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About $mart Thinking About Money

During the recent financial crisis, Maryland Public Television (MPT) heard from viewers and community members about a pressing need to connect people to reliable resources and information in order to re-think their money habits and navigate a rapidly changing economy. In 2006, MPT responded with a multi-platform media initiative (formerly known as Get In Charge) to connect Maryland residents to trusted, balanced and FREE financial education resources and programming.

$mart Thinking About Your Money encourages everyday people to take a different approach on their finances through education, awareness, and informed action.

On Air, Online and in the Community

Research indicates that personal finance activity is actually 80% behavioral. With a little of bit of knowledge, anyone can modify their economic behaviors and attitudes to change their financial state.

Through $mart Thinking About Your Money, Maryland residents can receive reliable information through quality broadcast programs, relevant content, and community events. This ongoing initiative will address several financial topics: investing basics, maintaining or repairing your credit, debt management, identity theft, fraud and scams, and current topics that affect your personal finances on a daily basis.

Contact us at or (410)581-4095 for more information.