Financial Capabilities

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EDUCATION, COACHING, COUNSELING

The UEDC Financial Capabilities Workshops are in place to help you learn the basics of handling money and finances, including creating positive relationship with financial institutions, understanding credit, as well as wealth building, estate planning, and starting your own business.

Improving Financial Capabilities fosters financial stability for individuals and for entire communities. Poor financial decisions can result in years of financial pain. The more you know about credit and banking services, the more likely they are to make informed decisions on money matters, save money, and improve their financial health and well being. These workshops help you build financial knowledge, develop financial confidence, become more money-savvy, and use banking services effectively.

SCHEDULE:

OCTOBER
  • MONEY MATTERS   October 19, 2017; 6pm – 8pm          One of the first steps to financial security is planning and following through on a personal spending plan or budget. Budgeting is about choices—choosing how to make money and choosing how to spend money.After completing this workshop, you will be able to:
    • List the steps for setting financial goals
    • Track daily spending habits
    • Prepare a spending plan to estimate monthly income and expenses
    • Identify ways to decrease spending
    • Identify ways to increase income
    • Identify spending plan tools that will help you manage your bills

     

    TO YOUR CREDIT   October 26, 2017; 6pm – 8pm         

    The To Your Credit Workshop will help enhance your understanding of the value of credit and the need to maintaining a good credit history. This training will help you understand your credit report and assist you in building a positive credit history.

    After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

    • Define credit
    • Explain why credit is important
    • Describe the purpose of a credit report and how it is used
    • Order a copy of your credit report
    • Read and analyze your credit report to determine if you are ready to apply for credit
    • Differentiate between good and bad credit
    • Describe the implications of good and bad credit scores
    • Identify ways to build and repair your credit history
    • Recognize how to correct errors on your credit report
    • Recognize how to guard against identity theft
NOVEMBER

FINANCIAL RECOVERY   November 2, 2017; 6pm – 8pm       

Whether you are experiencing financial difficulties for the first time or you have experienced ongoing financial problems, this workshop will provide you with the steps you can take to develop a financial recovery plan and rebuild your credit.

After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Assess your current financial situation
  • Identify ways to increase income and decrease and prioritize expenses
  • Develop a financial recovery plan
  • Identify steps to successfully implement a financial recovery plan
  • Recognize how to guard against credit repair scams
  • Identify timeframes to review and adjust your financial recovery plan

 

KEEP IT SAFE   November 9, 2017; 6pm – 8pm       

 

START A SMALL BUSINESS OR SIDE HUSTLE   November 16, 2017; 6pm – 8pm     

 

ESTATE PLANNING   November 30, 2017; 6pm – 8pm

 

DECEMBER

WEALTH BUILDING   December 7, 2017; 6pm – 8pm        

 

MONEY MATTERS   December 14, 2017; 6pm – 8pm      

One of the first steps to financial security is planning and following through on a personal spending plan or budget. Budgeting is about choices—choosing how to make money and choosing how to spend money.

After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • List the steps for setting financial goals
  • Track daily spending habits
  • Prepare a spending plan to estimate monthly income and expenses
  • Identify ways to decrease spending
  • Identify ways to increase income
  • Identify spending plan tools that will help you manage your bills

 

TO YOUR CREDIT   December 21, 2017; 6pm – 8pm      

The To Your Credit Workshop will help enhance your understanding of the value of credit and the need to maintaining a good credit history. This training will help you understand your credit report and assist you in building a positive credit history.

After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Define credit
  • Explain why credit is important
  • Describe the purpose of a credit report and how it is used
  • Order a copy of your credit report
  • Read and analyze your credit report to determine if you are ready to apply for credit
  • Differentiate between good and bad credit
  • Describe the implications of good and bad credit scores
  • Identify ways to build and repair your credit history
  • Recognize how to correct errors on your credit report
  • Recognize how to guard against identity theft

 

 

 

Important Information:

  • Workshop Fee: $10 per Workshop; Any 2 Workshop for $15; Any 6 Workshops for $50:
  • Pre-registration is required. Call 301/505-0331 TO REGISTER
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