To celebrate Financial Literacy Month, Invest Atlanta hosted a financial literacy event and panel on April 11 to highlight the importance of financial literacy in millennials and young adults. The sold-out event provided tips, tools, and tricks for making wise financial decisions both now and in the future.
“Many people do not understand the importance of savings, credit, and the possibility of homeownership at a young age,” said Heide Billings, Homeownership Mortgage Loan Coordinator at Invest Atlanta. “We want to help guide and bridge the gap between young people and financial literacy.”
The event began with networking followed by a panel of financial experts. Panelists included Robbie Pemberton and Kimberly Guiders of Regions Bank, Mitch Brown of Resources for Residents & Communities, Mendi C. Morrow of the Georgia Student Finance Commission, Kwame Tyler of State Farm, and Anita Allgood of Invest Atlanta. The panel was moderated by Edwin McDonald of Resources for Residents & Communities and Heide Billings of Invest Atlanta.
Panelists discussed a wide range of topics including how and why to build credit, affordable housing, auto insurance quotes, and more. Attendees were also able to have one-on-one sessions with the panelists to gain more insight and ask in-depth questions. "We are so happy and satisfied that the event turned out to be a success," said Billings.