EverTrust Bank participates in 2012 California Financial Literacy Month
Today, EverTrust Bank joins with state, federal, and local government agencies and financial literacy organizations to announce the 12th Annual California Financial Literacy Month (CAFLM). This coordinated consumer education campaign encourages individuals throughout the state to take full advantage of resources designed to improve financial literacy and increase decision making power.
This year’s theme – “Helping Californians Make Informed Financial Decisions” — highlights the importance of making well-informed financial decisions to achieve financial goals.
In recognition of CAFLM 2012, EverTrust Bank and its partners are promoting free resources to help consumers manage money, credit, investments and debt and learn to avoid identity theft, protect their privacy, and steer clear of financial scams and fraud.
Regardless of your age or financial situation, there are important and useful lessons to learn about saving, investing and using credit. EverTrust Bank encourages everyone to make an effort to seek information about products you do not understand, compare the costs and fees of financial products and services and read the fine print before signing a contract.
CAFLM organizations are reaching out with social media. We are using Twitter, Facebook and Blogs to reach a larger audience with tips on saving, investing and credit, and protecting ourselves from fraud and identity theft. With social media, visitors can discover resources in an informal and interactive environment. This also provides the opportunity for consumers to connect directly with representatives of regulatory agencies and consumer protection organizations.
EverTrust Bank partners with Operation HOPE to provide free financial course programs to the youth at title one schools. To find out if your school is qualified and/or require free financial course curriculum, please feel free to contact Stella Chang, Deputy CRA Officer, at 626-626-2919.