Bank of America’s Better Money Habits to Host “Money Talks” Events for Young Adults
Two-Part Series Will Explore a Range of Personal Finance Topics, Including Homebuying, Careers, and Saving and Budgeting in the Current Environment
As the events of 2020 continue to impact personal finances, Bank of America’s Better Money Habits® is hosting two virtual events on Vox.com aimed at providing young adults financial advice and guidance, and helping them to regain confidence in their financial futures.
The two-part “Money Talks” series, created in response to consumers’ most pressing questions about managing money in this unique time, will be fueled by audience questions, advice from financial specialists, and first-hand experiences. The programs will address young adults’ most pressing financial questions and concerns in an open and honest way.
The first event – “Money Talks: Home Habits” – focuses on managing finances within our new at-home lifestyles and premieres on Vox.com on Thursday, August 6 at 4 p.m. EST. Audiences can also participate in a live Q&A with Bank of America financial specialists 4-8 p.m. The event will feature candid conversations about how to adapt to a home-centric routine, and will include three panel segments discussing topics including the future of remote work, saving money in today’s economy, and how to approach homeownership in today’s environment. Participants include:
- Michelle Meyer, head of U.S. Economics at BofA Global Research
- Tonya Rapley, creator of My Fab Finance
- Ross Mac, financial educator, musical artist and entrepreneur
- Laurel Farrer, founder of Remote Work Association
- Erin Lichy, real estate agent and founder of HomeGirlNY
- Melissa Bell, Vox co-founder and publisher (moderator)
“We are all learning to adapt to a ‘new normal’ while navigating what’s ahead and accounting for recalibrated life plans,” said Meredith Verdone, chief marketing officer at Bank of America. “We want to bring people together for open, honest conversations about finances that are highly relevant and useful, while providing them resources and guidance to help them take the next step in their financial journey.”
“Young adults are facing new and unique challenges when it comes to their financial futures, especially around the concept of ‘home,’ which for many has drastically shifted,” said Melissa Bell, Vox co-founder and publisher. “Questions about the new work-from-home job market, homebuying or refinancing, and adjusting savings priorities are now their reality, which is why we focused our first event theme on our new at-home lifestyles and how to adapt.”
Participants can RSVP, submit questions and join the conversation here.
About Better Money Habits®
At Bank of America, we’re committed to helping people lead better financial lives by equipping them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed. That’s why we created Better Money Habits, a free financial education platform that connects people to the tools, resources and education they need to take control of their finances. To help people navigate the road ahead, Better Money Habits launched a new spotlight page, featuring a collection of financial articles, tips and resources to guide people through challenges they are facing and help them establish a plan to put themselves on the best path forward. Better Money Habits is here to inform, inspire and empower our customers at every step of their financial wellness journey.
Bank of America
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