State Hosts 9th Annual Financial Literacy Fair

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in Community News, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, News Releases, Public Information, Public Notice

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

DAVID Y. IGE, GOVERNOR
CATHERINE P. AWAKUNI COLÓN,
DIRECTOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2015

State Hosts 9th Annual Financial Literacy Fair

HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) will host the 9th Annual Financial Literacy Fair on Thursday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tamarind Park, Bishop Square in Downtown, Honolulu.  

As part of Financial Literacy Month in April, the department’s Office of the Securities Commissioner is hosting an exhibitor’s fair to provide free financial literacy information to the general public. The event will feature various nonprofit organizations and government agencies that will provide materials on managing wealth, home ownership preparation, dealing with credit, planning for retirement, filing taxes and avoiding being a victim of financial fraud.

“We encourage everyone to come out to this free event that will feature exhibitors from trusted nonprofits and government agencies,” said DCCA Director Catherine Awakuni Colón. “The agencies participating are dedicated to educating Hawaii consumers and protecting them against financial fraud.”

In addition to the Office of the Securities Commissioner’s Investor Education Program, other exhibitors include:

  • · AARP
  • Better Business Bureau of Hawaii
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Hawaii
  • Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs:
    • Business Action Center
    • Consumer Advocacy
    • Consumer Education
    • Insurance Division
    • LifeSmarts Hawaii Program
    • Office of Consumer Protection· Department of the Attorney General – Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division
  • State Executive Office on Agingo Sage PLUS Program (Hawaii SHIP)
    • Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)· Hawaii Council on Economic Education
  • Hawaii HomeOwnership Center
  • Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
  • Hawaii State Public Library System
  • Hawaiian Community Assets
  • Internal Revenue Service/Taxpayer Advocate Service
  • Jump$tart Hawaii Coalition
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  • United States Postal Service
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Media Contact:
Christine Hirasa
Communications Officer
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Phone:  (808) 586-7582
Mobile:  (808) 286-9626
Email:  Christine.Hirasa@dcca.hawaii.gov