3/11/2016

Volunteering with Bank On

Bank On Hampton Roads depends on community volunteers to make this program available to the public at no cost. Financial Professionals from 
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Accounting
  • Financial Planning
  • Accredited Financial Counselors
  • Housing and Credit Counselors 
are encouraged to invest in the community through volunteering.  The commitment is to meet once per month for each individual coached and classes are led once per month.  

For volunteers who do not work in the financial industry, we offer training opportunities such as the Christian Financial Coach training and Master Financial Educator Volunteer training. All volunteers must undergo a background check before working directly with Bank On participants.  New training begins April 26, 2016.




3/04/2016

March Money Madness Event


Norfolk’s first Financial Planning Day – March Money Madness – was a hit!  The half day event took place at the Lambert’s Point Community Center on March 12th and was open to residents citywide.  Residents met with certified financial planners to discuss their financial goals, learned about housing opportunities, how to improve their credit and how to save more money for themselves.  Banks, credit unions and non-profit organizations were on hand. 

The Vice Mayor, Angelia Williams Graves, also kicked off her Financial Fitness Challenge at the event.  Vice Mayor Graves challenged residents to grow their financial security by:  1. Managing monthly cash flow, 2. Improving savings and 3. Building credit.

To accept this challenge, residents can sign up for a Bank On class.  Bank On is a free 10-month class that combines education, coaching and incentives to create lasting change for financial well-being.  In order to ensure that residents have access to trusted financial information to achieve their goals and complete the challenge, classes are open to the public and are completely FREE. 

To recognize the achievements of those that complete the challenge, the City is offering a certificate of completion to be awarded during a special graduation ceremony at the end of each course.  Individuals who complete the challenge, save $150 of their own money into an emergency account and meet all criteria, are eligible for a $150 dollar match through the program.

Classes start every January, April and September.  Enroll now for April classes at www.bankonhr.org.
   

Get On Board Your Journey to Financial Freedom!

Brand new classes are forming for Bank On Hampton Roads.  This is your opportunity to get a free financial makeover and get your finances back on track so that you can arrive at your financial freedom destination!  Check out our calendar of classes and enroll today!


2/18/2016

Mayor Paul Fraim Issues Proclamation

Virginia Saves is a local campaign of America Saves challenging citizens to make a pledge to save for 2016.  America Saves offers tools, applications and emails to help you go further as you begin to save.  Check out this proclamation and look at our Virginia Saves tab to begin your savings pledge.  Did you pledge in a prior year?  Repledge to keep your information current and to continue enjoying America Saves materials.