Hello NCA Members,
Here is an update from FEMA regarding a Financial Readiness Webinar. Please feel free to share this with your network.
FEMA works with partners to promote individual and community resilience. This September, FEMA will highlight financial readiness during National Preparedness Month.
In collaboration with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), FEMA will host a National Preparedness Month webinar on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. ET. You will hear experts from the FDIC and CFPB give real-world examples of how to be more financially prepared for emergencies or disasters and share tools that can help individuals and communities increase economic resilience.
FDIC will focus on the financial preparation and disaster recovery information in their Money Smart for Adults curriculum, where you can find practical knowledge, skills-building opportunities, and resources. CFPB will feature its Start Small, Save Up initiative, which offers tips on building savings, including guides on starting an emergency savings account, saving at tax time, and opening a bank account. A booklet that users can fill out to plan their savings goals is also available.
In addition, check out these free resources that can help you financially prepare for the future:
You can register here to participate in this webinar. Throughout National Preparedness Month, use the hashtag #BeReady to join discussions around financial resilience.
To learn more about financial preparedness, please visit www.ready.gov/financial-preparedness.