Treasurer’s Office Teams Up with Community to Host Financial Empowerment Fair

Part of Treasurer’s Commitment to Financial Literacy

February 26, 2014 | 2 min reading time

The City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office is partnering with several community organizations to host the First Annual Financial Empowerment Fair at Harris-Stowe State University on Saturday, April 26, from 11am to 3pm.

This event is co-sponsored by Harris-Stowe, The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, and The United Way of Greater St. Louis and promises to be a day of family fun and financial empowerment. Apart from providing valuable educational resources, the Financial Empowerment Fair will include activities for the whole family, including an inspiring keynote address from John Hope Bryant, CEO and Founder of Operation Hope.

Several banks and credit unions, as well as state and federal agencies, will be on hand to provide important information about the second chance bank accounts, credit counseling, the unclaimed property database, identity theft, and new opportunities available through the MOST 529 College Savings Program.

"St. Louis tops the nation in the number of minority households that are either unbanked or under-banked, and we are twice the national average in overall unbanked households," said Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones. "The goal of this event is to educate and empower the citizens of our region to make better choices with their money and avoid using predatory financial services."

"We are excited about providing this opportunity for the community," added Treasurer Jones, "and we want consumers to walk away feeling empowered to change their financial future."

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