Want to get your finances in shape?
Come to a free Financial Fitness Day Saturday, April 2, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Avenue S. Bus routes #7 and #39 go there.
At Financial Fitness Day, you will be able to:
- Have your tax return prepared
- Print a free credit report
- Open a bank account — even if you’ve never had one before
- Create a household budget and develop a plan to reduce your debt
- Apply for public benefits (food, utilities, child care, health insurance)
- Shred financial documents to protect your identity
At this event, people will be able to get one-on-one assistance in handling their financial issues—apply for public benefits, get help with financial planning, deal with debt/credit problems, foreclosure, home ownership/refinancing, prepare their taxes (individuals, self-employed/small businesses), print and review their credit report, shred financial documents, learn about social security/Medicare, create a budget, open a bank account, get help in starting/growing a small business, etc., as well as attend workshops on a variety of financial education topics.
This is a free event sponsored by the City of Seattle (Parks and Recreation, Human Services Department, Office of Housing, etc.), the Seattle-King County Asset Building Collaborative, United Way, The Seattle Foundation/Building Resilience Initiative, etc. with many participating organizaitons. Mayor McGinn is planning to attend this event.
For more information go to www.skcabc.org/fitness fair.
Check out the flyers that can be downloaded off the website! Under Flyers, you can click on any of the languages that the flyer is translated into:
Contact Jennifer McAdam, firstname.lastname@example.org for flyers in English. Flyers are being distributed to Parks Community Centers/Pools, Neighborhood Service Centers and Seattle Public Libraries.
This event is open to anyone throughout the Seattle and King County area.
Childcare and language interpretation will be available at the event. People needing language interpretation (including American Sign Language), or childcare are strong encouraged to register in advance so we can serve them better.