Wells Fargo Offers Free Financial Education during Military Saves Week

Wells Fargo Offers Free Financial Education during Military Saves Week

Bank participates in national initiative to help military families succeed financially
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#Military & #veterans: Register for free online workshops on homebuying, credit, budgeting & saving, Feb. 24-26: http://bit.ly/1J3vUEP
Monday, February 16, 2015 - 8:10am

CAMPAIGN: Financial health

CONTENT: Press Release

DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ – As part of its commitment to supporting service members, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) will offer free online financial education workshops during Military Saves Week (Feb. 23-28) for military members, veterans and their families. Wells Fargo is a proud participant in Military Saves Week, a national campaign that encourages military families to save money and reduce debt.

The free webinars, provided by Wells Fargo’s Military Mortgage Express® program, will take place Feb. 24-26. The instructor-led sessions will cover home financing, managing credit, or budgeting and saving, and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Advance registration at www.wellsfargo.com/rsvp is required. Webinars are capped at 250 participants. The webinar schedule and access codes are:

Buying a home may be one of the largest financial decisions for Americans. During this session, participants will learn about the homebuying process, identifying the costs associated with buying a home and types of financing available, including the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program.

How to manage credit responsibly is an important skill to learn. In this session, participants will learn how to manage credit cards and the factors that go into an individual’s credit score.

Participants will learn how to make the most of their money by saving more, creating a spending plan and being a smart shopper.

Contact militarymortgageexpress@wellsfargo.com with questions about these webinars. More information on Military Mortgage Express is available at www.wellsfargo.com/militarymortgage.

Ongoing Financial Education

Military members, veterans and their families can access free financial education any time through Wells Fargo’s Hands on Banking®for Military program (www.handsonbanking.org). The program offers self-directed online lessons designed for military ranging from the basics of banking to planning for retirement.

Wells Fargo and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling have joined forces to provide one-on-one financial reviews and deliver Hands on Banking for Military workshops through the NFCC Member

Agency network. Community groups and nonprofit organizations can request a Hands on Banking for Military presentation by contacting their local Wells Fargo banking location or NFCC at SharpenToday.org or (855) 3-SHARPEN.

Military Saves Week

Wells Fargo participates in Military Saves Week along with several other financial institutions and military organizations. The annual program is coordinated by the Consumer Federation of America and recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense. Learn more at www.militarysaves.org.

Military members are invited to visit their local Wells Fargo store and talk with a banker about tools and programs for their unique needs. More information on Wells Fargo’s Worldwide Military Banking services is available at www.wellsfargo.com/military.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2014 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.



Stacie Bendixon
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