Financial Literacy Class in Charleston shows how to plan smart, avoid scams

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs is offering a financial literacy class to members of the public to highlight financial challenges and pitfalls and present tips to avoid them.

The free class will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 6 p.m., at the Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary School, Charleston. The program is not affiliated with Kanawha County Schools.

The class focuses on money scams, smart planning and handling unbanked/underbanked obstacles. Unbanked/underbanked households rely on cash and have little or no access to checking or savings accounts, credit cards or other traditional financial services.

“Access to mainstream banking services is a problem that many people of moderate to low income face,” said Jill Upson, executive director of HHOMA. “Money Smart Week is the perfect opportunity to help people expand their knowledge in ways to protect themselves and make wise financial decisions.”

The financial literacy class is free and open to the public. Dinner and refreshments are provided. To reserve a seat, call HHOMA at 304-356-2023

This event is presented by HHOMA in connection with AARP’s Money Smart Week, which runs March 30 – April 6.

For more information, visit the agency’s Facebook or Twitter, go to minorityaffairs.wv.gov, or call the office at 304-356-2023.

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