“Managing Your Money in Hard Times”—a Free Financial Management Webinar Open to All Georgians

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By Dustin Landrum
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Georgia Public Library Service

Over the past few months, Georgia communities have faced a string of hardships, like 11.9% unemployment, budget cuts, and reduction of service at all levels. Among public service organizations, even in the best of times, there is one perpetual question, “What can we do to help?”

Now more than ever, it’s imperative that we seek ways to provide aid and service to our communities. And what better way than to work together? The Georgia Department of Human Services is teaming up with Georgia Public Library Service  to offer free virtual information sessions on financial management and planning.

Certified financial planners from the Financial Planning Association of Georgia will present “Managing Your Money in Hard Times.” There are two opportunities to attend the webinar:  June 11 at 6 p.m. and June 13 at 10 a.m.

Every Georgia resident is invited to attend, especially if your health or job has been affected by the current crisis, or if you’re facing financial stress for any reason. You’ll receive expert advice on:

  • creating a spending plan,
  • reducing expenses,
  • dealing with lenders and bill providers,
  • managing debt, and
  • making those hard decisions.

Kristin Plugh, CFP®, senior wealth advisor with TrueWealth, LLC; and Jovan Johnson, MBA, CFP®, CPA/PFS, founder of Peace of Wealth Planning, LLC, will lead the webinars. Both have strong ties to the community and regularly provide pro bono services. Volunteers with the Financial Planning Association also will be on hand during the webinar to answer questions from attendees.

Georgia Public Library Service and Georgia Department of Human Services have a long-standing partnership, SPARK:  A Stronger Community, devoted to creating deeper community ties between public libraries and their local division offices, like the Division of Family and Children Services. The Financial Planning Association of Georgia is a welcome addition to bring yet another layer of service and resources to those Georgians who need it most.

Register for the webinar on June 11 at 6 p.m.

Register for the webinar on June 13 at 10a.m.


Bill Valladares
GaFCP Communications Director

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The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) delivers a wide range of human services designed to promote self-sufficiency, safety and well-being for all Georgians through its divisions of Child Support Services (DCSS), Aging Services (DAS) and Family and Children Services (DFCS).

The Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) empowers libraries to improve the lives of all Georgians by encouraging reading, literacy and education through the continuing support and improvement of our public libraries. GPLS is a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. georgialibraries.org #georgialibraries

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Georgia champions the value of the financial planning process and advances the financial planning profession.  FPA of Georgia seeks to: Foster competent, committed and ethical members; Provide educational and relationship-building opportunities to assist members in achieving personal and professional growth; Advance brand awareness for professional financial planners; Help people recognize the value of the financial planning process.

Georgia Family Connection Partnership (GaFCP) is a public-private partnership created by the State of Georgia and investors from the private sector to assist communities in addressing the serious challenges facing children and families. GaFCP also serves as a resource to state agencies across Georgia that work to improve the conditions of children and families. Georgia KIDS COUNT provides policymakers and citizens with current data they need to make informed decisions regarding priorities, services, and resources that impact Georgia’s children, youth, families, and communities.