Bank participates in national initiative to help military families succeed financially
DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 12, 2015 – As part of its commitment to supporting service members, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) will offer free online financial education workshops during Military Saves Week (Feb. 23-28) for military members, veterans and their families. Wells Fargo is a proud participant in Military Saves Week, a national campaign that encourages military families to save money and reduce debt.
The free webinars, provided by Wells Fargo’s Military Mortgage Express® program, will take place Feb. 24-26. The instructor-led sessions will cover home financing, managing credit, or budgeting and saving, and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions
Advance registration at www.wellsfargo.com/rsvp is required. Webinars are capped at 250 participants. The webinar schedule and access codes are:
◾First-Time Homebuyer: Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. CST. Access code: Mil1stHome
Buying a home may be one of the largest financial decisions for Americans. During this session, participants will learn about the homebuying process, identifying the costs associated with buying a home and types of financing available, including the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program.
◾Get Smart About Credit: Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. CST. Access code: MilCredit
How to manage credit responsibly is an important skill to learn. In this session, participants will learn how to manage credit cards and the factors that go into an individual’s credit score.
◾Budgeting and Saving: Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. CST. Access code: MilBudget
Participants will learn how to make the most of their money by saving more, creating a spending plan and being a smart shopper.
Ongoing Financial Education
Military members, veterans and their families can access free financial education any time through Wells Fargo’s Hands on Banking® for Military program (www.handsonbanking.org). The program offers self-directed online lessons designed for military ranging from the basics of banking to planning for retirement.
Wells Fargo and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling have joined forces to provide one-on-one financial reviews and deliver Hands on Banking for Military workshops through the NFCC Member
Agency network. Community groups and nonprofit organizations can request a Hands on Banking for Military presentation by contacting their local Wells Fargo banking location or NFCC at SharpenToday.org or (855) 3-SHARPEN
Military Saves Week
Wells Fargo participates in Military Saves Week along with several other financial institutions and military organizations. The annual program is coordinated by the Consumer Federation of America and recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense. Learn more at www.militarysaves.org.
Military members are invited to visit their local Wells Fargo store and talk with a banker about tools and programs for their unique needs. More information on Wells Fargo’s Worldwide Military Banking services is available at www.wellsfargo.com/military.
David J. Kennedy, APR
Alaska Regional Communications Officer
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.