Free Financial Fitness Day for Louisville Residents on April 29

April 25, 2016

Resources on connecting to financial institutions, improving credit scores, starting a small business, avoiding consumer scams, and more

Louisville residents seeking free financial education and
resources are invited to the 3rd annual Financial Fitness Day on April 29 at the Americana Community Center, 4801 Southside Dr., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

Bank On Louisville, led by Louisville Metro Community Services, is hosting this event along with Chase, BB&T, the Americana Community Center and more than 20 service providers and community agencies.

Numerous banks and credit unions will be on hand to answer questions about opening a bank account, applying for credit cards, and how to get a loan for things like a small business, buying a home, or purchasing a car.  A variety of community organizations will set up information tables and have staff available to answer questions around budgeting, improving credit scores, career and education planning, housing and legal issues, utility management and more.

The event this year is hosted by the Americana Community Center allowing for an expanded outreach to immigrant and refugee populations.  Translators will be available in an effort to ensure that information is shared adequately and appropriately.

There will also be three short “Q&A” sessions to give all attendees a chance to have specific questions answered by local experts on these topics:

11 a.m. Starting a Small Business

12 p.m. Credit Information and Resources

1 p.m. Avoiding Consumer Scams

“In honor of National Financial Literacy Month in April, we are proud to offer Financial Fitness Day in our community for a third year in a row, stated Tina Lentz, Executive Administrator of Community Services and co-chair of Bank On Louisville.  “We often hear from clients that the two biggest barriers to getting financially fit are finding the time and knowing how and where to start. By bringing together so many wonderful partners and resources under one roof, we are helping to break down those barriers.”

Participating organizations include:
Apprisen
CareSource
Credit Fair-E
Family Scholar House
Housing Partnership, Inc.
Jewish Family and Career Services
LHOME
Legal Aid Society of Louisville
LG&E
Louisville Urban League

Participating Banks and Credit Unions include: 
BB&T Bank
Chase Bank
Class Act Federal Credit Union
Fifth Third Bank
First Capital Bank of Kentucky
Kentucky Telco Federal Credit Union
Park Community Federal Credit Union
PNC Bank
Republic Bank
U.S. Bank
Woodforest Bank

For more information, visit www.BankOnLouisville.com or 502-574-5156.