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Financial Empowerment Summit to be held March 9 in Louisville

Goal is to help people make informed financial choices

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 1, 2017) — Louisville’s fourth Financial Empowerment Summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 9 at Bellarmine University. More than 100 attendees are expected to participate in activities and workshops geared towards building on their personal finances so they can better understand and secure their own financial success, and better assist with the financial success of their clients.=

The goal of financial empowerment is to help people make informed financial choices and to make progress toward their financial goals. This includes expanding financial literacy and education opportunities so people learn how to reduce debt and manage their budgets, build credit, and plan and save for long-term goals.

Keynote speakers:

  • Kathleen Cooter, Bellarmine University Professor and former executive director for the Kentucky Council for Economic Education, will provide an overview about the importance of education achievement in relation to achieving life’s financial outcomes.
  • Carl Rist, director for Children’s Savings and senior advisor of Asset Building for CFED will discuss the impact Children’s Savings Accounts have in propelling children, especially low income children, to pursue postsecondary education.
  • Lamar Davis, community affairs specialist for FDIC will provide an overview of the FDIC’s commitment to expanding access to safe, secure and affordable banking services to better serve the unbanked and underbanked consumers.
  • Alianna Havrilla, community coach, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps will explore the intersection of financial stability and health efforts to create healthier communities.

Workshops include, “Workplace Financial Education”, “Children’s Savings Accounts – A more in-depth exploration from Promise Indiana” and “Money Smart Tools and Resources.”