Using a curriculum created by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), we provide financial education with a goal to help individuals develop financial skills including budgeting, saving, and credit management.
Check out the financial education classes below, and sign-up today to begin your path to financial well-being!
Reserve your seat for an upcoming class HERE.
Budgeting 101 is a 45-minute long, while the Money Smart classes are between 1.5 and 2 hours.
Budgeting 101 – Combines the Money Smart budgeting class with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Your Money Your Goals tools. You will learn how to track and prioritize spending, strategies to reduce expenses and increase income, and how to use a cash-flow budget or other budgeting tool.
Pay Yourself First – Helps you understand the importance of saving money and learn strategies to save. Describes savings and investment options.
Keep it Safe – Helps you understand your rights as a consumer; learn to avoid scams, predatory lending, and identity theft; helps you plan for financial emergencies and identify your insurance needs.
To Your Credit – Helps you understand a credit report and how it is used, emphasizing the importance of building and maintaining a good credit history. Helps you learn to order a completely free credit report, read a credit report, and repair or build credit.
Charge It Right – Helps you identify the characteristics of credit cards, learn to shop for and use a credit card responsibly, and describe the costs and potential problems with credit card use.
Interested in another topic?
Contact Community Action Financial Well-Being staff to request one of the following classes:
Bank On It – Introduces you to the services banks offer and how to open an account.
Borrowing Basics – Helps you decide when and how to use credit, how to use credit appropriately, and what forms of credit best suit your needs.
Check It Out – Helps you identify the benefits of using a bank versus a check-cashing service; describe types of checking accounts, how to open a checking account, write checks, use ATM and debit cards, keep records for a checking account, and reconcile a checking account.
Loan to Own – Helps you understand the characteristics of consumer installment loans and determine which loans are best for your needs.
Want to Know More?
If you would like to know more about Community Action's Financial Education services, please contact:
Financial Well-Being Administrator