Urban League hosts Financial Literacy Education Symposium

AMONG LISTENERS—Esther Bush and Howard Slaughter are among the many others listening to the speakers on finances. (Photos by J.L. Martello)
AMONG LISTENERS—Esther Bush and Howard Slaughter are among the many others listening to the speakers on finances. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

The keynote speaker for the event was, Maura Attardi. Attardi is the Director of Education and Community Relations at Money Management International, currently the largest nonprofit full-service credit counseling agency in the nation. Attardi specializes in educating professional athletes including the Pittsburgh Steelers, NCAA, and WWE.

Attardi has provided financial education to nearly 16,000 over the past five years. She is certified by the Credit Data Industry Association in the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Before joining MMI, she had a successful career serving both in the classroom and in leadership roles at a variety of nonprofit organizations throughout the state of New Jersey. It is her vast experience in both fields of education and finance that has positioned her as a notable presenter and educator within financial education literacy.

TAKING NOTES—Deroris Whitt of Homewood taking notes on some financial advise from one of the speakers.
TAKING NOTES—Deroris Whitt of Homewood taking notes on some financial advise from one of the speakers.

Attardi enjoys traveling the world sharing her expert opinion, in hopes to create a financial ease in relationships and families everywhere.

“Longterm financial success is not determined by the amount of income earned, but how that income is spent,” Attardi said.

Some of the topics and sessions discussed during the event was, “Emotional Spending,” “Financial Stress Busters,” “Get Started on Your Path to Financial Stability,” “Budgeting and Cost Cutting,” and more.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY—Anthony Reynolds of the West End comes out to teach his kids about financial responsibility.
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY—Anthony Reynolds of the West End comes out to teach his kids about financial responsibility.

A free lunch was provided to all attendees from Miss Jean’s Southern Cuisine. Prize drawings that included prizes such as; iPads, Kennywood Amusement Park tickets, movie tickets, and gift certificates. While guests were also entertained by a musical performance under the direction of, Trini Massie.

The event was free and open to the public to attend.

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