“Money Matters” in Miami Gardens

New program gets community financial fit for April

In honor of April marking “National Financial Literacy Month,” the city of Miami Gardens gets set to make the community financial fit with “Money Matters Miami Gardens,” a new workshop series offering free, helpful seminars in diverse personal financing issues, including family budgeting, retirement planning, auto insurance, Medicare and home ownership, among others. All session will be led by top business experts from across South Florida.

These free workshops will be held every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. all month long at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex. This first session starts this Saturday, April 2, with “It’s All About the Money,” hosted by the Henderson Financial Group.

On Tuesday, April 5th, you can also get help at the “Getting your Financial House in Order” session, hosted by Joseph Webb of Profit Planners Management Group. Other useful sessions include “I Got Bank! Financing for the Entire Family,” set for Saturday, April 9, with practical planning advice for all ages, include Teri Williams, representative from One United Bank, and 9-year-old entrepreneur Zoe Terry of Zoe’s Dolls, a non-profit organization delivering dolls of color to little brown girls to remind them that their image is beautiful.

“Becoming financially empowered is one of the most liberating experiences of someone’s life,” said Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert. “Our residents should experience that same feeling. My goal with this month-long series is to equip residents of all ages with the confidence and knowledge to make better financial decisions when it comes to investing, planning for retirement or college, shopping for insurance, and rebuilding credit to purchase a home.”


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