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Mayor Broome announces availability of financial literacy tools to EBR residents

1 year 7 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, April 07 2020 Apr 7, 2020 April 07, 2020 10:58 AM April 07, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - On Tuesday morning, EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome addressed the media with an announcement regarding a series of online workshops designed to help residents with financial planning and applying for assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic will be available beginning April 14. 

The series will touch on how families who receive stimulus checks, which will be distributed to qualified recipients beginning mid-April, can use the funds in the most effective way possible.

The schedule for the online series is listed below.

Online Financial Planning Workshops

-April 14-Demystifying COVID-19 Stimulus Checks

-April 16-Creating and Managing a COVID-19 Budget

-April 21-Securing Relief Services during COVID-19

-April 23-Breaking Down the Unemployment Process

-April 28-Creating a Game Plan for an Emergency Reserve

-April 30-Assessing Spending Habits During COVID-19 and Beyond

This new online series is available by way of the mayor's partnership with numerous local organizations such as Capital Area United Way, Hope Ministries, Junior League of Baton Rouge, Louisiana Jump Start, and the EmployBR Program.

Please click on the Facebook video below to view Mayor Broome's Tuesday morning address in its entirety.

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