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Money Mondays was created by St. Louis RFEC to empower the communities we serve on topics centered around handling your finances during these chaotic times.

Our current environment means many are looking for advice and guidance to help navigate the road ahead, which is why we’re hosting a special virtual event on Vox.com premiering tomorrow, August 6. Money Talks: Home Habits will focus on how to manage finances within our new at-home lifestyles and address the most pressing financial questions people are facing have today. This will provide you the tools to help your clients facing similar challenges.

 

You will need to register for the event ahead of time *here**. The event premieres on August 6, where attendees can watch the recorded Better Money Habits presentation as well as participate in a LIVE Q&A with our Bank of America financial specialists beginning at 4 p.m. EST. Attendees can listen the recording anytime between 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST based on what fits their schedule and participate in the 60 minute virtual event.

 

  • Who: Vox Media and Bank of America’s Better Money Habits
  • What: Money Talks: Home Habits: A virtual event that will feature lively, candid conversations about the meaning of home in our current “at-home” world – and what this means for our financial lives.
  • When: Thursday, August 6, starting at 4pm ET
  • Where: Vox.com
  • Recommended Audience: Nonprofit front line associates, case managers, financial literacy teachers and other client facing staff members.
  • How: The event will consist of 3 panel segments:
    • Segment 1) Working From Home: Here, we’ll address topics coming to the forefront as more people work remotely, from the opportunities and barriers of a more prominent work from home culture, to finding work-life balance, to new family responsibilities and changes in expenses.
    • Segment 2) Saving When Home: This session will feature one-on-one coaching sessions with select participants on topics like building an emergency fund and balancing immediate financial needs with long-term savings goals.
    • Segment 3) Rethinking Home Options: As people think about their future home, our panelists will answer questions like: Is it a good idea to move during the coronavirus? Should I be looking to rent or buy? Is now the time to invest in a home renovation?

 

Thanks as always for your partnership, and we hope to “see” you there!

*The links will direct you to websites not affiliated with Bank of America, and have various privacy policies and levels of security. We do not endorse or take responsibility for content, products or services offered or expressed on external websites. 

** If the RSVP link is not accessible from your work device, you may wish to access the event page from a personal device.

Hello St. Louis Regional Financial Empowerment Coalition Partners:

The next Bank On Save Up Mini Grant application is open.

Up to $500 is available per grant period for nonprofit, faith based and/or community groups to help off-set the cost of providing basic financial education classes. See instructions for additional information about grant requirements. Classes may be offered online or in person following CDC guidelines.

The grant application is due Friday, August 21th by 5:00 pm for the period September 1 to December 11, 2020. Grant applications must be completed through the new on-line grant portal. Please complete your application on-line using this link. https://uwgsl.tfaforms.net/4602847

Instructions for the Mini Grant are found here. The training is Monday, August 10 from 10 am to 11 am.
To join the online class click the link below:
https://zoom.us/j/3914290390?pwd=VmJmYnJpU2VmR0o1WWZpb1FmRENRQT09

Call in Information:
Meeting ID: 391 429 0390
Passcode: 141553
One tap mobile
+16465588656,,3914290390#,,,,,,0#,,141553# US (New York)
+13017158592,,3914290390#,,,,,,0#,,141553# US (Germantown)

Grant recipients will be notified on August 28.

Application tips:
Saving your work: It is possible to save your work and come back to it later. You will need to create a username and password to do this.

Printing the completed application: To print and submit the application, remember to:
Hit “submit,” then “print” and them “confirm.”

You should receive an email with a copy of your application information.

Please let Jane Jung or I know if you have any questions.

Money Mondays was created by St. Louis RFEC to empower the communities we serve on topics centered around handling your finances during these chaotic times.

This class will discuss the actual cost of payday lending and the effects it has on the consumer, and discuss the predatory lending laws. The class will focus on the different types of predatory lenders and how they actually work. Lastly, it will provide the participants with alternatives to predatory lending and companies.

This class is virtual – online and is available through August 16.

Website:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaNeuq4jp_p-V8xChN-fveA

This class will discuss the actual cost of payday lending and the effects it has on the consumer, and discuss the predatory lending laws. The class will focus on the different types of predatory lenders and how they actually work. Lastly, it will provide the participants with alternatives to predatory lending and companies.

This class is virtual – online and is available through August 16.

Website:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaNeuq4jp_p-V8xChN-fveA

This class will discuss the actual cost of payday lending and the effects it has on the consumer, and discuss the predatory lending laws. The class will focus on the different types of predatory lenders and how they actually work. Lastly, it will provide the participants with alternatives to predatory lending and companies.

This class is virtual – online and is available through August 16.

Website:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaNeuq4jp_p-V8xChN-fveA

Money Mondays was created by St. Louis RFEC to empower the communities we serve on topics centered around handling your finances during these chaotic times.

This class will cover the following topics: Why is building good credit important; What is in a credit report; How to access a credit report; Strategies to establish or rebuild credit. With a short Q and A discussion following.

https://prosperityconnection.org/class-registration/

 

“Attend a FREE Home Buying Workshop to learn:
1. How to achieve affordable and successful homeownership!
2. Down Payment Assistance Programs that are available
3. How to get a FREE credit analysis
4. What documentation you need to be approved for a loan

Join the Office of Financial Empowerment and Regions Bank for a FREE webinar on managing and protecting your finances during our current global pandemic. Use this link to register today!

This class will cover the following topics: Why is building good credit important; What is in a credit report; How to access a credit report; Strategies to establish or rebuild credit. With a short Q and A discussion following.

 

This class will cover the following topics: Why is building good credit important; What is in a credit report; How to access a credit report; Strategies to establish or rebuild credit. With a short Q and A discussion following.

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