Financial Literacy and Empowerment

Information and resources to increase Financial Literacy

The City of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office is a key resource for bringing forth programs and new ideas to improve the quality of life of our citizens. One of these programs is financial literacy.

Simply put, financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works. But financial literacy isn’t just about balancing your checkbook or knowing how much money you have in the bank. Financial literacy is about planning for the future.

Being financially literate can help you save money for a down payment on a home, save for your child’s college education, or have money saved for emergencies so you don’t need payday loans or other predatory lending companies. When you know how to manage your money, you can make better choices about your future. 

The Treasurer’s Office is committed to helping city residents become financially literate and learn how to confidently manage money. Our plans include helping city residents improve their overall financial health by warning them about the dangers of predatory lending, decreasing the percentage of families that aren't using banking services, and helping people craft budgets that teach them how to live within their means. 

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One on One Financial Counseling
One on One Financial Counseling Sessions

City Depository Information
City Depository information 2015 with links to related documents

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is available for low to moderate income residents making less than $52,000 per year who would like help preparing and filing their taxes.


Treasurer’s Office Saves City Millions by Refinancing Parking Debt
Savings to Occur Over 15 Year Period

Statement from the Treasurer's Office Regarding North-South Metrolink Extension Study
Parking Commission approves $2 million funding for study

Treasurer Jones to Appear at Democratic National Convention
Treasurer Will Participate on Police Reform and Women and Diversity Panels

Treasurer Tishaura Jones Testifies at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Hearing in Favor of Payday and Short-Term Lending Reform
Treasurer Jones applauded the CFPB for taking “bold action” on short-term lending

The City of St. Louis Announces Recent Membership into the Cities for Financial Empowerment Coalition
The City of St. Louis was selected to join the Cities for Financial Empowerment Coalition

Treasurer’s Office Designates Parking Holidays
Parking holidays scheduled for Saturday, December 26, 2015, and Saturday, January 2, 2016

City of St. Louis Treasurer Announces the Official Launch of College Kids
College Kids provides every kindergartner enrolled in a City public or charter school with a college savings account

Statement from the City of St. Louis Treasurer Regarding the Stadium Proposal
Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones joins state legislators and local elected officials to oppose the current stadium proposal in the City of St. Louis

College Kids Launches Back to School Campaign
1:1 Fund matches all donations to College Kids up to $500

Wells Fargo HomeLIFT Program to Help St. Louis Homebuyers
Eligible homebuyers can make an appointment now to reserve $15,000 down payment assistance grant Sept. 25-26 at America’s Center Convention Complex

Treasurer’s Office Launches the Financial Dignity Center in City Hall
Where citizens are empowered to make better choices with their money

Treasurer’s Office Rolls Out Parking Mobile Phone App
Every parking meter in the City of St. Louis will accept payment via a mobile phone app

Opening Day Parking
Official Statement on Opening Day Parking

Second Annual Financial Empowerment and Job Fair
Treasurer’s Office Invites Community to the Second Annual Financial Empowerment and Job Fair

Treasurer's Office Announces Winner of Parking Technology Field Test
Goal is to Create First Class Parking Operation for City of St. Louis

Treasurer’s Office Is One Step Closer to Establishing Office of Financial Empowerment
Fulfilling Treasurer’s Mission to Help People Make Better Choices with Their Money

Treasurer’s Office Announces Winner of Parking Study RFP
Study Will Evaluate Parking Operations

Treasurer’s Office to Conduct Parking Study
Efforts Underway to Improve City Parking System

Treasurer's Office Invites Community to First Annual Financial Empowerment Fair
A Day of Family Fun and Learning about How Money Works

Money Smart Week to Offer More than 200 Free Financial Classes and Events across the St. Louis Area
Improve Your Financial Literacy

Treasurer’s Office Teams Up with Community to Host Financial Empowerment Fair
Part of Treasurer’s Commitment to Financial Literacy

Celebrate the second anniversary of the Bank On, Save Up St. Louis initiative
Initiative to promote financial literacy

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