From the Harford County Purse Group:
Bel Air, Md., September 9, 2010 — The Harford County Purse Group, a gathering of women who are interested in increasing their financial literacy, will hold its inaugural meeting Thursday, September 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 620 Marketplace Drive in Bel Air.
The group will be facilitated by Lenora C. Hammett, MBA, a longtime financial advisor in Bel Air.
The Harford County Purse Group will meet on the third Thursday of each month at Barnes and Noble in Bel Air. Refreshments will be served. The meetings are open to the public and free of charge.
Budgeting and savings is the topic of the first meeting. Among the topics discussed that evening include how to keep more of what you earn; distinguishing between wants and needs; examining short-term and long-term goals; and more.
The discussion will be facilitated by Ms. Hammett, who has been in the financial services industry for more than 15 years and is the owner of Lenora Hammett and Associates in Bel Air. She holds an MBA from Morgan State University and a bachelor of science degree from Towson State University. She is actively involved in the Harford County community, serving as a troop leader for the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and a member of Ames United Methodist Church.
Ms. Hammett spearheaded the launch of the new group.
“The financial needs of women are very different from men. We are caregivers,” Ms. Hammett explained. “Many times we haven’t taken care of ourselves or focused on our own financial well-being. There are powerful financial strategies out there to help women make better financial decisions.”
The name of the Harford County group plays off a book by author Deborah Owens called “A Purse of Your Own.” In the book she encourages women to form “purse groups” to increase their financial literacy.
To RSVP for the September 16 gathering, call 410-588-5874 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.