KANSAS CITY, Mo. - This month, people across Kansas City can go back to school to learn how to save money.
Maxine Banks, of Kansas City, came to the Fairmount Community Center in Independence to learn ways to be a savvy saver while living on a fixed income.
"The gas and the electric; It's continually going up. Everything else stays the same, the income," Banks said.
Money Smart Month is a community outreach program that helps teach people ways to get more for their money.
Last year, more than 440 free events like this were held throughout Kansas City during April. Local banks, credit unions and non-profits come together to teach people of all ages about money. Sessions range from Budgeting 101, to Retirement Planning and Scam Awareness for the elderly.
"Also talking to them about people who are contacting them that might fraudulent intentions so that they are not hooked into scams," Jana Castanon of Apprisen said.
You can find a list of events in your community by going to www.moneysmartkc.org . A large community event will be held at the Sporting KC Park in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, April 6 from 1-5 p.m.