SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) – CBS 5 teamed up with the United Way of the Bay Area, along with the City of San Francisco and 211 to host the Smart Money Financial Advice Line on Tuesday evening.
Callers with questions about finance were connected with experts on topics ranging from mortgage loan modifications to credit scores to identity theft.
San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros joined the volunteers to discuss a wide-ranging array of money issues. His office has established the city’s Office of Financial Empowerment, and within it, the San Francisco Smart Money Network. Users will find a variety of free services online at sfsmartmoneynetwork.org.
“It’s a great way for individuals looking for financial advice or information to find all the resources in San Francisco in one easy location,” explained Policy and Legislative Manager Greg Kato.
SF Smart Money Network offers financial education classes and workshops, one-on-one meetings with financial advisors, credit counseling, and debt management services. There’s even access to free or low-cost bank accounts. And the financial advice isn’t one-size-fits-all.
“They can input their information into a form on the site and it will generate personalized results for them, whatever their specific needs are,” said Kato.
Get the information you need to manage and safeguard your money using this link – sfsmartmoneynetwork.org.
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