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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Get your finances in shape at Financial Resource Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
3/12/2014  11:30:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jennifer Meissner, Financial Empowerment Network, (253) 297-0482


Get your finances in shape at Financial Resource Day

SEATTLE – Do you need help with managing your finances, preparing taxes, searching for a job or signing up for public benefits?

Come to Financial Resource Day on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S in Seattle.

Sponsored by the City of Seattle and the Financial Empowerment Network/Seattle-King County, Financial Resource Day is a one-day event that combines workshops, one-on-one counseling, and other financial services, offered by a wide array of professional partners. The event features:

  • Credit and debt counseling
  • Financial planning and investment advice
  • Free tax preparation
  • Housing counseling
  • ID theft prevention advice
  • Legal assistance on bankruptcy and consumer rights
  • Help with college financial aid
  • Education and employment resources
  • Advice on building a growing a business.

All services are free!

Financial Resource Day also helps residents connect to many public programs and benefits. Through a partnership with Public Health – Seattle & King County, for instance, attendees can sign up for health care through the Washington Health Finder network. Senior Services staff will be there to provide information about programs that support independent living for seniors. Staff from the Utility Discount Program will be on hand to help people determine if they are eligible for discounts on their utility bills.

Child care, interpretation and other accommodations are available upon request. E-mail info@skcabc.org.

For more information on Financial Resource Day and what information to bring to the event, please visit this Web site:  http://www.skcabc.org/FinancialResourceDay/default.htm

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