Today, many folks gathered in the capitol rotunda to kick off and promote West Virginia's first Money Smart Week. The event this afternoon had several special guests such as: State Auditor Glen Gainer III, Attorney General Darrell McGraw, State Treasurer John Perdue, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and many legislators. Events today were geared toward promoting the financial literacy and education summit to be held on October 19th.
The summit on financial literacy and education will be held on October 19, 2010, from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Charleston Civic Center. At the event, there will be a series of free classes and activities designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. There will be various presentations that will help constituents of all ages better understand the new credit laws passed by Congress, and it will educate the people on how to avoid / outsmart investment fraud. In this seminar, professionals will demonstrate how to apply for a mortgage and teach young people about the importance of credit. Additionally, the materials will also ensure that individuals are able to deal with banks and creditors and avoid mismanagement of money.
The world, as we know it, has become so complex in its operations, business strategies, and regulations that it is essential for various agencies/individuals to help educate those who will, in turn, be affected by such structured policies. As Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” To register for the event, please call 877-926-8300. There will be lunch and refreshments provided and admission is free, but registration is limited to the first 450 people who call. If you should have any further questions, please contact my office at 304-357-7808.