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Community Connection to hold financial workshops

Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pathfinder Community Connections, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will be holding a series of workshops focused on overall financial wellness with an emphasis on building and improving credit scores beginning Wednesday, February 2 in Huntington. This workshop series has five different two hour sessions intended for everybody in the community who would like to improve their financial situation. Workshops will take place at Pathfinder Community Connections located at 2824 Theater Avenue in Huntington.

Each workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the dates listed below, and topics for each session include:

- Wednesday, February 2: Financial Planning in Easy Steps,
- Wednesday, February 9: Purdue Extension’s: “Where Does Your Money Go?”,
- Wednesday, February 16: All About Credit Scores & Reports. Receive Yours for Free,
- Wednesday, February 23: Dream: Goal Setting & Banking Information,
- Wednesday, March 2: Energize It. Saving Tips, Insurance, Taxes and Consumer Rights

Each workshop costs $10 and registration is required. Space is limited so please call today. To register please contact Martina Young at Pathfinder Community Connections at (260) 356-0521 ext. 3212 or e-mail her at myoung@pathfinderservices.org.

Everyone who attends all five workshops will be entered into a chance to win a $50 gift card. Additionally there is an opportunity to qualify for a choice of incentives after completing all five workshops.  Participants may be eligible to receive up to $300 from Pathfinder Community Connections to open a matched savings account at a local bank.  Participants may also be eligible to receive up to a $300 loan with a local financial institution regardless of credit history. Certain restrictions apply to the above offers.

“We are very fortunate to continue to be able to offer this financial fitness program to educate the community on the importance of improving credit and increasing financial stability,” stated Natalie Fisher, Homeownership Education Coordinator for Pathfinder Community Connections. “Our last class in Huntington had four people complete the course and they found ways to improve their credit scores and continue along the path towards financial fitness. This is the first key to becoming successful homeowners and we are happy to help families through the process,” Fisher concluded.

These workshops are made possible through grants received from NeighborWorks America, Lake City Bank, PNC Bank, and State Farm Insurance.