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Workshop Oct. 10 Designed to 'Tackle' Financial Problems

By Submitted Report
The Tube City Almanac
September 30, 2016
Posted in: Announcements

(Conflict of Interest: See editor's note at the end of this story.)

Mon Valley Initiative will invite local residents to "tackle" their financial goals at a free workshop Oct. 10.

Sponsored by Pittsburgh-based Neighborhood Allies, the event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at MVI's office, 305 E. Eighth Ave., Homestead, and will include refreshments and door prizes.

Pre-registration is requested at (412) 464-4000, ext. 4001, or by emailing gbachy@monvalleyinitiative.com.

Barry Courson of Monroeville-based Waddell & Reed will discuss “mental roadblocks” that prevent people from making smart decisions about how they spend and save money, while Bobby Smith, a financial coach and workforce development specialist at MVI, will lead a trivia game to test participants on their own spending and saving habits.

MVI is one of three Financial Opportunity Centers, or FOCs, in Allegheny County supported by Neighborhood Allies to offer employment assistance, financial education and coaching.

The event in Homestead is the first of three at the FOCs designed to mark “National Financial Goal Week.”

The others are in Pittsburgh at Oakland JobLinks, 294 Semple St., from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. Oct. 11, and Northside Common Ministries, 1601 Brighton Road, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 12.

Editor's Note: The executive director of Tube City Community Media is employed as communications manager for Mon Valley Initiative. This press release was sent simultaneously to other, competing media outlets. Opinions expressed at www.tubecityonline.com are not those of Mon Valley Initiative, its board of directors, employees, volunteers or affiliates.

Originally published September 30, 2016.

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