Charleston’s Largest “Money Fair” Offers an Entire Day of Personal Finance Classes to Lowcountry Residents Ready to Improve Their Financial Capability, Sponsored by NFEC

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Charleston’s largest “Money Fair” offers an entire day of free personal finance classes to Lowcountry residents ready to improve their financial capability is being sponsored by the NFEC

Money management affects everything – lifestyle, healthcare, education, even employability. To help Lowcountry residents better manage their money and take steps toward financial freedom, on April 14, 2012 from 10AM - 4PM at the Mt. Moriah Family Life Center, Increasing H.O.P.E Financial Training Center will host Money Fair ‘12, which offers an entire day of free financial management classes. The National Financial Educators Council is the media sponsor and will assist Increasing H.O.P.E further its secondary goal to raise awareness about the financial literacy movement.

The financial training offered at Money Fair ‘12 will cover a broad range of money management topics, from credit improvement and homeownership to retirement planning and entrepreneurship. However, Dorothea Bernique, Executive Director of Increasing H.O.P.E. Financial Training Center, has placed a priority on financial freedom this year.

“The National Financial Educators Council commends the efforts of Increasing H.O.P.E. Their commitment to sharing a practical financial literacy education can provide benefits to the individual, community and Country as a whole,” states Cecil Abad of the NFEC.

“We’re focusing on the basics at Money Fair ’12,” says Bernique. “We want to equip the community to have the fundamental skills necessary to change their attitudes and behaviors about money and begin to put some strategies in place to change their financial future overall.”
Increasing H.O.P.E. is partnering with local businesses as both sponsors and vendors for Money Fair `12. Insurance companies, banks, realtors, tax specialists, stress management professionals, doctor’s offices, and more will all be present to provide information and services to attendees.

“This is a community wide effort - we are all coming together to help the residents of the lowcountry take control of their finances and begin to create a life and a legacy for their families,” says Bernique.

The event will be held at the Mt. Moriah Family Life Center at 7396 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406. Doors will open at 10AM. There will be a KidsZone with fun finance training for children, so families are welcome. The event is free to the community and is sponsored in part by the Financial Educators Counsel. For more information about Money Fair ‘12, contact the Increasing H.O.P.E. Financial Training Center at
(843) 225-4343 or email at info(at)increasinghope(dot)com.

The Increasing H.O.P.E. Financial Training Center is located in Charleston South Carolina and offers monthly money management courses and comprehensive financial training programs, along with boot camps, packaged products and counseling services. The center's mission is to help individuals and families mange their income, reduce debt, build financial wealth and achieve financial freedom.

The National Financial Educators Council supports the efforts of individuals and organizations that are empowering citizens in their community with financial literacy training. The NFEC provides comprehensive financial literacy education resources and awareness campaigns to increase the visibility of the overall financial literacy movement and the organizations that represent the best practices in financial education.

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