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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Financial Literacy Fair coming Saturday – with a free snow cone

Everyone can use some free financial advice – and a free snow cone.

The first City of Fort Worth Financial Literacy Fair will be held Saturday (June 16) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Westside YMCA, 8201 Calmont Ave.

The event is a joint effort between the City of Fort Worth and Texas Capital Bank, and will feature free financial tips and resources. Texas Capital Bank will be onsite with their Mobile Financial Literacy Center to give neighbors in the Las Vegas Trail area access to free curriculum using an online platform so they can continue learning at home.

Topics will include:

*Savings, banking and checking accounts.

*How to pay for college.

*Credit scores and reports.

“The Financial Literacy Fair on Saturday will be the first of many,” said Joanna Hudspeth, Fort Worth Neighborhood Services Liaison. “Texas Capital Bank sees a need for financial literacy education in the Las Vegas Trail area, and this will be their first kickoff event. They want to provide continuous financial literacy education to the residents.”

There will also be several other vendors in attendance Saturday, including:

*Tarrant County Council on Family Violence.

*Tarrant County Public Health.

*Community Action Partners.

*Fort Worth Police Department will conduct child ID kits.

*Waste Management and Code Compliance will have trucks on site for the kids to explore.

*Kona Ice is donating 100 servings of snow cones.

“They look for areas that are in need of and lack financial education,” Hudspeth said. “They want to show residents how to better handle their money. A lot of people are living day-to-day and paycheck-to-paycheck. This can really help those people.”

For more information, contact Hudspeth at 817-392-5958 or joanna.hudspeth@fortworthtexas.gov.

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