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Free Screening – “Spent: Looking for Change” 4/28/16

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“Spent: Looking for Change” documentary screening and panel discussion

Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Financial and Community Partner networking: 6:15 – 6:55 p.m.

Documentary showing: 7:00 – 7:40 p.m.

Panel discussion 7:40 – 8:10 p.m.

Invited Panelists: David Lenoir, Shelby County Trustee; representatives from the community, Latino Memphis, United Housing, and the City of Memphis

Limited FREE Tickets available at:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/spent-movie-screening-and-panel-discussion-malco-paradiso-registration-24657091023

 

About the documentary:

“Spent: Looking for Change” is a film narrated by Tyler Perry about everyday Americans without the financial options most of us take for granted and the movement giving them renewed hope. Turning to pawn shops, check cashing services, and using payday loans to meet basic financial needs can be costly for many of us, with $89 billion a year going to fees and interest for using these types of alternative financial services. It’s time for change. New technology, new ideas and encouraging dialogue around this issue can help make managing money simple and more affordable.

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Home for the Holidays: Housing & Economic Empowerment Collaborative

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Home for the Holidays to focus on Financial, physical health, foreclosure prevention

Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and the Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. have partnered again to present the free foreclosure prevention and financial counseling event.

This year’s Home for the Holidays: A Housing and Economic Empowerment Collaborative is Saturday, Nov. 23.  The six-hour event will feature a small business resource center, legal clinic, a Homebuyer’s Corner with expertise from lenders, Realtors and housing agencies and the Shelby County Trustee’s Project H.O.M.E. financial literacy and budgeting workshop.

Home for the Holidays returns to the Hickory Ridge Towne Center, formerly known as the Hickory Ridge Mall, said Vanecia Belser Kimbrow, Social Action Chair for the Memphis Alumnae Chapter of the national public service sorority. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the event concludes at 2:30 p.m.

“As the market and economy have started to stabilized, we wanted to make ‘Home for the Holidays’ an event focused on providing important information and tools to businesses and homeowners for not only their financial health but physical health, too,” said Kimbrow.

Topics will focus on homeownership financing, foreclosure and tax sale prevention and WISE Teens Youth Revue forum. Health screenings and eating tips will also be offered. The JobLINC Mobile Job & Career Center &  Affordable Care Act counselors will also be on site.

“Building an economically healthy community requires healthy habits,” said Trustee David Lenoir. “People in good physical and financial shape are better prepared for life’s hurdles.”

Loan servicers and banks participating in this year’s event include, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Regions Bank, Tri-State Bank, Magna Bank and Citizens Bank. More than 20 participating partners will be on hand, including the Memphis Area Legal Services, Black Business Association, United Housing Inc., Financial Counselors of America, the Shelby County Health Department, RISE, Seedco and the Memphis HUD office.

For more details, e-mail Ms. Lamb at tlamb@shelbycountytrustee.com or visit www.memphisalumnaedst.org.

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Bank on Memphis Event 4/26 @ Court Square

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Bank On Memphis Celebrates Financial Literacy Month in April

Budgeting, Credit Repair feature of April 26 event @ Court Square

Memphis, Tenn. (April 12, 2013) – Bank On Memphis is celebrating National Financial Literacy Month in April with a series of financial literacy workshops culminating with an April 26 – 11:30-1:30 event at Court Square in Downtown Memphis.

Several Bank On Memphis partner financial institutions and credit counseling services will be available to discuss savings and checking account options, as well as tips for credit repair. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling recently released the results of its annual Consumer Financial Literacy Survey noting that, among its findings, only 40 percent of adults have a budget and track spending. Separately, credit data management firm Transunion Interactive Inc. noted that the Memphis metro area had the lowest consumer credit score among major metropolitan areas.

“Results like that demonstrate the need for education around financial literacy, especially personal finance, is greater than ever,” said Terica Lamb, coordinator for the Bank On Memphis initiative and manager of Community Outreach and Financial Empowerment for Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir.

The April 26 event is being held in conjunction with the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Downtown Alive! Rain date is May 3.

Entertainment at Downtown Alive! will include artists from Overwater Entertainment between 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Also, the Memphis Public Library’s JobLINC Mobile Career Center will be on-site during the event. JobLINC, a Bank On Memphis community partner, provides listings to available jobs, aids in locating training opportunities, one-on-one assistance in job searches and job readiness workshops.

Preceding the April 26 event Bank On Memphis representatives will conduct a number of free financial literacy classes on personal finance and budgeting around the county. For a complete list of those events, go to the ‘Event Calendar’ at http://shelbycountytrustee.com/calendar.aspx.

Bank On Memphis provides financial literacy and financial access through a public, private and non-profit collaboration. The program was launched locally by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir.

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