April is here again, and we’re thinking in color… green to be exact!
Yes, a little known fact is that April is National Financial Literacy Month, an area to which definitely need to pay more attention. Though countless reports speak of our burgeoning spending power [1.3 trillion at last count], truth is we still have one of the highest poverty rates [25.3 percent compared to 25.8 for ] and 1 in 4 living below poverty line. [A topic we discussed at length during our Latinos & The Economy Twitter party.]
Although it is always a bad idea to define Latinos as one monolithic group, there are ways in which our culture plays a role in how we handle finances, specifically in the sense of our belief systems, values and practices.
Tonight, we will explore these and bring you some much-needed solutions. Joining us, financial experts Vielka Burey-Jacas [our resident Money Monday expert] and Julie Diaz-Asper from Gigcoin, will be sharing tips and tricks of the trade for taking control of our financial future.
- What are some of the steps one needs to take to get one’s finances in order?
- How can one protect oneself from a financial disaster?
- What are the best financial management tips for freelancers and bloggers?
- And looking ahead, what are the big financial trends we can start taking advantage of to ensure a healthy financial future?
Join us and by all means, bring your own questions – See you then!