Financial Literacy and Support for Veterans
Financial literacy is one of the first steps on the road to economic strength and independence.
Vancity has been presenting financial literacy seminars to our communities for a number of years now on various topics such as investment, debt consolidation, budgeting, building credit and everyday banking. Your financial well-being depends on your ability to understand and use financial information in a way that helps you make good decisions.
Veterans in our program face obstacles such as basic banking, obtaining identification to open bank accounts as well as obtaining credit. Angie Rhodes, Assistant Branch Manager at the Victoria Drive Vancity, works closely with men at Together We Can to provide realistic solutions to their financial dilemmas.
Veterans are given the opportunity to sit in on lecture-style groups to discuss problems and solutions amongst their peers. One-on-one follow-up sessions are also made available by Vancity where more specific issues can be addressed in privacy with the help of a financial professional.