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Manage Your Money Today, Secure Your Finances Tomorrow

Facilitated by Anna E. Cabral, AARP Brand Ambassador for Family Finance, and
Andres Castillo, Project Manager for Social Impact

Wednesday, November 17, 1 pm (east)

Click here to register. Space is limited. Cost is free.

This comprehensive financial session will focus on the following:

  • To promote financial literacy in all communities, including diverse communities, to help people learn how to manage their money and achieve short and long term financial security.
  • To educate participants on the tools, strategies and resources available to empower them to achieve short and long term financial security.
  • To empower participants to take control of their financial health by trimming debt, increasing savings, managing their finances and living and retiring comfortably.

The session will also provide participants with tips for retirement planning, personal finance and financial literacy with an emphasis on addressing positive financial strategies and practices that can improve Latinos savings and net worth.

Anna E. Cabral
Anna E. Cabral, Family Finance Manager

Anna Cabral, a second-generation, Mexican-American, served as United States Treasurer from 2004-2009. As U.S. Treasurer, Cabral served as the Department’s spokesperson in efforts to provide financial guidance to families and increase financial literacy across the country, including home foreclosure prevention, and identity theft prevention. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, she helped to share tools and information with those affected, so they could rebuild and manage their financial well-being. She also helped create and launch a new Federal Commission on Financial Literacy, established by the White House, which brought both private and public leaders together to advance financial education and understanding in every segment of society, from the very young to our senior citizens.

Cabral learned the integral role that education plays for a successful life at a young age. She credits her high school math teacher for helping her understand the importance of investing in education by convincing her to pursue higher education and helping her find scholarship money to go to college. This sparked a lifetime interest in education that led to a Master's degree from Harvard University and most recently, a juris doctorate from George Mason University in 2008. Despite a heavy work schedule and numerous speaking engagements as U.S. Treasurer, she was inspired by her mother who returned to school at age 52 to get her diploma.

Cabral currently serves as Unit Chief for Stakeholder Communications within the External Relations Division of the Inter-American Development Bank. Her prior work experience includes serving as Executive Staff Director for the United States Senate Republican Conference Task Force on Hispanic Affairs, Deputy Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, President and CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility and Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Latino Initiatives.

More recently, Cabral has taken on a new role as the Family Finance Ambassador for AARP, the world’s largest member organization for people 50 plus. Her mission is to provide advice on achieving financial security and a successful, well-rounded life. Additionally, in-culture Spanish outreach will offer tips on saving and other financial guidance especially designed for Latinos 50 plus and their families.

Anna E. Cabral
Andrés Castillo

Andrés Castillo is responsible for developing and executing national and state level consumer-focused campaigns for AARP. His area of expertise is financial security and he is currently leading AARP’s educational campaigns on investor protection. He also spearheads the team’s work in serving AARP’s Hispanic membership. He joined the Financial Security team in 2004 after beginning his AARP career in the NY state office. Prior to joining AARP, he worked for Chase Manhattan Bank as a financial analyst. He holds an MBA from Thunderbird, The Graduate School of Global Management, and a BS from Binghamton University.