Treasurer Mandel Holds Veterans Financial Literacy Workshop in Stark County
CANTON – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office held a Veterans Smart Money Choices financial literacy workshop on Thursday at the United Way of Greater Stark County. This free financial literacy workshop was offered in partnership with United Way of Greater Stark County and the Stark County Veteran Service Commission and is part of Treasurer Mandel’s effort to help improve awareness of programs and resources available to veterans and their families.
“As an Iraq War veteran, I know that we need to do all we can to ensure a smooth transition into civilian life for our servicemen and women,” said Treasurer Mandel. “Having the right financial tools to make smart money choices is an integral part of that equation. I am proud to be able to make these resources and programs available to our veterans to help empower them to continue serving their country and communities here at home.”
The Veterans Smart Money Choices Workshop is a free financial planning seminar for all of Ohio’s veterans, service members and their families. Key topics in the series include local benefits and financial assistance, budgeting, credit and debt management, investments, and identity theft and fraud prevention. Additional topics covered include homeownership, retirement and estate planning, and Social Security.
The event also included presentations and attendance from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Trinity Debt Management and various local organizations.
For more information on financial literacy resources offered by the Ohio Treasurer’s office, please call 1-800-228-1102 or visit www.ohiotreasurer.gov.