News Release: State Holds Financial Literacy Fair for Public

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 in News Releases

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

Business Registration Division

 

NEIL ABERCROMBIE
GOVERNOR

KEALII S. LOPEZ
DIRECTOR

TUNG CHAN

SECURITIES COMMISSIONER

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 31, 2014

 

State Holds Financial Literacy Fair for Public

Free Information for Consumers on Investing, Financial Services, and Programs

 

HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) announces a free Financial Literacy Fair on Friday, April 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Tamarind Park at Bishop Square in Downtown Honolulu.

 

As part of Financial Literacy Month in April, the DCCA Office of the Securities Commissioner is putting on the exhibitors fair to provide FREE information on financial investing, services and programs to the public. The event will feature various exhibitors who will provide materials on managing income, home ownership preparation, checking credit reports, retirement planning, investing in the market, paying taxes and avoiding being a victim of financial fraud.

 

“The exhibitors at this fair are trusted nonprofits and government agencies dedicated to help educate and protect Hawaii consumers,” Commissioner of Securities Tung Chan said. “This year, we’re excited to have a representative from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the federal regulator of commodities and futures, to join us at the fair in our efforts to raise awareness of financial fraud in Hawaii. We invite the public to take advantage of this opportunity to get information and ask questions.”

 

Exhibitors will offer free financial literacy information to the general public. 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:
    • BusinessActionCenter
    • Consumer Advocacy
    • Consumer Education
    • Insurance Division
    • Office of Consumer Protection
  • Department of the Attorney General – Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division
  • State Executive Office on Aging
    • Sage PLUS Program (Hawaii SHIP)
    • Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
  • HawaiiHomeOwnershipCenter
  • HawaiiState Public Library System
  • Hawaiian Community Assets
  • Internal Revenue Service/Taxpayer Advocate Service
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  • Social Security Administration
  • United States Postal Service
  • United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

 

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Media Contact:

Brent Suyama

DCCA Communications Officer

808-586-7582

bsuyama@dcca.hawaii.gov

cca.hawaii.gov

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