HOPE for the Unbanked: What SunTrust’s New Commitment for 200 HOPE Inside Locations could mean for you

HOPE for the Unbanked: What SunTrust’s New Commitment for 200 HOPE Inside Locations could mean for you

According to the 2015 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households, 7 percent of households in the United States were unbanked in 2015, translating to approximately 9 million unbanked households. Moreover, 19.9 percent of U.S. households (24.5 million) was underbanked. Unbanked individuals can be defined as individuals who rely heavily on alternative financial services to acquire funding, rather than bank-related methods such as credit cards or loans.

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HOPE Business In A Box Academies Empower The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs

HOPE Business In A Box Academies Empower The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs

What if we could reconnect the power of aspiration with the power of education in our children’s lives? What if students in grades 4-12 could start a business for $50 to $500? Operation HOPE, Inc. is deploying financial literacy education and entrepreneurship training to students within a growing partnership network of local schools.

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Operation HOPE To Host Housing And Financial Literacy Expo In Atlanta

Operation HOPE To Host Housing And Financial Literacy Expo In Atlanta

Discover what it takes to build credit, own a home or save your home! Operation HOPE is partnering with RBC Bank to bring back our widely successful Housing and Financial Literacy Expo on October 22, 2016. This free event will include lessons on managing credit and debt, budgeting and becoming a homeowner. Participants will have the opportunity to apply for down payment and closing cost assistance at the event. Lunch will be provided.

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HOPE Inside Coaches Take Steps To Improve Youth Financial Literacy Across The United States

HOPE Inside Coaches Take Steps To Improve Youth Financial Literacy Across The United States

According to a new national survey, 7 out of 10 college students feel stressed about their personal finances. And nearly 60 percent said they worry about having enough money to pay for school. Meanwhile, half of students are concerned about paying their monthly expenses. That’s why HOPE Inside financial coaches all over the United States are taking steps to improve financial literacy among students.

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Financial Wellbeing Coach Shares Tips For A Successful Entrepreneurial Journey

Financial Wellbeing Coach Shares Tips For A Successful Entrepreneurial Journey

Statistics show that over 80% of new businesses fail within the first five years and are even worse for minority business owners. Preparing yourself with the proper training and skills can go a long way in helping you become a successful entrepreneur. Financial Wellbeing Coach, Joncey Lee, shared her story with us, after engaging in her third, “not-so pleasant” experience with a minority business owner.

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The Sky Is The Limit: 700 Credit Score Community Member Moves His Credit Score 70 Points

The Sky Is The Limit: 700 Credit Score Community Member Moves His Credit Score 70 Points

Meet Marc Jean-Baptiste. Marc is a proud and passionate native of Haiti, currently residing in Tampa, Florida. I met him earlier this year, while passing out flyers for my upcoming Credit and Money Management Workshop at North Tampa Library. We exchanged business cards and he decided to enroll in my 700 Credit Score Community at HOPE Inside SunTrust Bank in Tampa.

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Operation HOPE is the leading global provider of financial dignity education and economic empowerment programs for low-income or moderate-income youth, individuals and families in underserved communities.

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