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Business Report: State Holds Financial Literacy Fair for Public

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(Hawaii News Now) - The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) announces a free Financial Literacy Fair on Friday, April 4 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Tamarind Park at Bishop Square in Downtown Honolulu.  

As part of Financial Literacy Month in April, the DCCA Office of the Securities Commissioner is putting on an exhibitors fair to provide FREE information on financial investing, services and programs to the public.   

The annual Financial Literacy Fair will feature various exhibitors who will provide materials on managing income, home ownership preparation, checking credit reports, retirement planning, investing in the market, paying taxes and avoiding being a victim of financial fraud.

This year, there will be a representative from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the federal regulator of commodities and futures, at the fair to help raise awareness of financial fraud in Hawaii.

 Exhibitors will offer free financial literacy information to the general public. In addition to the Office of the Securities Commissioner's Investor Education Program, other exhibitors include:

  • AARP
  • Better Business Bureau of Hawaii
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Hawaii
  • Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs:
    • Business Action Center
    • Consumer Advocacy
    • Consumer Education
    • Insurance Division
    • Office of Consumer Protection
  • Department of the Attorney General – Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division
  • State Executive Office on Aging
    • Sage PLUS Program (Hawaii SHIP)
    • Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
  • Hawaii HomeOwnership Center
  • Hawaii State Public Library System
  • Hawaiian Community Assets
  • Internal Revenue Service/Taxpayer Advocate Service
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  • Social Security Administration
  • United States Postal Service
  • United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

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