Why attend Money Power Day 2011?
Families who come to Money Power Day will be armed with the resources, tools, and support needed to change their financial futures. The many on-site services will allow participants to walk away with much more than a few brochures and business cards – they will have the tools to make the tough decisions needed to reach their financial goals.
2011 Workshops included:
- Starting a Small Business
- How to Grow Your Small Business
- How to Buy a Home
- Learn to Save so You Can Become an Investor
- Credit and Managing Your Finances
Financial Planning Clinic
Meet with a financial planning counselor and receive a FREE financial planning consultation on site. In order to qualify for a FREE financial planning session, you must either be a: (1) Single individual with an income of less than $25,000; or a (2) Family with an income of less than $49,000. If you are interested in receiving a FREE financial planning consultation at the event, please contact the FPA of Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center at 443-743-5610 to pre-register and learn how to prepare for the financial planning session. Documents needed at the consultation include the following: (1) Completed worksheets: spending plan, debt plan, and balance sheet; (2) Guide-What is Financial Planning and (3) Completed online financial assessment: http://financial-assessment.com/money101-fpa.html
Foreclosure Prevention Clinic
Receive FREE legal advice related to your mortgage if you’re concerned about facing foreclosure. If you are interested in receiving a FREE foreclosure legal consultation at the event, please contact the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland at 1-800-396-1274 to pre-register and learn how to prepare for the legal consult. Documents needed at the consultation include the following: (1) All paperwork related to current and former mortgages including loan application, settlement paperwork, and lender statements; (2) All foreclosure notices or threats of foreclosure, if any, received; (3) Monthly household budget; and (4) Completed Intake Form.
Tax Preparation Services
Get screened for FREE tax preparation services and even have your tax returns filed on site! In order to qualify for FREE tax preparation services, you must either be a: (1) Single individual with an income of less than $25,000; or (2) a Family with an income of less than $49,000. To schedule an appointment for April 2nd
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Children and Youth Welcome! There will be interactive educational opportunities for kids such as the Power Buck Trivia Game, financial video games, face painting, ceramic piggy banks, a photo booth, and more!
Come to the credit café and pull your free credit report and get free one-on-one financial planning advice from qualified professionals.
Receive information and resources from over 45 for-profit and non-profit service providers.
Meet with an EarnBenefits counselor or a representative of Baltimore Healthcare Access to see if you qualify for additional benefits such as energy assistance, tax credits, food stamps, WIC, health insurance, and more.
Service providers will be on-site to provide free medical screenings and help families access affordable healthcare services.
A large truck from Incred-A-Shred will be located outside of Poly-Western High School to shred your secure documents. Be sure to bring any documents that you would like to shred!