San Diego Financial Literacy Center wrote -
Who is the SDFLC?
The San Diego Financial Literacy Center enhances the financial IQ of San Diego County residents with a focus on youth, military, and low-moderate income families. The financial literacy of our clients is enhanced through free education seminars and workshops offered throughout the County.
What is the Fundraiser?
One of the SDFLC’s core programs, Boost For Our Heroes, is designed to directly benefit military members and their families. This program provides our men and women of the Armed Forces with free financial education and assistance to become financially fit.
What Has the SDFLC Already Done?
Since opening the doors in January 2014, the SDFLC has dedicated countless hours and has helped over 20,000 people in the San Diego area through a variety of free workshops, outreach efforts, and one-on-one consultations. We have also provided $12,000 in financial boosts to military families.
Why is this Fundraiser Important?
In the military, one of the top reasons for divorce, loss of security clearance, and causing harm to yourself or others stems from poor personal financial management. Providing opportunities to reverse and stop these trends is vital to the long-term success of our military men and women.
Changing the way people think, act, and feel about money and breaking the cycle of financial mismanagement is important.
We need to help of the community to continue to have an impact on those that need it the most. Finances affect everyday life, including the ability to buy a home, buy a car, obtain employment and secure basic necessities; and acquiring the knowledge to manage them will be the most valuable asset our constituents can obtain.
What are the SDFLC’s Short-Term and Long-Term Goals?
A short-term goal is to continue to provide information, education, and training that drives the financial stability of the residents of San Diego County.
A long-term goal is to increase financial literacy by helping individuals and families better understand how to manage their finances, create strong credit profiles, borrow wisely, and plan for retirement.