By: Patty Tascarella, Pittsburgh Business Times | February 21, 2022 | Read the full article
The City of Pittsburgh has been awarded a DollarWise Innovation Grant from The U.S. Conference of Mayors.
As part of the $10,000 grant, the city is partnering with Neighborhood Allies to create Money Talks, a local incubator for Black women in Pittsburgh to learn best practices about saving, investing and financial planning.
Money Talks will launch in March with workshop sessions led by experts and smaller peer sessions so participants can share their experiences with saving and reducing debt. Topics covered will include money attitudes and values, prioritizing an emergency fund, debt management, financial planning and simple ways to start investing.
“We want to support Black women in Pittsburgh and ensure they have everything they need to set, reach and exceed their own personal financial goals,” Mayor Ed Gainey said in a prepared statement. “This program is a great way to empower Black women and prepare them to make great financial decisions for years to come.”
Sarah Dieleman Perry, director of economic opportunity at Neighborhood Allies, said the goal for the program is for participants to gain the support, confidence and knowledge needed to take the next step for their financial futures.