Financial education classes aimed at women

DOWNEY - Downey Federal Credit Union, in partnership with the city of Downey and Springboard, a non-profit consumer credit service, is again sponsoring five free financial education workshops tailored just for women.The series is titled PEARLS (Preserving, Earning and Acquiring Real Life Skills) and workshops will be held at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The workshops will be presented in English, but take-home reference materials will be available in English or Spanish. A description and schedule of the workshops follow: Sept. 28 - The Power of Paycheck Planning: Learn how to budget your paycheck before you spend it. Oct. 5 - Understanding Your Credit Report: Learn what is on your credit report and how a credit score is calculated to help you make wise borrowing decisions. Oct. 12 - The Wise Use of Credit: Tips on how to build and manage a solid foundation for your financial future. Oct. 19 - Road Map to Financial Freedom: Shows you how to build a debt management plan, enabling you to consolidate and pay back debt. Oct. 26 - Identity Theft and Awareness: Learn how to protect yourself from this growing crime offline and online, and where to go for help if you are a victim. Women are encouraged to attend all five workshops or to choose which of the workshops they would like to attend. No childcare is provided. To RSVP, call (562) 862-8141, ext. 240, or send an email to Women who complete all five workshops receive a certificate of completion from Springboard. "The workshops are open to all community members, and we encourage everyone to take advantage of our free workshops and educational materials to establish healthy financial management skills," said Barbara Lamberth, president and CEO of the credit union.

********** Published: September 08, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 21