Springboard to Host Second Annual Financial Wellness Conference for Women

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Dynamic Speakers to Talk Money Goals, Credit Reports, Preparation for Homeownership, and Funding Retirement

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Being financially literate means understanding how to manage money, use credit effectively, build wealth, and make sound financial decisions. Financial literacy does not involve your income amount.

Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc. (“Springboard) is pleased to announce its second annual PEARLS Money Conference for Women taking place Saturday, October 18 at California Baptist University. PEARLS is an acronym Springboard created for its financial literacy series designed to address the financial needs women can face at various stages of their lives. The acronym stands for Preserving, Earning and Acquiring Real Life Skills. The PEARLS Money Conference is free to attend and will feature presentations on several financial topics, including establishing realistic money goals, understanding credit reports, preparing for home ownership and funding retirement.

“We look forward to providing valuable financial information and resources that women need in order to make educated financial decisions at every stage of their lives,” said Melinda Opperman, Springboard’s senior vice president and campaign coordinator of Inland Empire Saves, a regional initiative launched by Springboard to encourage consumers to set financial goals and save automatically. “We know that women have unique financial needs. They tend to live longer than men, so they will need to know how to manage their money a lot longer,” said Opperman.

The conference will open with a financial wellness presentation given by Debi McCoy, an educator and speaker with more than 20 years of experience as a corporate trainer, college teacher and financial educator/counselor. McCoy is also a mother and the wife of a United States Air Force Commander stationed at March Air Reserve Base.

“Being financially literate means understanding how to manage money, use credit effectively, build wealth, and make sound financial decisions. Financial literacy does not involve your income amount. It involves knowing the appropriate next steps once you have earned it,” said Opperman.

The conference is free to attend, however pre-registration is required. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with presentations starting at 9:00 a.m. Registrations may be completed online at Eventbrite.

About Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc.
SPRINGBOARD® Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974. Springboard is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency and a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a national organization of nonprofit credit counseling agencies, and a member of the Association of Independent Credit Counseling Agencies. The agency offers personal financial education and assistance with credit counseling, housing counseling, debt and money management through educational programs and confidential counseling. Springboard is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, signifying the highest standards for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification and service delivery policies. The agency provides pre-bankruptcy counseling and debtor education as mandated by the bankruptcy reform law. The agency offers nationwide phone counseling services and has locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Florida and Maryland for in-person counseling sessions. Not all types of counseling are available in-person at all locations, please call for details. For more information on Springboard, call 800-449-9818 or visit their web site at http://www.Springboard.org.

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