Nearly 40 financial and consumer groups will be on hand Wednesday during a free Financial Literacy Fair, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the north steps of the state Capitol.
Consumers can get information and talk with representatives from state agencies, financial institutions and nonprofits on banking, student loans, credit counseling, college savings, debt prevention, credit scores, bankruptcy, mortgages and foreclosures, and long-term financial planning.
The annual event, part of National Financial Literacy Month, is co-sponsored by state Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento), state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), state Controller John Chiang and other state officials.
In addition, four neighborhood financial literacy events, sponsored by Dickinson and Steinberg, will be held this week and next at the following locations:
Wednesday, Arthur F. Turner Community Library, 1212 Merkley Ave., West Sacramento
Thursday, Greater Sacramento Urban League offices, 3725 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento
Tuesday, April 16, Clunie Community Center, 601 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento
Thursday, April 18, Fruitridge Community Center, 4000 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento
All four evening events will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Topics to be covered include mortgages, banking, foreclosure, consumer fraud, scholarships, taxes and estate planning.
Call The Bee's Claudia Buck, (916) 321-1968. Read her Personal Finance blog, www.sacbee.com/personalfinanceblog.