Department of Banking and Securities Announces January 2022 Outreach Events

Education and outreach staff from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities will be meeting with groups of senior citizens, veterans, service providers, and the public throughout the month of January to promote financial capability as part of the Consumer Financial Protection Initiative.

Pennsylvania Farm Show presentations – DoBS Staff will offer the following presentations during the 106th Pennsylvania Farm Show at the Agriculture 101 Stage/Lancaster Farming Stage located behind the Food Court in the Expo Hall at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg (Dauphin County):

  • Farmers Can Retire Too: The 4-Ps to Retirement Planning – Learn to prepare and plan for your retirement. We will cover how to create a spending plan, differences between saving and investing, and protecting your assets from theft on January 12 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
  • Farmers Can Retire Too: How Much Do I Need? – What retirement do you envision? This session will cover how much you may need to ensure your vision is attainable. Learn to use investment accounts and other resources to their fullest potential to help you reach your retirement goals on January 13 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

Budgeting for Your New Year Goals – A program designed to help you financially prepare for the new year and covering budgeting and achieving financial goals – will be presented:

  • Cleve J. Fredricksen Library at 100 N. 19th Street in Camp Hill (Cumberland County) on January 11 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. For additional information contact Judy Kenny: jkenny@cumberlandcountylibraries.org.
  • Ephrata Public Library (virtual) on January 25 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. To register visit the events calendar at www.ephratapubliclibrary.org.
  • Malvern Public Library (virtual) on January 31 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. To register contact Maggie Stanton at mstanton@ccls.org or (610) 644-7259.

Fraud BINGO – a fun and interactive presentation that teaches consumers how to protect themselves from investment fraud by playing a familiar game: BINGO – will be offered at the Cleve J Fredricksen Library at 100 N 19th Street in Camp Hill (Cumberland County) on January 25 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. For additional information contact Judy Kenny at jkenny@cumberlandcountylibraries.org.

Recovering Financially from a Pandemic – focusing on spending logs and plans and getting your finances on track – will be presented at the Warminster Township Library at 1076 Emma Lane in Warminster (Bucks County) on January 25 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Banking Basics – an overview of banks and credit unions, different types of accounts, what to do if you have banking issues, and what deposit insurance does and does not cover, will be presented at Montco SAAC Ambler at 45 Forest Avenue in Ambler (Montgomery County) on January 19 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. For additional information contact Deidre L. Rhodes, Program Coordinator, at (215) 619-8863.

Fraud BINGO will be offered at the McSherrystown Senior Center at 201 S. 3rd Street in McSherrystown (Adams County) on January 26 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. For additional information contact Elizabeth Taylor-Johnson, Site Manager at (717) 632-7998.

Popular Scams and How to Avoid Them – a presentation that looks at some of the common scams and ways you can protect yourself from becoming a victim – will be offered at the New Horizon Senior Center at 100 Conway Avenue in Narberth (Montgomery County) on January 28 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. For additional information contact Judy Ringold, Program Director at (610) 664-2366.