The Money Matters Fair, hosted by MakingChange, a local nonprofit which develops and delivers financial education programs, attracted over 250 attendees to Long Reach High School. BGE was the presenting sponsor for the family event.
Information on college funding options, achieving a financial goal and caring for aging parents was featured. Pro bono financial planners were available for consultation. Over 30 exhibitors provided information about local financial resources. Activities for children ages 12-18 and their parents included the popular Y-Fi (Youth Finance) interactive financial simulation designed to show how career, education and spending choices impact success.
MakingChange provides group seminars, personal coaching and community education to teach people to manage their money and change their lives. Its programs are offered in schools, human service agencies and businesses. For more information, visit www.makingchange.hocomojo.org.