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Get Financially Fit in 2013

Thursday January 10, 2013

Media Contact:
Debbie Belt, 574-6587 (office)
303-6167 (cell)

Get Financially Fit in 2013
Bank On Louisville promotes free financial education opportunities

At the start of the new year, many people make resolutions to improve their lives by getting healthier such as losing weight, eating better, exercising more often, quitting smoking, and more. This year, Bank On Louisville is encouraging Louisvillians to take charge of their financial health too.

Getting financially fit is an important part of an individual’s health and quality of life. By taking care of your money, you can meet your needs more efficiently, avoid stress, be better prepared for emergencies, and work towards future goals such as purchasing a home or building a college savings fund.

Bank On Louisville is proud to spread the word about numerous opportunities around Louisville that can help people make the most out of their money and increase their financial capability. Below is a sampling of free workshops taking place in January and February and visit Bank On Louisville’s website for full details including dates, times, and locations at

For budgeting and financial goal-setting:
“A New Year – A New YOU: Financial Checkup 101” at NorthWest Neighborhood Place

This workshop kicks off the 2013 Lunch Money Financial Series with vibrant and informative facilitation by Adam Hall with Fifth Third Bank.

Economic Literacy Outreach Project (ELOP) Financial Skills Building Courses
The Economic Literacy Outreach Project consists of six financial skills building classes, each offered three times every other week beginning in January. These workshops are open to the public and facilitated by the Center for Women and Families’ Economic Success Program.

Finance for the Family, Cane Run Neighborhood Place
A financial literacy course including tips on investing will be offered for adults and Junior Achievement will be presenting topics like smart spending and starting a bank account for middle and high school students. There will even be money basics such as currency and savings presented to kids aged 3 to 11.

Mother-Infant Care Program, Class Five: Financial Literacy
Offered by Catholic Charities, this program provides assistance and support to new mothers or women who are pregnant. Services include counseling, assistance to extended family members, and referrals to medical, legal, and financial community resources.

For students:
FAFSA Information Session:
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid needs to be filled out as soon as possible. An outreach counselor from KHEAA will be conducting outreach sessions on January 19th and January 26th.

College Shop Series at the Shawnee Branch Library
College Shop 101: Come learn about all of the resources the College Shop has to offer with sessions covering college admissions, finding scholarships for African American students, and how to pay for college.

ACT Strategies for Success
An introduction to tips and strategies that will help students score higher on their ACT will be available on several different dates and multiple library locations.

ACT Boot Camp
Learn to make the best choices on all sections of the ACT exam and use stress-reducing techniques to reduce anxiety.

For job seekers and entrepreneurs:
Mobile Job Shop

Get help at several library locations with resume writing, online job searching, e-mail, and online applications.

Tips for a Successful Interview
Learn interviewing tips and critique some interview samples at the Main Library.

Microenterprise Development Program Information Session
A representative with Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP) will give an overview of CAP’s microenterprise program for new and existing business owners including forgivable loan opportunities.

For tax assistance and retirement planning:
AARP Tax Seminars

Get ready for tax season with this how-to from the Tax Advisors with AARP.

Retirement Planning at Cane Run Neighborhood Place
Learn more about pension plans, IRAs, Mutual Funds and other savings vehicles.

About Bank On Louisville
Bank On Louisville launched in July 2010 and is one of more than 70 “Bank On” institutions in the nation committed to connecting low- and moderate-income residents to mainstream financial services in order to avoid costly fringe financial services. Bank On Louisville’s success at establishing partnerships has been the key to reaching the unbanked residents and connecting them with low-cost financial services. Sixteen banks and credit unions, and more than 100 community organizations, faith-based and government agencies, including Louisville Metro, and the Federal Reserve, work together on this initiative. Bank On Louisville also helps to connect individuals with numerous financial education opportunities. Visit for more information.