The Portage County Financial Wellness Fair is a free opportunity for residents to improve their knowledge and skills in managing their financial resources – and have fun doing it! The half-day event will center on free half-hour classes on pertinent financial topics, like budgeting, retirement, long-term care insurance, paying for college, credit management, and much more.
Attendees will receive one entry each for a raffle of donated items just for attending, and one additional entry for each class they attend over the course of the morning. The event will also feature a community expo area for local financial service providers to share more information about their products. It’s a low-stress way of learning more about important financial topics.
Target Event Audience
This event is meant for all area residents with an interest in improving their financial positions – regardless of income, age, or other outside factors.
Potential and Previous Class Topics Include:
Budgeting – The ABCs of Money Management
Credit – Credit Scores and What They Mean
College – Planning and Paying for College
Crisis Management – Preparing For and Surviving Financial Emergencies
Estate Planning – Documents Everyone Needs
Financial Planning – 5 Myths About Financial Planning (and How To Plan Around Them)
Health Care – Medicare Basics and The Affordable Care Act
Housing – First-Time Homebuyer Dos and Don’ts
Insurance – What Insurances Do I Really Need? (Auto/Home/Life, LTC, etc.)
Insurance – Individual Health Insurance Options “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”
Investing – Investment Basics
Jobs – Job Hunt Resources, Tips and Tricks
Kids – Teaching Kids Good Financial Habits
Records – Financial Record Keeping Basics
Seniors – Long-Term Care Insurance and Senior Planning
Stocks – Nuts and Bolts
Taxes (Property) – Introduction and Tax Reduction Programs
Women’s Finance – Empowering Women Economically
Young Adults – Financial Tips for Young Professionals and Early Career