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NAPAC to offer financial empowerment seminar

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Association for the Preservation of Afro-American Culture is hoping to help people stretch their dollars with a financial seminar.

NAPAC Museum Director Darrell White said the financial empowerment seminar is part of the museum’s calendar of events in honor of Black History Month.

The seminar is replacing the black history parade, which White said he had been working to bring back to Natchez.

“Rising costs have gotten in the way of being able to put (the parade) on, with insurance being the biggest cost” White said. “Economic hardships affect us all, and it has affected the parade.”

White said he hopes the financial seminar, which will include presentations from professionals, will help alleviate financial hardships local residents are facing.

“Everyone could use a little help in making their dollar go a little further,” White said. “In these tough economic times, I think any advice on saving money or making your money work better for you is going to be beneficial.”

The seminar will include presentations on planning for retirement, mortgages, real estate investment, insurance and other topics.

The seminar is a partnership of the Coalition of 100 Black Women and Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

The free seminar is from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at the museum. No registration is required.