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United Way Co-Hosts Financial Fitness Fairs April 5

This Saturday, April 5, United Way of Tarrant County will co-host a free Financial Fitness Fair at the Tarrant County College South Campus Student Center Building at 5301 S. Campus Drive in Fort Worth. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can learn more about saving, managing debt and working toward financial freedom. Fun activities for the kids will include face painting and live entertainment. A similar fitness fair will be held at the same time at Nash Davis Recreation Center in Dallas.

The events are part of the Financial Fitness DFW campaign, a collaborative education and awareness movement of the United Ways of Tarrant County and Metropolitan Dallas along with community and banking partners. Free financial education classes and seminars will be offeered throughout North Texas during April. They will cover all facets of personal finance, from establishing a budget, to first-time home buying, to estate planning. A full list of classes is available at www.ffdfw.org.

“The United Way of Tarrant County is honored to host a wide selection of financial education opportunities with a week of special events that highlight the need for more education and focus on smart money management,” said Sue Matkin, Vice President of Community Development for United Way of Tarrant County. “Our goal is to provide the community with access to information that will help them gain financial stability.”

Thirty-nine percent of North Texans are considered asset poor, or have insufficient resources to stay out of poverty for three months in case of a layoff, a reduction in income, or other emergency, according to Todd Mark, Financial Fitness DFW Co-chair and Vice President of Education at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas.

Financial Fitness DFW is made possible by generous support from platinum sponsor ViewPoint Bank, as well as many other sponsors and partners.