https://finance.yahoo.com/video/meet-woman-turned-school-bus-163029615.html?format=embed” target=”_blank”>Video: Personal Finance Literacy Bus
I came across an article about Marsha Barnes from Charlotte, North Carolina who has created a mobile hub for personal finance advice. It’s called the Finance Bar. Marsha has over 10 years of banking experience, and wanted to give direction and guidance to those on their personal finances. She wanted to serve the community and do it in a fashion where she could “help the masses”. Many in her community are unemployed and do not have transportation, making it impossible, or at least very difficult, to get services such as this. So Marsha decided to have create a nontraditional office space; she bought a school bus, and totally redecorated the interior to be comfy and practical. Now, she can go wherever the people need her. She hosts workshops, does individual consulting, and runs seminars, all on many basic financial skills, such as creating a budget and paying down debt. Members can even cheaply sign up for an app to be virtually connected to her services.
I find it very interesting all the ways that people make different types of literacy accessible to many diverse groups of people. This is such a unique and practical example in her community that needs help in this sector.
Read more from yahoo finance here: Meet the woman who turned a school bus into a mobile financial literacy hub