Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation Offers New 6th Edition of its Comprehensive Financial Education Book

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The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation’s 6th edition of its comprehensive financial education book, Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management, will be available at its conference on financial empowerment for people with disabilities on October 3, 2019 in Harrisburg.

Topics covered include:

  • Money mapping (budgeting)
  • An overview of where to keep your money
  • How to save safely, including information about PA ABLE and a comparison with Special Needs Trusts
  • Borrowing money and understanding credit
  • Housing, a new chapter that includes information about insurance
  • Funding your assistive technology
  • Adult decision-making, including a new section on supported decision-making
  • And a Financial Independence Checklist for transition-age youth

The conference, “Vision for the Future,” is a one-day, free, accessible event open to the public, at the Crowne Plaza Harrisburg-Hershey on Thursday, October 3, 2019. It brings together individuals with disabilities, family members, service providers, nonprofit organizations, and policy makers to discuss, collaborate, and learn about financial education.

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