Virginia Beach Offers Free Financial Empowerment Resources To Celebrate Financial Literacy Month

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April is nationally recognized as Financial Literacy Month and the City of Virginia Beach invites you to take advantage of the opportunities available through the Library and Human Services Departments to increase your financial knowledge. Financial literacy plays an important role in promoting the financial health and stability of our community.

With a new Bank on Virginia Beach class starting soon, April is a great time to join the Mayor’s Action Challenge for 500 Families Financially Fit for the Future.  This challenge includes actions you can take to increase your income, savings and credit score, and reduce debt while improving your financial knowledge.  Each participant is connected with a class and a coach to assist one-on-one in building a financial plan customized for your needs.

Enroll now to be included in the class starting May 2:

  • Location: Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
  • Dates: First Wednesday of each month, starting May 2
  • Time:  5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • For more information or to enroll by phone, call Lori Irwin at (757) 385-3551.

Books, e-books, audiobooks, DVDs and online resources on a variety of personal finance topics are available at Virginia Beach Public Library to help you manage your finances. All you need to access the resources is a Virginia Beach Public Library card, which is free to Beach residents.

For more resources, visit the Department of Human Services’ Financial Empowerment website or visit the library online at

To learn more about the Mayors’ Challenge visit

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