Format: Webinar, original date September 22, 2021
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: 1 hour
Whether you’re talking to patrons about Covid-19, searching for a job, going to college, or deciding where to live, money is often a key concern. Guiding patrons through a complicated financial landscape, can be challenging and confusing, and can be unfair when the playing field is not level. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is focused on using all of their tools, including enforcement, rule-writing, and research to address systemic racism and economic inequality in the consumer financial system. One of the ways to address wealth inequality in the U.S. is through empowering people who are developing their financial knowledge. With the right tools and resources, you can start conversations on this essential topic which touches all our lives.
The CFPB provides a comprehensive tool, Your Money, Your Goals (YMYG). YMYG is a set of free financial empowerment materials for organizations that help people meet their financial goals by increasing their knowledge, skills, and resources. Join this session to explore resources you can use with patrons working on their financial goals and hear from the Norfolk Public Library about how they are using YMYG resources to close the financial literacy gap in their community. And also learn about ALA’s Financial Literacy Interest Group—a place to find support and share best practices for financial literacy in all libraries and communities.
Presented by: Cassie Russell, Alex Gabriel and Emily Mross