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Financial forums scheduled at Tulsa Library

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

  • Tulsa Business Journal

Financial forums are scheduled at the Tulsa City County Library in March and April.  The three-part series is sponsored by the Tulsa County Bar Association and Tulsa City County Library, according to a spokesperson.


The purpose of the forums is to educate the Tulsa public concerning financial matters in a difficult economic time, the spokesperson said.

All sessions will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 East 93rd St.

There will be presentations by panel members and an opportunity for the public to ask questions.

The first session, set March 11, will focus on debt management and consolidation.

Iris Philbeck with Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma and Robert Johnson with Debt Reduction Services will dispel the myths of debt elimination services and offer actual solutions to debt issues. Participants will gain insight into basic budgeting, controlling personal spending and everyday financial planning to help individuals live virtually debt free.

Long-term Financial Planning & Security will be discussed on March 25.

The public is invited to join the panel who will provide information on Social Security benefits, different investment options and other retirement programs.

Attendees also will learn how to be aware of investment scams and what actions to take if they feel they are a victim of investment fraud.

Speakers include Vicky Watkins with the Social Security Administration, Irving Faught of the Oklahoma Securities Commission, and attorney Travis Barnett, who will speak on military retirement.

Bankruptcy 101 is the topic set April 1.

This session will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Considering filing bankruptcy? Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma attorney Victor Hunt, Wayne Kindrick of Consumer Credit Counseling Services and local attorney Sid Swinson of Gable & Gotwals will provide the ins and outs of bankruptcy, what it involves, what the creditors expect, and what a person can expect as they begin rebuilding their credit.

For additional information, contact Robbie Sittel, 918-596-7926,, or John Thomas Hall, 918-284-0310,



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