Bankers plan expo to help families manage money

Banks and financial institutions will give families advice on how to balance their financial situations during the third national financial education fair Nov. 1.

The theme, Finanzas saludables para vivir mejor, will address the correlation between healthy finances and a healthy lifestyle. The financial lectures are sponsored by the Cámara de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras de Costa Rica and the Programa Finanzas con Propósito de Enfoque a la Familia.

“The primary objective of the fair is to use lectures and activities that inform the public on the appropriate use of banking services to promote financial culture,” said Annabelle Ortega, executive director of the bank chamber.

During the fair, banks and financial institutions will provide advice, council and recommendations to visitors about the importance of saving money to improve personal and family finances. There will also be various activities designed to educate patrons on the different banking and financial services and how to properly use each one to their benefit.

“This initiative seeks to strengthen a financial culture in the Costa Rican people, providing them with the necessary advice to efficiently manage their resources and thus adopt best practices in saving and consumption to improve the family financial situation,” said Mayi Antillón, minister of Economía, Industria y Comercio.

The goal of the fair is to create a greater stability for families, and recognize the commitment of banking and financial entities, said Enfoque a la Familia executive director Javier Angulo.

The activity will take place Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Parque Juan Rafael Mora. The park is located in front of Correos de Costa Rica in downtown San José.

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