Treasurer’s office, advocates to promote financial security event at capitol

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The office of State Treasurer Larry Walther will host a legislative event on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the state capitol to promote financial security and savings for Arkansans.

Walther’s office will be joined by officials with the Bank On Arkansas+ program and the Arkansas Financial Education Commission.

The event will also underscore the importance of financial inclusion, particularly in Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed Arkansans, or ALICE households, and rural communities.

The event will:

● Provide legislators with newly released ALICE data and strategies that highlight the importance of helping Arkansans, particularly those who are unbanked and/or underbanked, to achieve financial well-being through education and networking.
● Raise awareness of the Office of Treasurer of State of Arkansas, the Arkansas Financial Education Commission, and Bank On Arkansas+ as resources to improve the financial health of Arkansans.
● Promote improved broadband access as a tool to improve financial inclusion in rural areas that lack access and thereby, are unable to access digital financial services that would impact their financial lives.

The event starts at 11:30 am on Wednesday in the State Capitol rotunda. Participants will include State Treasurer Larry Walther; Marsha Masters, Arkansas Financial Education Commission Member; Jim Taylor, First Security Bank and Chairman of the Arkansas Bankers Association; Glenn Howie, Arkansas State Broadband Office; and Kara Wilkins, Bank On Arkansas+.