04/05/2021: Financial Literacy Month in April

financial literacy month with seneca savingsApril is National Financial Literacy Month and Seneca Savings spotlights through insightful series with experts, culminating with FREE Identity Theft Webinar April 28th.

Financial literacy and financial success go hand and hand. The pandemic has impacted our financial health in far-reaching ways. Learning how to streamline your efforts with your money will help the path forward go more smoothly for your family and your business.

In every time and season, Seneca Savings has been dedicated to educating our community on making smart financial decisions. Yet April has a special place in our heart.

April Reinforces The Importance of Educating People of All Ages About Money

In 2004, Congress designated April as National Financial Literacy Month to raise awareness about how to save, earn, borrow, invest and protect your money wisely. This includes educating our youth and instilling the financial skills and habits they need to build a secure future. Financial literacy is indeed focused on our youth, but here at Seneca Savings we believe it’s never too late to learn.

Throughout April in particular, we’ll be shining a light on the work we can do together, parents, teachers, business owners, to put us on an even keel and develop stronger financial skills and money mindset.

“Financial literacy and advocacy is at the forefront of our efforts here at Seneca Savings and we’re thrilled to offer vital resources and supportive partnerships to our customers and community,” states Senior Vice President Retail Banking, Laurie Ucher. “Right now more than ever, identity theft is a real and present issue and that’s why we feel the month-long financial literacy series we’re offering should culminate with our FREE Identity Theft Webinar on April 28th at 3pm.”

Laurie Ucher will be leading the webinar with special guest, Dan Napolitano, Founder of Syracuse-based IT company, The Garam Group.  Ms. Ucher, a member of WBOC, and on the Executive Board of the CNY Diaper Bank, a community initiative close to Seneca Savings’ heart each year, oversees the branch banking network. Since joining Seneca Savings in 2016, she’s passionately spearheaded the Financial Literacy effort with area schools. The bank’s impact to date with K-12 Students is astonishing: 541 Students who have benefited from Seneca Savings’ financial education including 800+ hours of with 6 different schools resulting in an average (+) 45% knowledge gain in their financial literacy and capabilities.

Innovative Banking Technology, Products & Services

Seneca Savings has four branches including Baldwinsville, Liverpool, North Syracuse, and its’ newest branch in Bridgeport, NY. Through substantial investments during the pandemic to meet customer needs including business owners, Seneca Savings now has a full, innovative suite of digital products and services. “We offer big bank technology with a local, personalized team of people who are truly committed to getting to know you and your family, your business, your goals,” says Joseph Vitale, CEO. “Helping you get from here to there, whether it’s a home equity line of credit, a refinance, or a large commercial or PPP loan, it’s important that customers know we’re streamlined, seamless, and efficient in making local decisions right here in our branches in helping you get from here… to there.”

Simple, Straightforward, Powerful, Local

Banks can’t predict the future or make your finances bullet proof. But as a local, community bank, Seneca Savings is committed to doing the next best thing by providing informed advice on how to best secure your identity, and your financial prosperity. Financial Literacy Month in April is a simple yet powerful step in that direction.

To learn more visit: SenecaSavings.com

Register HERE for the FREE Webinar “Identity Theft: Safeguarding Against Identity Theft & Fraud”

Seneca Savings is a Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender

Contact either Laurie Ucher, Sr VP Retail Banking, Seneca Savings at LUcher@SenecaSavings.com or Marketing Department, Angela@blueimarketing.com regarding interviews, media inquiries.