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Financial Fitness Day Coming

Free event for all ages

Those interested in learning how to create a healthy financial future for themselves and their families should plan to attend the upcoming Financial Fitness Day on Oct. 6 at the Pioneer Center, 501 NE Washington in White Salmon.

This free public event will feature a wide variety of topics. There will be something of interest for people of all ages and stages of life.

Workshop tracks will include Youth, Business Basics, Keeping More on Less, Senior Living and Money Matters.

Individual workshop topics will include:

College savings and financial planning

Credit report and debt repair

First-time home buyers

Money habits and budgeting

Predatory lending

Earned Income Tax Credit

Washington Gorge Action Programs

Family finances

Money Smart for Small Business

Business startup

Entrepreneurism

ID theft and fraud

Important life documents and estate planning

Coupon clipping

Social security

Medicare/Medicaid

Money Management International will be available on site to provide one-on-one confidential credit counseling. There will also be a Resource Fair where service agencies will promote their services and offerings to the public.

Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 9 a.m.

A free lunch will be provided for those who pre-register by Oct. 1.

Pre-register by calling the WSU-Klickitat County Extension office at 773-5817 or email klickitat@wsu.edu. Registrations will be taken at the door but a lunch is not guaranteed for those who register on site.

There is no registration fee for this event and door prizes will be given.

WSU-Klickitat County 4-H will lead fun age-appropriate educational activities for youth ages 6 years and older. The focus will be on the life skills of goal setting, planning, record keeping and financial management.

In addition to hands-on activities, participating youth will engage with portions of national 4-H financial education curricula. Please pre-register youth so adequate materials will be available.

This program is sponsored by the Paul Allen Family Foundation, WSU Extension, Washington State Department of Commerce, Community Enrichment for Klickitat County, Klickitat County Economic Development, Skamania County Economic Development Council, the Klickitat/Skamania Asset Building Coalition and Klickitat County.

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