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    • 15 Mar 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport CT
      The goal of this workshop is to help students formulate goals, prioritize spending and develop realistic spending plans.  The instructor offers ideas on simple methods to track spending and maintain better personal records.  You will have the opportunity to discuss how to change the way you use money, as well as look at what are needs versus wants.  You will leave the class with  a budget and action plan.
    • 17 Mar 2012
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, 240 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT (corner of Fairfield Ave and Broad St)

    NOTE: This workshop will be conducted in English and Creole.


    This workshop is geared toward first time home buyers who want to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of home ownership. The instructors will review the following topics:

    • The advantages and disadvantages of home-ownership
    • How working with a Housing Counseling Agency can benefit me
    • Determining how much you can afford prior to shopping for a home
    • The risks and benefits of buying in today's markets
    • Why NOW is the perfect time to buy
    • Short sales and foreclosures
    • Mortgage financing options for the first time home buyers (CHFA, FHA, etc)
    Speakers:
    Beverly Hoppie & Nancy Jean, Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust
    Guy Bocicault, Bocicault Real Estate
    Frantz Jeanty, Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

    Free continental breakfast included.
    • 20 Mar 2012
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • FSW, INC CT 475 CLINTON AVENUE, BRIDGEPORT CT
    A two (2) Part Financial Education Workshop.
      Why you should SAVE, SAVE and SAVE?      

    A free two (2) part financial education class.

    • Learn what Bank on Connecticut can do for you        
    • Get connected to Bank on Connecticut                    
    • You will get the information you need to open a basic  saving or checking account                                 
    • Ever bounce a check? You might be on chex System.  
    • Get the information you need to pull your chex system report and read it. 
    This workshop will give you an overview of the Bank on Connecticut service at FSW, Inc. You will learn about the Basic Banking Orientation and get connected to an        upcoming orientation. At the Basic Banking Orientation, you will learn to open and effectively use an account to   save, pay bills and manage money. Bank on Connecticut participants will have the opportunity to meet with   representatives from the banks and open a safe account.                                                                  

    Part I: Pay Yourself First                                

    Part II: Basic Banking Orientation              

    Spaces are limited MUST register for both classes early 

    • 21 Mar 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • City Hall Annex, 999 Broad St, Bridgeport, CT
    This clinic is open to any homeowner facing foreclosure.

    What is offered:
    • information about the judicial foreclosure and mediation process
    • guidance on how to prepare and what documents to bring to court
    • referrals to housing counseling agencies
    • opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys or law students
    Room location is the OPED Conference Room on the 2nd floor.

    This is made possible through a collaboration between the CT Fair Housing Center and Homes Saved by Faith along with Mayor Bill Finch.


    • 31 Mar 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, 240 Fairfield Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bridgeport, CT
    • 9
    Registration has reached FULL CAPACITY.

    This class is geared toward people who are interested in purchasing their first home.  If the course is completed you will receive a pre-purchase certificate, which may help you find a lower interest rate loan. Instructors will cover the following topics:

    • Advantages & Disadvantages of Homeownership
    • How to establish and maintain a spending plan
    • How to maintain a good credit score
    • How to shop for a home, negotiate the purchase contract, home inspections, and appraisals
    • Overview of a mortgage application, the approval, and closing process
    • Type of home insurance
    • How to protect your home once you make the purchase
    • Foreclosure prevention and avoiding predatory lenders
    Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided.
    • 05 Apr 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT
    Learn benefits of using a bank vs. using check cashing services, Also the steps to opening a checking account, reconciling an account and writing checks.
    • 17 Apr 2012
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • FSW, INC CT 475 CLINTON AVENUE, BRIDGEPORT CT
    A two (2) Part Financial Education Workshop.

                                                 

    Why you should SAVE, SAVE and SAVE?      

    A free two (2) part financial education class.

    • Learn what Bank on Connecticut can do for you        
    • Get connected to Bank on Connecticut                    
    • You will get the information you need to open a basic  saving or checking account                                 
    • Ever bounce a check? You might be on chex System.  
    • Get the information you need to pull your chex system report and read it. 
    This workshop will give you an overview of the Bank on Connecticut service at FSW, Inc. You will learn about the Basic Banking Orientation and get connected to an        upcoming orientation. At the Basic Banking Orientation, you will learn to open and effectively use an account to   save, pay bills and manage money. Bank on Connecticut participants will have the opportunity to meet with   representatives from the banks and open a safe account.                                                                  

