The BIMA Summer Sizzler is the must-attend networking event for marketing and media professionals.
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Museum of Science
The Fierce Urgency of Now Festival brings Boston’s diverse young professionals together with business leaders, organizations and their peers to build connection, advance careers and ignite positive change.
This is an opportunity to meet the Chamber staff as you learn how to leverage your Chamber benefits effectively to meet your goals through our offerings.
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Our Boston’s Future Leaders (BFL) program provides emerging leaders with a socially conscious and civically engaged leadership toolkit, as well as the opportunity to apply their knowledge through experiential assignments.
We are now recruiting for our 2022 fall DEI cohort! We hope you’ll join us in our mission to increase DEI fluency and change in the Boston business community – starting with you.
Our Women’s Leadership Program enables you to take your leadership to the next level by arming you with the most in-demand leadership toolkit.
Our Economic Inclusion Committee provides strategic support around research, policies, and programs that are focused on building equal opportunity.
We are developing an ecosystem of corporations and partners with the influence and buying power to transform economic inclusion for minority business enterprises (MBEs).
City Awake empowers young professionals in a variety of ways that encourages these rising leaders to stay invested in the region’s future success.
BIMA (the Boston Interactive Media Association) serves a vibrant community of like-minded professionals from agencies, brands, publishers, and ad-tech companies with business interests in the New England market.
For more than 25 years, the Chamber’s Women’s Network has connected female professionals of all background and career levels. Today, our Women’s Network is the largest in New England, strengthening the professional networks of women each year.
Through MITX (the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange), we’re building valuable connections between the people and ideas behind technology and its impact on the future of customer experiences, all to create a community that’s finding tomorrow’s solutions together.
We support small business through public policy initiatives, events designed to connect small businesses in Greater Boston to their peers and established business leaders, professional development offerings, and free small business advising.
Explore our mission and values to better understand how we are leading the business community forward.
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What does financial literacy even mean? Financial literacy is the confluence of financial, credit, debt management, and the knowledge that is necessary to make financially responsible decisions—decisions that are integral to our everyday lives. A strong foundation of financial literacy can help support various life goals, such as saving for education or retirement, using debt responsibly, and running a business. There are various ways to improve your financial literacy (like creating a budget and sticking to it), but one area to specifically focus on is credit cards.
According to a recent survey by the Federal Reserve Bank, there are about 1.06 billion credit cards in use in the United States, with over 70% of people having at least one credit card. Roughly 14% of Americans have at least 10 credit cards! Obviously, they are a great tool when used properly. When used responsibly, credit cards can be a safe and convenient way to pay for purchases or household expenses. Credit cards can help you increase your credit score and get a better rate when applying for other loans. There are several credit card programs out there for first timers with little to no credit history, making them great options to build credit. However, it is easy to get in trouble when used irresponsibly. Credit card users that overspend can quickly find themselves paying interest on owed debt or even unable to pay off their balances.
So, how can you ensure you are using credit cards responsibly? The below tips on smart credit card usage were provided by Hands on Banking, a public service offered by Wells Fargo.
For more tips to improve your financial literacy this month, visit https://handsonbanking.org/resources or How Can I Lower My Credit Card Interest Rates? (enrich.org) to learn more!
Hands on Banking is a free, non-commercial financial education program that teaches people in various stages of life about the basics of responsible money management.
Our guest blogs are written and produced by organizations within our membership. They are not intended to reflect the views nor opinions of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.