ConsumerWatch: Call 211 For Free Financial Advice Tuesday

(CBS 5) — Are concerns about money keeping you awake at night?

CBS 5 ConsumerWatch is teaming up with the United Way of the Bay Area to sponsor the 211 Financial Advice Line, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12th.

Financial experts will be on hand at the CBS 5 ConsumerWatch phone bank to answer your questions. Get free professional advice on credit issues, financial planning, retirement funds, debt management and consumer rights. Experts can also address ID theft, scams and fraud.

Callers can get referrals to free or low-cost counseling services from a network of culturally competent non-profit agencies. The advice line will also connect callers to free services in the Bay Area that can lead to ongoing support. With just a simple phone call, Bay Area residents can get critical information and referrals to organizations that will help them make sound financial decisions.

“Unemployment, rising expenses, and looming debts continue to affect many San Francisco families,” said city Treasurer Jose Cisneros. “By calling 211, San Franciscans can get critical information and referrals to dozens of organizations that will help them make sound financial decisions in uncertain times.”

The Advice Line is a partnership with the Office of San Francisco Treasurer Jose Cisneros, United Way of the Bay Area’s 211 helpline, the Financial Planning Association and San Francisco Consumer Credit Counseling Services.

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