FDIC Money Smart program helps adults gain financial confidence

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Fluctuating gas prices, higher food costs, threats of home foreclosures, reports of lay-offs and fears of a global economic recession have many Americans unsure of how to manage their own finances.

The Northeastern Corridor Community Development Corporation (NCO CDC), a unit of the 1890 Research & Extension Program at SC State University, has partnered with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to provide a seminar on how South Carolinians can build their financial confidence by adopting sound money management practices.

Penny King, FDIC community affairs specialist, and NCO CDC staff will present the FDIC’s award-winning Money Smart adult financial literacy program on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the John W. Matthews Jr. 1890 Extension Center (810 Goff Ave., Orangeburg, S.C.). The presenters will discuss topics such as understanding banking laws and safeguarding your identity.

The two-hour seminar is free and open to the public; however, interested persons are encouraged to register by contacting NCO CDC staff, Angela Terry or Merylin Jackson, at (803) 531-8189 or (803) 531-1916.