Independence Gets Financial Literacy Workshop Through State Agency NKU

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A financial literacy workshop for City of Independence employees has been announced through a partnership between the University of Northern Kentucky Center for Economic Education at Haile College of Business and the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission (KFEC) .

“We are excited to expand our economic and financial education programs in partnership with the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission and the City of Independence.” Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani, director of the Economic Education Center at Haile College of Business, said in a press release. “We appreciate Independence City’s commitment to financial education and providing every employee with access to quality financial education. We hope this program can grow and serve more cities in our region.

All city officials can participate.

The workshop will cover what is unique to Independence employees. Classes will range from the basics of budgeting to retirement options available to city employees. Participants will learn a more practical approach when planning for their retirement and other financial needs. The workshops will begin on February 2 and will take place twice a week.

“KFEC is dedicated to serving Commonwealth employees,” said Matt Frey, KFEC Executive Director and NKU alumnus, in the announcement. “We are excited for independence to be the first and look forward to serving the rest of the state as well.”

“We are thrilled to give our employees the opportunity to participate in the Financial Literacy Workshop,” said Independence Mayor Chris Reinersman. “While we certainly have a spectacular team here, not everyone has benefited from a strong financial background. We are also grateful to Independence’s own Cain family. Not only did they help make this program possible through NKU, but they went the extra mile to ensure success in their hometown.

-Staff report

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