Basic Money Management

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Young woman and financial coachBasic Money Management

Basic Money Management is a financial literacy program designed to strengthen your money management skills by providing tools to help with budgeting, credit and debt issues. Participants will gain an understanding of the key components of successful money management and will be provided with useful financial resources and opportunities. This education is geared to the diverse needs of women across the life cycle.

In this course you will learn how to:

  1. Develop a spending plan: Set financial goals, develop a budget/spending plan and savings strategies.
  2. Manage credit and debt: Understand your credit report and improve your credit score.
  3. Build a secure financial future: Banking opportunities, savings options and avoid predatory practices.

Participants must commit to complete the entire course consisting of 2 modules, which generally occur over two consecutive evenings at YWCA. Basic Money Management classes are available in both English and Spanish.

Do you need assistance with childcare or transportation to attend this workshop? We can help! Contact Fabiola Alfonso in advance to learn more. **Aug. 25, 2020 update: please note that childcare and transportation vouchers are unavailable for virtual programming.

Questions? Contact Financial Education Specialist Fabiola Alfonso or call 847-864-8445 for further information.

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YWCA Financial Education Specialist with a smiling client
I see clients come to the first class stressed. Then at the end of the class they are much more relaxed. We have a graduation after the course and when they receive their portfolio and their certificate of completion they have a different attitude toward finances and they celebrate and they are more hopeful that they can achieve the financial goals they have. 
Fabiola Alfonso (left), with a participant