Free 1-Night Financial Class
“Let’s. Talk. Money: A tool for Empowerment.”
Financial empowerment can change the world and be accessible, and it’s why Four Rivers Cultural Center and Umpqua Bank are proud to partner for “Lets. Talk. Money: A tool for Empowerment” — A FREE financial education class suitable for all incomes. Class is from 6 to 8 p.m. on January 30, and will be available in English and Spanish. This class will provide you with accessible tools to better understand your finances and how you can influence your financial future regardless of low income. These tools are taken home and applied immediately.
– First-time homebuying & homeownership
– How to create & keep a budget
– Planning for retirement
Plus, raffle prizes & a chance to win $250 to start your financial journey!
KNOW THE NUMBERS
Together, Umpqua Bank and the Cultural Center, are tackling Malheur County’s poverty issue with financial education for the community. For the past decade, Malheur County has had some of the highest rates of poverty and unemployment in the entire state of Oregon. Nearly, 150,000 Oregon residents earn minimum wage, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. What’s more, is that 61 percent of Americans do not have enough money in savings to cover a $1,000 emergency, while 34 percent of the same Americans have no savings at all. Financial education is crucial in rebuilding the lives of families and communities.