Closing the Financial Literacy Gap in Underserved Communities

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It’s Financial Literacy Month! This week we’ll discuss how financial literacy can make a difference for underserved communities.

Topic: Closing the Financial Literacy Gap in Underserved Communities

When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Twitter chatroom or join the live hashtag discussion.

The panel will include NFCC; Barbara O’Neill: Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, AFC® and Owner/CEO, MoneyTalk; Beverly HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Paulina LikosInvesting Reporter at U.S. News; Patrina Dixon: Personal Finance Expert and Author, It’$ My Money; Rahkim Sabree: Finance Coach and Author, “Financially Irresponsible”; Leslie H. Tayne, Esq: Founder and Managing Director of Tayne Law Group, P.C. (f/k/a The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, P.C.); Jorrell Bland: Client Services Manager, Mitlin Financial; Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian; Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions We’ll Discuss:

  1. How can financial literacy have a positive impact in underserved communities?
  2. What are the barriers to accessing financial education in underserved communities?
  3. How can lack of financial education cause underserved communities to pay more for financial services?
  4. How can people without internet access find resources for financial education?
  5. What role do schools play in teaching underserved students about money?
  6. Why is it important for high schools to offer classes about personal finance?
  7. How can financial education classes prepare college students for graduation?
  8. How does financial education help you achieve financial security?
  9. How can being financially literate have a positive impact your health?
  10. How does exposure to financial literacy impact future generations?

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