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January Consumer Financial Protection Events Announced


Harrisburg, PA - Education and outreach staff from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) will be hosting and participating in numerous presentations for groups of senior citizens, service providers and the public throughout the month of January to promote financial capability and provide investor education. 

January outreach events, in partnership with the listed organizations, will be held in person and are open to the public unless otherwise noted.  


STaRT (Start Today and Retire Tomorrow): This program discusses retirement planning. The goal is to help you determine what your retirement goals are and how to help you get there. No matter where you are in the timeline for retirement, early career, mid-career, or late career, know that it’s never too late to STaRT!

  • Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, 100 N. 19th St., Camp Hill (Cumberland County) on Jan.11 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This is a VIRTUAL event. For additional information contact Amanda Scharrer at 717-761-3900 or

Popular Scams and How to Avoid Them: Everyday people are getting scammed out of THOUSANDS of dollars by so called “professionals” looking to separate them from their hard-earned money. This presentation introduces us to commonly used tactics, what to look for and how to avoid them.

  • Phoenixville Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville (Chester County) on Jan. 25 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. This is a VIRTUAL event. For additional information contact Mark Pinto at 610-933-3013 or


Spending Plans – A Road to Financial Success: This presentation focuses on the need for a spending plan so that people can achieve their financial goals. We discuss the differences between wants and needs; setting SMART goals; creating a spending plan; putting the plan into action; as well as periodically reviewing goals and spending plans to ensure that you can stay on track.  

  • Golden Connections Community Center, 20 Gotham Place, Red Lion (York County) on Jan. 9 from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM. Open to center members only. For additional information contact Amanda Pina at 717-244-5505 or

Fraud Bingo: Join us for a fun and interactive gathering that teaches consumers how to protect themselves from investment fraud by playing a familiar game – BINGO! These in-person events will be held at the following locations: 

  • The Bloomsburg Towers, 330 W. 3rd St., Bloomsburg (Columbia County) on Jan. 10 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Open to tower residents only. For additional information contact Barbara Kissinger at 570-387-0524 or
  • Wind Gap Manor, 665 Alpha Road, Wind Gap (Northampton County) on Jan. 24 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Open to residents only. For additional information contact Cristal Polanco at 610-794-6265 or
  • Benton Senior Center, 42 Community Drive, Benton (Columbia County) on Jan. 29 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Open to center members only. For additional information contact Jinny at 570-925-6533 or
  • Charles T. Adams Active Adult Center, 5 East Market St., Wilkes Barre (Luzerne County) on Jan. 31 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Open to members only. For additional information contact Maria Linso at 570-825-3484.


Outreach staff will also be available at the following legislative events: 

  • Senator Schwank’s $camJam: Exeter Public Library, 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading (Berks County) on Jan. 11 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. For additional information contact Spencer Thornburg at 610-929-2151 or
  • Senator Santarsiero’s $camJam: The Regency at Yardley 55+, 3 Terry Drive, Suite 200, Newtown (Bucks County) on Jan. 23 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. This event is open to residents and their invited guests only. For additional information contact Nancy Adam at 215-497-9490 or
  • Senator Comitta’s $camJam: Brandywine Valley Active Aging – Coatesville Campus, 250 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Coatesville (Chester County) on Jan. 24 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. For additional information contact Michael Hartman at 610-692-2112 or

DoBS Investor Education and Consumer Outreach staff works with state and local government agencies, service providers, community and trade organizations, the General Assembly, the military community, schools, and other partners to help Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth become well-informed about the financial marketplace. 

Learn more about the free, non-commercial programs and presentations available, or contact us to request a program tailored to your specific needs

Visit the department's calendar of events to find an event near you. Consumers and community groups can call 1-800-PA-BANKS or email for more information.  

MEDIA CONTACT: Joan Nissley - 717-579-7347,

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