Teens learn about the importance of budgeting at a free workshop hosted by Rhinebeck Bank and United Way on March 13th

On Wednesday, March 13that 5:00 pm, Rhinebeck Bank and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will copresent a financial literacy workshop on Basic Budgeting for Youth. Brandi L. Rider, Associate Vice President and Business Banking Officer at Rhinebeck Bank, will discuss how teens can learn budgeting skills that will get them on the right road to success and plan for a financially stable future. The workshop, designed for teens aged 13-18, will be held in Family Partnership Center’s Lateef Islam Auditorium (29 N. Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY). Refreshments will be served. 

“The importance of learning how to manage your personal finances sets the foundation for a successful future,” noted Jamie J. Bloom, Chief Operating Officer at Rhinebeck Bank.  “We are honored to have this opportunity to partner with United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region to help educate teens in our area about prudent budgeting skills.”

“Getting a headstart on budgeting can help teens plan for a financially stable future. High school seniors scored an average of 48% on a recent financial literacy exam, according to Youth.gov. This shows a a strong need for more comprehensive financial education for teens,” according to Patrick DeLeon, United Way’s Financial Empowerment VISTA. 

Presenter Brandi L. Rider has worked at Rhinebeck Bank for over 17 years. She has held numerous positions within the bank which has given her extensive knowledge and understanding of retail and commercial products and services. Currently, she holds the position of Assistant Vice President, Business Banking Officer in which she provides assistance and guidance regarding Cash Management Products, Online and Mobile Banking, Remote Deposit Products and Merchant Services to existing and prospective commercial clients. 

Additionally, Brandi is actively involved in the community where she is a volunteer for several not for profit organizations. She serves on the Board of Directors at Dutchess Outreach as well as the Chair of the Volunteer Committee for Dutchess Outreach. In 2017, she was a Loaned Executive for United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and led the campaign for Rhinebeck Bank. In 2014, Brandi graduated from Leadership Dutchess and has since become the Chair of the annual Pig Skins and Pints event, benefiting the Chamber Foundation. She was a 2017 award recipient of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 40 under 40 Award.

To register for the Basic Budeting for Youth workshop, go to www.uwdor.org/register-mar13. For more information, go to www.uwdor.org. Follow us on Twitter: @UWDOR, friend us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/uwdorand #LiveUnited.