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The Financial Stability Partnership of Northern Nevada hosts 2012 Financial Fitness Fair

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The Financial Stability Partnership of Northern Nevada (FSPNN) will host its inaugural Financial Fitness Fair of 2012 on Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows located at 2680 E. Ninth St. in Reno.

The event will offer free tax preparation to individuals and families earning less than $50,000 per year using IRS certified volunteers. Spanish-speaking translators will be available and no appointment is necessary to participate.

In addition to tax preparation, families will be able to learn more about budgeting and smart money skills, credit reports, housing assistance, utility assistance, energy savings, employment services and more. Families will also have access to one-on-one meetings with certified credit councilors as well as several banking institutions will be available to help open accounts.

“The Financial Fitness Fair was made possible by the FSPNN’s dedicated volunteers. Thanks to their efforts many hard-working Nevadans will have an opportunity to build a better financial future for themselves and their families,” said Karen Barsell, CEO and President of United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra. “This event is a great opportunity to get your taxes filed as well as learn more about financial strategies and available resources within our community.”

This FSPNN event is sponsored by United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra; Earn It, Keep It, Save It Partnership; the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and Charles Schwab Bank. For more information about the Financial Fitness Fair, please dial 2-1-1.

About The Financial Stability Partnership of Northern Nevada

The Financial Stability Partnership of Northern Nevada (FSPNN) is a region-wide initiative of United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra. FSPNN is a coalition comprised of diverse volunteers from multi-sector community organizations that work to impact individuals and families by increasing knowledge about achieving financial goals and coordinating and promoting programs that support financial education. Efforts of the coalition and programming related to the FSPNN are coordinated by the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra. For more information or to volunteer, call 775-325- 8908 or email Monica Cochran at [email protected].

About United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra

The foundation that nurtures and supports healthy lives is made up of three, interconnected ‘building blocks’ – education, financial stability and health. United Way is ideally suited to create positive, lasting change by addressing all three areas as one – through proper expertise, capacity and relationships. Join us! Bring your passion, knowledge and resources to get things done all across our community. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when a neighborhood turns around and when workers have solid jobs. For more information, call 775-322-8668 or visit www.uwnns.org.

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