HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Education and outreach staff from the Department of Banking and Securities will be meeting with consumers across Pennsylvania during the month of December as part of Governor Tom Wolf's Consumer Financial Protection Initiative.
The "Save and Invest PA!" program -- which introduces high school and college students to the concepts and practices of saving, investing and protecting themselves from financial scams -- will be offered at:
- Greenwood High School on December 8;
- Cocalico High School on December 10;
- Future Business Leaders of America Region 27 Conference at Keystone College on December 17;
- Reading High School on December 21; and
- Pennsbury High School on December 22.
The "Avoiding Scams and ID Theft" program -- which helps consumers protect themselves from financial scams as well as inform victims of scams how to get help -- will be offered on December 4 at the Juniata Park Senior Center in Philadelphia.
The "Understanding Reverse Mortgages" program -- which discusses basics of reverse mortgages, their pros and cons, the need for counseling and family consultations, and the rights and obligations of a homeowner who has a reverse mortgage – will be offered on December 17 at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
"Not enough people in this country have secured their financial futures," says Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann. "These programs – offered for free throughout the commonwealth, help Pennsylvanians of all ages learn how to prepare themselves for a lifetime of financial self-sufficiency."
The department's education programs address three goals of Governor Tom Wolf's new Consumer Financial Protection Initiative, announced last month.
The Department of Banking and Securities offers a number of education programs designed to help consumers of all ages learn how to protect and grow their money. Information about these programs can be found online at: www.dobs.pa.gov/Consumers/Investor%20Ed/Pages/Programs-Offered.aspx.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ed Novak, 717-783-4721
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities