The Community Voice and the Wichita branch NAACP held their 5th annual Financial Literacy Expo and Workshops at Urban Prep Academy on Sat., May 5.

The free, half-day event featured a dozen workshops designed to help increase individual financial literacy. Some of the popular topics were: Moving Beyond Savings to Grow Your Money, Tips on Being a Success in the Rental Housing Business, and Spring Clean Your Credit. Educational programs were also available for children and teenagers were able to participate in a workshop designed to help prepare them secure a summer job.

The keynote speaker was Kansas Treasurer Jake LaTurner. During the expo, LaTurner held drawings and gave away 10, $500 Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Accounts.

Other prize giveaways included a spin of the money wheel and/or a chance to grab all the money you can in the money machine.

The event is held annually in support of National Money Smart Week.

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