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V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs to Host Seminars on Financial Literacy in May

Director of the Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs Patrick Farrell (file photo)

The Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs will be hosting a series of seminars geared towards financial literacy during May. Collaborating with Veterans Affairs on a range of financial topics will be First Bank VI, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Strategy Group.

  1. Savings and Budgeting – Presented by Charlene Brown Reid, First Bank St. Thomas/St. John, District Manager
  • Wednesday, May 15, at 5:30 p.m.
  1. Importance of Credit – Presented by Miguel Farrington, First Bank AVP/ Installment Lending Manager
  • Wednesday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m.
  1. Homeownership/Understanding Your Mortgage – Presented by Dina Perry-Malone, First Bank VP/ USVI Market Manager
  • Wednesday, May 29, at 5:30 p.m.
  1. Homeownership Assistance Program – Presented by Mone’t Francis Gardner, Housing Finance Authority

VA Loan Guaranty Program – Presented by Mark Connors, U.S. Department of VA Lender Liaison

  • Wednesday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m.

Veterans and their family members are welcomed and encouraged to participate and gain financial knowledge that can possibly assist them with meeting their financial goals and their homeownership goals.

In an attempt to make these seminars available to as many veterans and their family members as possible, the seminars will be available virtually. Login information is as follows:


Meeting ID: 841 9959 1473

Passcode: 974539

If there are any questions, contact the Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs Office at 774-8387 or 773-8387.

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