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Money Matters: A Financial Education Event Coming Oct. 5th 9am-2:30pm - Monday, September 23, 2013
Money Matters is a financial education event designed to answer consumers’ questions about planning and spending, credit, consumer fraud, and investing.  This one-day program will take place at the Pennington Conference Center in Baton Rouge on Saturday, October 5th from 9am-2:30pm.

Come hear The Washington Post’s nationally syndicated columnist, Michelle Singletary.  Her award-winning column, "The Color of Money,” is carried in over 100 newspapers, including The Advocate.  Her personal brand of collected wisdom and rigorously tested financial strategies motivate listeners and provides true insight into the world of personal finance.

The idea for a consumer financial education event was sparked during a "train the trainer” conference for financial education teachers.  The group requested more information on personal finance that would enhance their personal and professional lives.  In response, the Money Matters event was developed to answer consumers’ questions on a variety of financial issues we all face daily.  Everyone in the community is invited!

Michelle Singletary will provide opening remarks then lead the budgeting and debt reduction workshop.  Understanding credit reports, credit scores and how to build credit will be led by Layne McDaniel of Noesis Data, an Equifax and Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge Foundation partner.  Eric Hebert with SWBC Investment Services will explain the basics of investments, and then Joshua Hollins with The Office of the Attorney General will conclude the day’s events with consumer fraud and identity theft workshop.

Registration is only $10; to learn more and register, visit: LAJumpstart.org! 


Established in 2003 as a non-profit organization, Louisiana Jump$tart is a coalition of 40 organizations (including Neighbors Federal Credit Union) committed to the financial education of youth and adults in the community. Jump$tart partners provide resources, training and curricula to ensure the financial education of students and adults across the state.