Hattiesburg celebrates 2nd Annual Savings Week

Hattiesburg celebrates 2nd Annual Savings Week

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a Press Release from the City of Hattiesburg

Mayor Johnny DuPree proclaims February 23-27 as Hattiesburg Saves Week to motivate and encourage residents to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. A proclamation ceremony will be held on Monday, February 23 at 10 a.m. at City Hall (third floor) to coincide with America Saves Week, the national celebration. Area financial representatives attended, as well as hosting FREE financial/savings awareness events at their locations and City of Hattiesburg Community Centers:

On Monday, February 23 at noon the Renaissance Corporation will set-up a booth at the City of Hattiesburg Sigler Center, the site of the Mayor's Financial Education Initiative free tax preparation.

On Tuesday, February 24 representatives from Regions Bank will provide financial consultations at the Sigler Center. They will spend Wednesday, February 25 at C.E. Roy Community Center, and return to the Sigler Center on Thursday, Feb. 26.

The First-A National Banking Association will celebrate Hattiesburg Saves Week by encouraging consumers to open a Savings Account for $15 from February 23-27. They will also waive service fees for one year. This special will be available within all 32 branches of The First which are located in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama.

The typical cost to open a Savings Account is $100 and must be maintained at $100 to avoid a $2 fee.

BancorpSouth will host Homebuyer Education Workshops on Saturday, February 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Main Office on Hardy Street, and on Wednesday, February 25 at the MS State University Extension Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshops are in partnership with the Institute for Disability Studies and the MS Home Corp.

Citizens Bank, located at 4599 Hardy St., will have a live radio remote on Thursday, February 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as they are very excited for the opportunity to inspire residents to begin investing in themselves via a Checking and Savings Account, and a long-term savings plan.

Central Sunbelt will encourage consumers to open a Savings Account by hosting a raffle at each of their locations during Hattiesburg Saves Week for all members who open a Special Savings, Sunny Kids Club Savings, Holiday Club, or Money Investment account.

For more information on the aforementioned events or to learn how you may join the City of Hattiesburg's efforts to increase financial literacy, call 601.554.1005.