Local financial-counseling service OnTrack gets grant from State Farm for radio program


State Farm announced 2012 grant support for OnTrack WNC’s Money Matters Radio program. The State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship grant recognizes that now more than ever, consumers need reliable financial advice and connections to local resources to help them navigate these challenging economic times.

OnTrack WNC’s Money Matters Radio program airs Saturdays on WWNC 570 AM from 8:30 am – 9:00am. Each week an average of 2200 people tune‐in to gain important information about enhancing their personal financial safety and security.

Money Matters is hosted by OnTrack WNC’s Executive Director, Celeste Collins, and features local experts who share tips and information about financial topics including budgeting, debt management, taxes, insurance, investing, homebuying, credit reports, economic updates, scams/fraud, identity theft and raising money‐smart children. Podcasts of shows are available: http://ontrackwnc.org/our_radio_program.htm.

“State Farm is proud to award grant funding to OnTrack WNC,” said State Farm Agent, Bill Russell, “The Money Matters radio show educates listeners about personal finance issues. We believe supporting financial literacy is an important way for us to build stronger communities in Western North Carolina.”

“We are very grateful for State Farm’s support of our radio program; without it it would be difficult for us to provide this community service,” said Celeste Collins. “Money Matters connects our listeners with financial advice and local resources so they can take steps to improve their financial lives. Listeners follow up on the advice by scheduling an appointment with a financial counselor or signing up for a financial education class at OnTrack WNC to take proactive steps toward their financial goals.”
Listen to the February 11, 2012 Money Matters show featuring guest Bill Russell, local State Farm agent, here.


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