By Tracey Leong

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Gaining financial control. The Baltimore CASH Campaign hosts their free event–Money Power Day.

Tracey Leong explains the effort to empower our city.

This is the 11th annual Money Power Day, offering more than just financial advice.

Guiding people towards a secure financial future.

“We all need more money, right? It never hurts to have it,” right? Money and credit are what I need today,” said Lester Moody.

Giving consumers valuable tools to succeed, Money Power Day is the largest free financial event in Baltimore.

“A lot of times people are afraid or they don’t have the resources and they don’t know who to talk to, so they can come here and it’s a one-stop shop,” said Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings.

The nonprofit Baltimore CASH Campaign hosts this annual event–attracting more than 40 vendors to provide services–from taxes to growing a small business as well as preparing for college.

“It can be complicated and confusing to get your financial life in order, and we want to make it easy for people to get access to all of the free, lost cost, no shady resources that exist in the city and region,” said Courtney Bettle, event program manger.

The event helps visitors map out their finances to create stability.

“I got information for me to help me with taxes and electricity and whatever services I need, so everyone has been friendly and helpful,” said Shirley Howard.

Investing resources to empower Charm City.

“All of this is a part of our greater Baltimore coming together to lift each other up,” said Rep. Cummings.

If you missed this year’s annual Monday Power Day–don’t worry. There are still plenty of other events happening around the year.

For more information on the Baltimore CASH Campaign, CLICK HERE.

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