will educate Hoosiers about ways they can take responsibility for protecting their money and savings.( Photo morgue file/cohdra.)

Financial literacy is not just about saving dollars and cents.

Experts say it also includes protecting your savings and investments.

This is Money Smart Week, and at events throughout the state, Hoosiers can learn more about how to manage their personal finances.

Nancy Stone, program director with Indiana Senior Medicare Patrol, says discussions will include the growing problem of senior financial abuse.

“It’s just become really prolific that they target elderly because they know most people have a nest egg by the time they’re 65-plus and they’re also considered a vulnerable population,” she says.

Nearly 100 financial literacy events will be held over the next week in Indiana, led by community groups, educational organizations and financial experts.

Stone says there have been an increasing number of scams involving Medicare, and include phone and mail solicitations.

“They often pose themselves as Medicare reps, saying they need to update your information, and so forth,” she says. “But Medicare will never call you unsolicited. And, really, your Medicare card, you need to guard your card because it has your Social Security number on it.”

Some cases of Medicare fraud involve double billing, so she says be sure to review your service statements.

And if you have questions, call providers, or the Indiana Senior Medicare Patrol, to sort it all out. That number is 800-986-3505.

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Upcoming Events

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7:45 am Sunman American Legion Post 337 ...
Sunman American Legion Post 337 ...
May 25 @ 7:45 am – 11:00 am
The Sunman American Post 337 will have Memorial Day Services at the following cemeteries: 7:45 am — Sunman Legion Post 337 8:00 am — St. John’s Lutheran (Hubbles) 8:15 am — St. John’s Church of Christ (Penntown) 8:30 am — St. Stephen’s Lutheran (Spades) 8:45 am — St. Nicholas Catholic 9:15 am — Little Memory Cemetery 9:30 am — Adam’s Lutheran 9:45 am — St. Pius Catholic 10:15 am — Zion Lutheran (Manchester) 10:30 am — St. Stephen’s Cemetery (Busse) 10:45 am — Seig Family Memorial 11:00 am — St. Paul United Methodist (Sunman)
8:00 am Canoefest Monthly Raffle @ Canoefest
Canoefest Monthly Raffle @ Canoefest
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Next drawing is April 17 Drawing Brookville Tire Mart: 2 Reds Tickets.  The grand prizes at the June 27th drawing will be $2500, $500 (3), $200 (5), $100 (10) and $50 (20). Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The winning monthly ticket goes back in the jar for future drawings and the grand prizes. Purchase tickets at local businesses in Brookville. Direct any questions to Tara Keys. Canoefest is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization striving to bring appreciation to the sport of canoeing and kayaking as well as knowledge of the sport.
10:00 am St. Paul United Methodist Church... @ St. Paul United Methodist Church
St. Paul United Methodist Church... @ St. Paul United Methodist Church
May 25 @ 10:00 am
St. Paul United Methodist Church is having its annual Memorial Day Service at 10 am. Also the United Methodist Women are serving a roast beef dinner at 11 am. The menu includes mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, various salads, and homemade pie. Freewill offering with carry-outs at $9.00. The church is located 3 miles south of Sunman on Highway 101. For further information call 812-623-2382. The public is invited to each or both of the events.

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