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FINANCIAL FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM
The Financial Foundations Program is a free program that was created to help low to moderate-income individuals build a strong foundation of financial education, grow their wealth, and achieve financial freedom. It includes an 8-session course that will cover topics such as budgeting, taxes, loans, and more. After the course, participants will be paired with an expert mentor who will help them make a plan to achieve their financial goals.
This course will be held online or in-person at no cost. We are asking for members of the community like you to volunteer as guest lecturers or mentors.
Over the time of each course, instructors will review a wide variety of topics about personal finance. Our goal is to make sure each participant finishes the program with a strong foundation of knowledge when it comes to dealing with money.
Learn how to create a realistic and achievable budget to work towards financial freedom, as well as the basics of investing to help you build your wealth for years to come.
Learn about the importance of your credit history and how to improve your credit score, how to minimize and avoid bad debt, and how to plan for a debt-free future.
Learn about the options available to you regarding filing your taxes, as well as how to maximize your credits and avoid overpaying.
Learn the basics of how to open a checking account, what options are available to you, and how to safely manage your accounts online.
Learn about the basics of insurance, what types of coverage are available and recommended for you, as well as how to properly utilize insurance should the need arise.
Learn about the dangers and potential financial pitfalls you could encounter, as well as strategies to plan for and avoid these risks.
Learn how your behaviors, the behaviors of those around you, and your environment shape your perceptions of money, as well as determine what financial freedom and wealth mean to you