RELEASE: State Hosts 12th Annual Financial Literacy Fair in Downtown Honolulu

Posted on Apr 3, 2018 in News Releases

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS
DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

CATHERINE P. AWAKUNI COLÓN
DIRECTOR

TY Y. NOHARA
SECURITIES COMMISSIONER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2018

State Hosts 12th Annual Financial Literacy Fair in Downtown Honolulu

HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner will host the 12th Annual Financial Literacy Fair on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tamarind Park, Bishop Square in Downtown, Honolulu.

As part of Financial Literacy Month in April, the Office of the Securities Commissioner is hosting an informational fair to provide free financial literacy information to the general public. The event will feature various government agencies and nonprofit organizations who will provide materials on saving and investing, insurance, home ownership preparation, dealing with credit, planning for retirement, tips on preventing financial fraud and more.

“Financial literacy is important to everyone,” said Securities Commissioner Ty Nohara.  “As financial crimes increase, people need to educate themselves to make smart financial decisions, to avoid financial frauds, and to know where they can turn to for help.  Our annual event provides an opportunity for the public to get information from government and nonprofit organizations who specialize in these areas.”

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

  • AARP Hawaii
  • Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific
  • Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
    • Business Action Center
    • Consumer Advocacy
    • Consumer Education Program
    • Division of Financial Institutions
    • Insurance Division
    • Real Estate Branch
  • Department of the Attorney General – Crime Prevention & Justice Assistance Division
  • Department of Health, Senior Medicare Patrol
  • Hawaii Council on Economic Education
  • Hawaii Credit Union League
  • Hawaii HomeOwnership Center
  • Hawaii State Public Library System
  • Honolulu Police Department – District 1
  • Internal Revenue Service/Taxpayer Advocate Service
  • United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) District of Hawaii
  • 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