Friday, September 13, 2013

Free financial education workshops at the Tualatin Library in October

Want to overcome stress about your finances? Are you interested in getting in control of your money? Come to one or all of the financial education classes at the Tualatin Library and take action! No registration is required and the workshops are free!

Part 1: Making Ends Meet
Saturday, October 5, 10:30am-12:30pm
Feel like you’re always struggling to make ends meet? In this class you will think about your values and priorities, decide how to juggle income to cover expenses and learn valuable tools and strategies to make an immediate, positive impact on your financial situation.

Part 2: Budgeting and Saving
Saturday, October 12, 10:30am-12:30pm
You may have heard that sticking to a budget and saving money will help you weather the shock of an unexpected expense, but it can seem impossible when time and money are limited. Learn the tools you need so that budgeting and saving is within your reach.

Part 3: Hands on Banking
Saturday, October 19, 10:30am-12:30pm
Do your current methods of managing income and paying bills not work for you? Do you frequently owe fees that you find confusing and expensive? Join us for this exploration of banks, credit unions and the services they offer. We’ll discuss various ways in which having an account at a bank or credit union can help—or hurt—your personal finances. You’ll come away with a clear picture of what services might be right for you.

Part 4: Building, Repairing & Protecting Credit

Saturday, October 26, 10:30am-12:30pm
Good credit is crucial for financial success, but what does it mean to have good credit? What can be done if you have poor credit or no credit history at all? We will explore the basic components of a credit report and discuss what you can do to address inaccurate or damaging items. Discover steps you can take when turned down for credit and information about your rights related to credit.