ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Alaska Finance Alliance, an initiative designed to support Service members, Veterans and their Families, is partnering with key organizations to prepare for a free, half-day fair with interactive money-saving workshops, information booths, financial seminars and a document shredding service. Among a few of these key partners are United Way of Anchorage, the Better Business Bureau in Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington, Army OneSource and Shred Alaska. The FINANCIAL FITNESS FAIR AND BBB SECURE YOUR ID/SHRED DAY is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 from 10am – 2pm at the Salvation Army Community Center. The event is free and open to the public.
More than 75,000 Veterans and 24,000 Service members call Alaska home, and the state’s high cost of living, in conjunction with the unique aspects of military life, may cause increased financial challenges. “Experiencing a financial challenge can be overwhelming for anyone, and our Military Families deal with the added stress of frequent moves, identity theft and money management during multiple deployments. We are delighted to be part of this event and share in spreading the word about financial education,” said Colette Moring, Community Support Coordinator of Army OneSource.
During the fair, attendees can take advantage of hourly financial workshops and seminars on housing, frauds and scams, smarter shopping, landlord-tenant relations, estate and retirement planning, saving and investing. Information booths will offer free credit reports, tips on how to protect your identity, and tax preparation assistance.
“Free community events like this—which offer document shredding, credit report assistance and financial workshops—help raise awareness about issues like debt management and fraud that affect millions of Americans every year,” said Michelle Tabler, Alaska Regional Manager of the Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon & Western Washington.
The FINANCIAL FITNESS FAIR AND BBB SECURE YOUR ID/SHRED DAY is made possible through the financial support of Wells Fargo, First National Bank, Neighborworks, Money Management International, Better Business Bureau, United Way, Shred Alaska, and in partnership with the Alaska Finance Alliance and Army OneSource.
For more information about this event, call 211.