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Community Connections receives donation

Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012

Pathfinder Community Connections, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, received a $2,400 donation from Lake City Bank. The donation will be used for Pathfinder’s financial fitness program.

Paula Whiting, assistant vice president for Lake City Bank in Huntington, presented the check to Natalie Fisher, home buyer education coordinator for Pathfinder Community Connections at the Pathfinder North Campus in Huntington.

The donation allows for Pathfinder Community Connections to continue offering financial fitness workshops to potential homeowners concerning financial planning in easy steps covering topics such as why financial planning is important, self-assessment, how to set and achieve financial goals and improve financial management practices.

The wise use of credit is also discussed including how to receive a free credit report. Other topics include credit danger signs, how credit reporting works, achieving a healthier credit score, solving common credit reporting errors and problems and how much credit is too much.

Being a responsible consumer is developed through discussing bank products and services, household record keeping, predatory lending and practices and financial health and net worth. Participants are also instructed to focus on the future by discussing effective couponing and other money saving tips, why insurance is important, tax credits and deductions, celebrating success and the next steps toward financial fitness.

“We are thankful to Lake City Bank for their continued support of our financial fitness program which continues to help families in our community,” stated Fisher. She continued, “The donation from Lake City Bank allows us to fill a great need in the community of educating potential homeowners on what it takes to own a home and improving their financial fitness.”

For upcoming financial fitness workshops contact Natalie Fisher at (260) 356-0521, ext. 3213 or e-mail nfisher@pathfinderservices.org.

The photo above shows Paula Whiting (left), assistant vice president of Lake City Bank, presenting a check for $2,400 to Natalie Fisher of Pathfinder Community Connections.