Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Equifax Data Breach

What you need to know about the Equifax data breach.  Equifax recently announced that they've suffered a breach, potentially affecting 145 million U.S. consumers.  Information at risk includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some cases, driver's license numbers.  Join us to find out what you need to do now to protect yourself.  Learn about credit freezes and fraud alerts and speak directly to Equifax representatives during our Q&A session.  We'll also have volunteers available to help yu pull your credit reports, and we'll discuss how you can build or repair your credit.

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. - Identity Theft/Equifax Q&A
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Building and Repairing Your Credit
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Get your credit report with assistance from Bank On volunteers

Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., 
Virginia Beach, VA 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Master Your Money Series

Master Your Money is a series of events organized to help you enjoy the best life has to offer through wise planning and strategic money-saving moves!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR:
Declare Your Independence!
July 20, 2017

Detonate Your Debt!
August 12, 2017

Retirement Security: Providing for your Golden Years
October 4, 2017

Holiday Shopping on a Shoestring
November 14, 2017

Holiday Shopping On a Shoestring!

November 14, 2017
6:00 -8:00 pm

Enjoy the holidays without blowing your budget!  This class provides planning tools you can use to prepare for the costs of the holidays, including gift giving, food, decorations, postage and other expenses. Learn how to double or even triple your savings by layering cost reductions.   Get creative suggestions for holiday decorating and gift giving.  You will shine this holiday season when you build your holiday plan with the help of this class.  Come see how you can lower your holiday costs without sacrificing the joy!

Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

REGISTER for this free event

This event is made possible through a partnership with:


Retirement Security - Providing for Golden Years

October 4, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Whether you are years from retirement or currently navigating the benefits in retirement, this event can prepare you for those golden years.  Statistically speaking, many people underestimate how much they will need for retirement.  You may need to fund your lifestyle in retirement for 20 years or more, and Social Security only provides an estimated 40 percent of pre-retirement income for the average worker.  You need a plan!  Get great information on Social Security, estate planning and retirement funding, reverse mortgages and more.  Meet individually with CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(tm) professionals, Medicare counselors, Estate Attorneys and more!  No strings attached.  Presentations and free resources will help you live well for as long as you live!

Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Schedule:

5:00 pm - 7:45 pm - Meet one on one with planners, Medicare counselors, estate attorneys.  Bring your questions!

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm - Retirement Security: Your Financial Planning Starter - speaker Bob Ponton, CFP(r) from Financial Planning Association of Hampton Roads

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm - Splitting Heirs: Control Your Finances from Cradle to Grave - speaker Ginny Brown, PC from Financial Planning Association of Hampton Roads


REGISTER for this free event.

This event is made possible through a partnership with:

Detonate Your Debt!

August 12, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Detonate your debt!  We'll help you understand credit reports, breakdown the importance of credit scores and show you how to snowball your debt until it's a thing of the past.  This workshop will teach you steps you can take to improve your credit and remove erroneous information from your credit report.  You'll be able to obtain a copy of your annual credit report and review it together with a credit coach.  You will also have the opportunity to meet with financial planners and credit counselors, all of whom are donating their time free of charge.  Take charge and detonate your debt!

Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

REGISTER for this free event

This event is made possible through a partnership with

Declare Your Independence!

July 20,2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The most important thing you can do with your money is to give it a plan.  After all, if you don't tell your money where to go, you'll always be asking where it went.  Whether you call it a budget, a spending plan or a money map, having a plan for how you spend money will allow you to declare your independence and set you free to actually enjoy it!

This workshop will teach you how to identify where your money goes, track personal spending, find everyday ways to save and develop a personal plan that will allow you to take control of your dollars.

Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452


This event is made possible through a partnership with:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Save Yourself

Protect yourself from hits to your financial plan and build your nest egg to reach your financial goals!  Emergencies, home repairs, vehicle maintenance, cost of college and planning for retirement are all reasons why saving is vital.  Studies from Consumer Federation of America indicated average unexpected costs annually for each household at approximately $2,000.  With savings in place, you can break the cycle of credit card debt and start letting interest work in your favor.  Get easy and fun strategies for building savings no matter what your income!

Are you ready to go beyond saving and start your investment plan?  This workshop is for you!  Attend an investment presentation and meet one-on-one with a CERTIFIED  FINANCIAL PLANNER(tm) from Financial Planning Association of Hampton Roads.  Save Yourself will teach you the importance of short and long-term savings, emergency savings and, more importantly, how you CAN save.  Financial freedom is closer than you think.  Save Yourself can help you get started.

SCHEDULE:
11:00 am  - Saving for Education - Virginia 529
12:00 pm - Basics of Investing - State Corporation Commission
1:00 pm - Saving for Retirement - Financial Planning Association

Saturday, February 25, 2017
11:00 - 2:00 pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library