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Community Connections receives donation

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012

Pathfinder Community Connections, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, received a $600 donation from Lake City Bank to be used for their 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.

The donation allows for Pathfinder Community Connections to continue offering financial fitness workshops which work with potential homeowners on the following topics: Financial planning in easy steps by discussing: why financial planning is important, self-assessment, how to set and achieve financial goals and improving financial management practices. Financial fitness workshops also include the wise use of credit and allow participants to receive their credit report for free. Discussing 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 are also discussed.

Being a responsible consumer by discussing bank products and services, household record keeping, predatory lending and practices, and your financial health and net worth are a part of financial fitness. Also included is a focus on the future by discussing: effective couponing and other moneysaving tips, why is insurance important, tax credits and deductions, celebrating your success and next steps towards 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. “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,” she continued.

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

Shown in the photo is Natalie Fisher, left, of Pathfinder Community Connections receiving a check for $600 from Paula Whiting of Lake City Bank.