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Empowering Communities: Rathbun Insurance’s Commitment to Financial Literacy/Participation in Cristo Rey Community Center’s Economic Empowerment Forum

Today, Rathbun Insurance had the privilege of attending the Cristo Rey Community Center’s Economic Empowerment Forum, an event that shed light on crucial issues surrounding financial empowerment. David Finkbeiner, Rathbun’s President and Insurance Producer, alongside Laura Stoken, Chief Operating Officer, and Producer Darren Bardell, were honored to be part of this insightful discussion.

The forum, graced by esteemed speakers including Becky O'Connell from Lake Trust Credit Union and Joe Garcia from Cristo Rey Community Center, showcased a new and promising partnership with St. Vincent Catholic Charities of Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties. Additionally, the event tackled the perils of payday lending, with Dallas Lenear of Project GREEN sharing poignant stories of individuals affected by predatory financial practices.

State Rep. Abraham Aiyash also took the stage to discuss legislative solutions, highlighting a house bill aimed at reforming the fee structure for payday lenders—a crucial step towards protecting vulnerable communities from exploitative financial practices.

At Rathbun Insurance, we recognize the integral role insurance plays in the broader financial landscape. Our presence at events like the Cristo Rey Community Center’s Economic Empowerment Forum underscores our commitment to being active participants in conversations surrounding financial literacy and empowerment.

We believe that education is key to empowering individuals to make informed financial decisions. By actively engaging with our community and listening to their needs, we aim to develop educational resources that are not only relevant but also impactful. Through these efforts, we aspire to equip individuals with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate their financial futures confidently.

As we move forward, Rathbun Insurance remains dedicated to serving our community by providing invaluable resources and support. We understand that by working together, we can create a more financially resilient and empowered society—one where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.