Treasurer Mandel Hosts Veterans Financial Literacy Workshop at The Ohio State University
COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel hosted the Veterans Smart Money Choices financial literacy workshop on Thursday at The Ohio State University as part of a statewide initiative to provide financial resources to Ohio’s veterans, service members and their families. This free financial literacy workshop was offered in partnership with The Ohio State University and is part of Treasurer Mandel’s effort to help improve awareness of programs and resources available to veterans and their families.
“As an Iraq War veteran, I understand the positive impact a strong support system can have when returning home,” said Treasurer Mandel.
“Unfortunately, many servicemen and women are unaware of the valuable resources and programs available to help ease their transition into civilian live. I want to be sure that our nation’s veterans are provided with these opportunities that can empower them to continue serving their country and communities outside of wearing their uniform.”
The Veterans Smart Money Choices Workshop is a free financial planning seminar for all of Ohio’s veterans, service members and their families. Key topics in the series include local benefits and financial assistance, budgeting, credit and debt management, investments, and identity theft and fraud prevention. Additional topics covered include homeownership, retirement and estate planning, and Social Security.
The event also included presentations and attendance from the Attorney General’s Office, Trinity Debt Management, Ohio Tuition Trust Authority, Social Security Administration, Apprisen, VA Medical Center, Franklin County Recorder, and the Small Business Administration.
For more information on financial literacy resources offered by the Ohio Treasurer’s office, please call 1-800-228-1102 or visit www.ohiotreasurer.gov.