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Learning to save the fun way tomorrow in Linn Park

Way2Save logo - Wachovia.comMayor Langford will be among the many in attendance at Linn Park tomorrow morning beginning at 11 a.m. as part of Wachovia’s Way2Save Challenge. Birmingham is the current stop on an 11-city tour that aims to educate consumers about the importance of saving. Some of our city’s youngest residents, pre-K students from John Herbert Phillips Academy, will learn to save their pennies in a piggy bank activity, while some of our other residents will be trying to make sure that more students have a chance to further their education, in a fun way…

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Know Your Money, Birmingham Urban League

Know Your Money is an economic empowerment program designed to teach 21-40 year old African and Latino American professionals personal money management strategies.

The program consists of a three (3) class curriculum to help participants understand their attitudes about money, establish a household budget and manage financial tools.  The program is sponsored by the National Urban League, in partnership with Honda Financial Services.

Participants are required to attend 2 out of the 3 sessions in order graduate from the program.

Cost: $10 per participant; interested individual(s) may register online at or

Birmingham Urban League
1229 3rd Avenue North (directions)

Homeownership and Lending Workshop, City Council Chambers

Are you facing foreclosure or struggling to make your mortgage payment due to an adjustable rate mortgage? Join Congressman Artur Davis and a panel of lending experts for a valuable discussion on homeownership — including information on how to purchase a new home or keep the one you have. Attendees will hear about programs designed to help those having trouble making mortgage payments avoid foreclosure. Housing professionals will be on-site to offer free assistance. The workshop will take place in the City Council Chambers located in Birmingham City Hall, 710 20th St. North, downtown.

For more information on this event, contact Sissy Hembree in the congressman’s Birmingham office at 205-254-1960. Panelists will represent the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, HOPE NOW Alliance, Neighborhood Housing Services and New South Federal Savings Bank.