DCCA Hosts 10th Annual Financial Literacy Fair in Downtown Honolulu

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 in BREG, Main, News Releases

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

CATHERINE P. AWAKUNI COLÓN
DIRECTOR

TY Y. NOHARA
SECURITIES COMMISSIONER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 22, 2016

State Hosts 10th Annual Financial Literacy Fair in Downtown Honolulu

HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Annual Financial Literacy Fair on Friday, April 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Tamarind Park, Bishop Square in Downtown, Honolulu.

As part of Financial Literacy Month in April, the DCCA’s Office of the Securities Commissioner is hosting an exhibitor’s fair to provide free financial literacy information to the general public. The event will feature various nonprofit organizations and government agencies who will provide materials on managing wealth, home ownership preparation, dealing with credit, planning for retirement, filing taxes and avoiding being a victim of financial fraud.

“Our exhibitors have a lot of great information to share and we are proud to host this event as a way to connect the public to DCCA and our community partners, who provide these valuable services,” said Hawaii Securities Commissioner Ty Nohara.

In addition to the Office of the Securities Commissioner’s Investor Education Program, other exhibitors include:

  • AARP
  • Better Business Bureau of Hawaii
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Hawaii
  • Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs:
    • Business Action Center
    • Division of Consumer Advocacy
    • Consumer Education
    • Division of Financial Institutions
    • Insurance Division
    • LifeSmarts Hawaii Program
  • Department of the Attorney General – Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division
  • Department of Heath Executive Office on Aging
    • Sage PLUS Program (Hawaii SHIP)
    • Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
  • Hawaii HomeOwnership Center
  • Hawaii State Public Library System
  • Hawaiian Community Assets
  • Internal Revenue Service/Taxpayer Advocate Service
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  • USDA Rural Development
  • United States Postal Service

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Media Contact:

William Nhieu
Communications Officer
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Email: Wnhieu@dcca.hawaii.gov
Office: (808) 586-7582
Cell: (808) 389-2788