Vehicle Finance Industry Partners with Local Groups to Bring Free Consumer Education Workshop to New Orleans Residents

January 16, 2009

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being issued by American Financial Services Association:

WHAT: The ABCs of Car Financing, a free consumer education workshop, will focus on the importance of financial literacy in light of the current economic situation. Designed to provide local residents with advice on how to buy and finance a vehicle, the workshop will address the importance of a credit history, developing a budget and staying on track with car payments.

The purpose of the workshop is to help those considering buying or leasing a vehicle in the future by educating them on the financing process and what it entails.

Presented by: Bill Cheeks, CEO of ABBA & Associates. Cheeks has spent 35 years in the insurance and financial information industry, and conducts seminars across the country on fiscal management.

Supported by: American Financial Services Association (www.afsaonline.org), AFSA Education Foundation (www.afsaef.org), Americans Well-informed on Automobile Retailing Economics (www.autofinancing101.org), Liberty Bank (www.libertybank.net), Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition (www.jumpstart.org), National Automobile Dealers Association (www.nada.org), National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (www.namad.org), the United Way (www.unitedwaynola.org), and the Greater New Orleans New Car Dealers Association (www.neworleansauto.com), among others.

WHEN: Saturday, January 24, 2009

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; workshop to begin at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Lusher Charter School, Fortier Campus

5624 Freret Street

New Orleans, Louisiana

SOURCE American Financial Services Association

Source: newswire

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