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Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services announced today that the popular Fifth Third Bank Financial Empowerment Mobile, the eBus, will be visiting Louisville Feb. 20 through Feb. 26 and will be open to the public.

The eBus is a 40-foot retrofitted city bus equipped with onboard computer workstations and internet connectivity. It is staffed by professionals who provide free one-on-one personalized counseling, credit scores, financial coaching, budgeting, job search and other services.

The scheduled stops for the eBus are as follows:

  • Tues., Feb. 20, Charmoli Neighborhood Place, 200 Juneau Drive, 40243, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wed., Feb. 21, Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 1411 Algonquin Parkway, 40210, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thurs., Feb. 22, NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 4018 West Market Street, 40212, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Fri., Feb. 23, Facilities Management Services, 1500 Lytle Street, 40203, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Mon., Feb. 26, Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Avenue, 40211, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

“We strongly value our partnership with Fifth Third Bank and their commitment to helping all of our Louisville residents gain opportunity and access to financial services”, stated Erin Waddell who leads several financial empowerment initiatives for the Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services. “We believe all Louisvillians deserve safe and affordable financial services – the eBus is a great way to explore some of those services.”

Once onboard the eBus, visitors will be able to:

  • Request a credit report and review it with a professional
  • Receive personalized evaluation of finances
  • Gain information about fraud awareness and prevention
  • Receive internet banking and bill payment demonstrations
  • Participate in home ownership seminars and foreclosure prevention sessions
  • Conduct online job searches and learn how to create an effective resume

“We are committed to empowering our community through financial education, says Mike Ash, Kentucky Regional President, Fifth Third Bank. “The eBus allows us to serve people where they live and work, and provide the knowledge and tools to help take control of their financial futures.”

For more information about the eBus schedule and features, contact Adam Hall, Community and Economic Development Manager with Fifth Third Bank, at 502-562-5584 or adam.hall@53.com.

Gov. Matt Bevin has issued a proclamation declaring the week of Feb. 24 through March 4, 2017, as Kentucky Saves Week.

Kentucky Saves Week is a local part of America Saves Week, an annual opportunity for organizations to join together and encourage individuals and families to take financial action through saving.

The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) will host a Kentucky Saves Week celebration at the Capitol on Tuesday.  The event will educate Kentuckians about the importance of personal and household savings, which Governor Bevin describes in the proclamation as “fundamental to the stability and vitality of the Commonwealth and the nation.”

At the event, students from across the state will receive awards for participating in a piggy bank contest, sponsored by Kentucky Cooperative Extension, and a poster contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition. OJ Oleka, Chief of Staff and Assistant Treasurer in the Office of Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball, will present the keynote address.

Celebration Event at the Capitol

 

WHAT: A Celebration of Kentucky Saves Week, including a presentation of student awards in two savings-themed contests

 

WHEN: 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017
WHERE: Rotunda, Kentucky Capitol

700 Capitol Avenue

Frankfort, KY 40601

 

WHO:
  • Department of Financial Institutions
  • Keynote Address by OJ Oleka, Chief of Staff and Assistant Treasurer, Office of KY Treasurer Allison Ball
  • University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension
  • The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®
  • The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis – Louisville Branch
WHY: Saving money is important for every Kentuckian!

 

There are many ways to celebrate Kentucky Saves Week.  Join the celebration by participating in the following programs:

Kentucky Saves Campaign
Visit www.kentuckysaves.org to take a savings pledge and find helpful articles on savings strategies, newsletters, and a sign-up area for text message reminders.

Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition Information Table
The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition will host an information table on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Capitol Annex.

STABLE Kentucky
Kentucky STABLE (State Treasurer Achieving a Better Life Experience) accounts allow individuals with disabilities the opportunity to save and invest money without losing eligibility for certain public benefits programs. Earnings in STABLE Kentucky Accounts are not subject to federal income tax, so long as funds are spent on qualified disability expenses. Find out more at http://stablekentucky.com.

Financial Field Manual for Military Families
DFI offers the updated Kiplinger’s Financial Field Manual: A Personal Finance Guide for Military Families, which helps military members and their families make the most of the special financial benefits open to them. This updated version also includes information on the new 2018 retirement plan rules. Find it online at http://kfi.ky.gov/public/Pages/invest.aspx.

Conversation Starters
DFI offers conversation starters to help all Kentucky families start a discussion about their finances. Each conversation starter includes questions designed to help families kick-start an ongoing dialogue about budgeting, saving, investing and avoiding investment fraud. The series includes sets of questions for new couples, families, working adults and employers, retirees and seniors, and military families. Start the conversation by visiting http://kfi.ky.gov/public/Pages/invest.aspx.

Tips Through Social Media
Follow the Public Protection Cabinet on Facebook to receive Kentucky Saves Week tips. Search @ppckentucky or visit www.facebook.com/kypublicprotection.

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