Finance 101: How to Choose the Best Banking Products for You

Did you learn the difference between banks and credit unions in school? What about pitfalls of payday loans? 

Many individuals lack a basic knowledge of how to plan, save, and invest – making it hard for them to build wealth and secure their financial future.

We know that financial hardship is a widespread issue in our region. Data from the latest United Way ALICE Report shows nearly 1 in 2 households in Southeast Louisiana is in poverty or living paycheck to paycheck.

6 Ways to Make a Difference During National Volunteer Month

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” — Unknown

Every year, tens of thousands of individuals cast their vote for equitable communities where everyone is healthy, educated, and financially stable by volunteering with United Way of Southeast Louisiana. 

Whether cleaning up a park, selling raffle tickets at a fundraiser, or reviewing grant applications, their efforts directly contribute to a better, stronger region for all.

Louisiana advocates, policymakers gather to discuss children’s bleak outcomes: What can be done to turn the tide?

“A Conversation About Our Children” event at governor’s mansion highlights ways to improve opportunity for Louisiana children, recognizes successes of state’s foster care system

NEW ORLEANS – Child welfare advocates and policymakers gathered last month to discuss a harsh reality – children in Louisiana experience some of the nation’s worst outcomes in health, education, economic well-being, and family and community. 


United Way celebrates $5 million in prescription savings

Partnership with FamilyWize delivers significant savings on prescription medications through its free, easy to use prescription discount card 

NEW ORLEANS – United Way of Southeast Louisiana today announced that 56,000 local residents saved $5 million on their prescription medications, thanks to its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.


United Way to offer free financial education classes in April

Sessions will arm participants with skills and knowledge to achieve financial stability 

NEW ORLEANS – United Way of Southeast Louisiana will host a series of public financial education classes on four Tuesdays in April in honor of Financial Capability Month. 

Sessions led by expert financial capability specialists will cover three topics including money management basics, the ins and outs of credit, and safe banking with reputable financial institutions and reliable financial products. 


Financial Education Team Member Registration

We can all benefit from learning strategies for managing our money.  Your UWSELA Financial Capability Specialists are offering courses to help you develop your financial literacy.  Our classes are designed to help ensure your money is working just as hard as you do every day!  Registration is mandatory.


Registration and Friendworking 11:45 - Noon | Class begins promptly at Noon
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