Has managing your money always puzzled you? If you've ever wanted to learn more about money management, we have the class for you!
It is time again for our Money Wise course. This course provides students with the practical tools and information to make economic decisions and improve their financial situation. Over the course of 7 weeks participants, instructors and guest speakers discuss the following topics: income and debt, expenses and tracking, setting and saving toward goals, practical economics, financial record keeping, predatory lending, establishing and repairing credit, conscientious consuming and savings and investment options. The Money Wise course is open to all community members.
Class meets on Monday evenings for seven weeks from 6:00pm-8:30pm, starting on January 23rd. Cost is determined on a sliding fee scale ($20-$100), a light vegetarian dinner is provided.
Alternatives FCU upstairs classroom: 125 N. Fulton Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
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My IDA [Individual Development Account] experience was just incredible. I saved a few bucks every week and after a year, I had a savings account with $3,000 in it! And I'm glad that the MoneyWise class was required, because it really helped me develop a healthier relationship with money. So many of the skills I learned in class seemed so obvious, but I never thought/knew how to do them until we went over them in class. For example, tracking my spending made a HUGE difference in how I now spend money. Also, the exercises in the beginning when we explored our relationships with money - I discovered I'm a carefree, spirited, impulsive spender. It helps to put a name on things.
After accruing thousands of dollars in debt from student loans from when I was an undergraduate, I was determined to do all I could to stay out of debt for when I continued my education. The IDA really helped. I feel so much better prepared to build equity and save for my future. Thanks, Alternatives!
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