    Part I: Pay Yourself First                                

    Part II: Basic Banking Orientation              

    Spaces are limited MUST register for both classes early 

    • 26 Apr 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT
    Learn the use of credit report, how to order, read and repair your credit. Building a credit history via credit cards, and how they can work for and against you.
    • 28 Apr 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, 240 Fairfield Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bridgeport, CT
    • 10
    This class is geared toward people who are interested in purchasing their first home.  If the course is completed you will receive a pre-purchase certificate, which may help you find a lower interest rate loan. Instructors will cover the following topics:

    • Advantages & Disadvantages of Homeownership
    • How to establish and maintain a spending plan
    • How to maintain a good credit score
    • How to shop for a home, negotiate the purchase contract, home inspections, and appraisals
    • Overview of a mortgage application, the approval, and closing process
    • Type of home insurance
    • How to protect your home once you make the purchase
    • Foreclosure prevention and avoiding predatory lenders
    Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided.
    • 15 May 2012
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • FSW, INC CT 475 CLINTON AVENUE, BRIDGEPORT CT
    A two (2) Part Financial Education Workshop.
                                               
    Why you should SAVE, SAVE and SAVE?      

    A free two (2) part financial education class.

    • Learn what Bank on Connecticut can do for you        
    • Get connected to Bank on Connecticut                    
    • You will get the information you need to open a basic  saving or checking account                                 
    • Ever bounce a check? You might be on chex System.  
    • Get the information you need to pull your chex system report and read it. 
    This workshop will give you an overview of the Bank on Connecticut service at FSW, Inc. You will learn about the Basic Banking Orientation and get connected to an        upcoming orientation. At the Basic Banking Orientation, you will learn to open and effectively use an account to   save, pay bills and manage money. Bank on Connecticut participants will have the opportunity to meet with   representatives from the banks and open a safe account.                                                                  

    Part I: Pay Yourself First                                

    Part II: Basic Banking Orientation              

    Spaces are limited MUST register for both classes early 

    • 26 May 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, 240 Fairfield Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bridgeport, CT
    • 10
    This class is geared toward people who are interested in purchasing their first home.  If the course is completed you will receive a pre-purchase certificate, which may help you find a lower interest rate loan. Instructors will cover the following topics:

    • Advantages & Disadvantages of Homeownership
    • How to establish and maintain a spending plan
    • How to maintain a good credit score
    • How to shop for a home, negotiate the purchase contract, home inspections, and appraisals
    • Overview of a mortgage application, the approval, and closing process
    • Type of home insurance
    • How to protect your home once you make the purchase
    • Foreclosure prevention and avoiding predatory lenders
    Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided.
    • 06 Jun 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust. 240 Fairfield Avenue, 3rd Floor. Bridgeport, CT 06604
    Esta clase enseña habilidades y técnicas útiles para planear sus finanzas, y como resulto, se pondrá más confidente sobre su capacidad a vivir de acuerdo con sus posibilidades y cómo manejar emergencias, reducir deuda, y ahorrar para el futuro. Incluye el cuaderno de actividades.



    • 07 Jun 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT
    It is easy to become overwhelmed by debt.  This class will help you recognize different kinds of loan such as a mortgage, credit card debt, and student loans.  After figuring out what you owe, it is important to set up a plan to pay off your debt in a timely and affordable way. The instructor will also help you identify how much loan you are able to afford and whether bankruptcy is an option
    • 14 Jun 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport CT

    What are the benefits and risks of owning a home? Calculate how much house you can afford and how much you need to save in order to buy. Gain insight into what lenders look for during the mortgage application process and review the types of loan available. Other topics to be addressed are: the financial impact of buying vs. renting; historical home prices and real estate fluctuation; and, how much of a down payment you will need.

    • 19 Jun 2012
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • FSW, INC CT 475 CLINTON AVENUE, BRIDGEPORT CT
    A two (2) Part Financial Education Workshop.

                                                 

    Why you should SAVE, SAVE and SAVE?      

    A free two (2) part financial education class.

    • Learn what Bank on Connecticut can do for you        
    • Get connected to Bank on Connecticut                    
    • You will get the information you need to open a basic  saving or checking account                                 
    • Ever bounce a check? You might be on chex System.  
    • Get the information you need to pull your chex system report and read it. 
    This workshop will give you an overview of the Bank on Connecticut service at FSW, Inc. You will learn about the Basic Banking Orientation and get connected to an        upcoming orientation. At the Basic Banking Orientation, you will learn to open and effectively use an account to   save, pay bills and manage money. Bank on Connecticut participants will have the opportunity to meet with   representatives from the banks and open a safe account.                                                                  

    Part I: Pay Yourself First                                

    Part II: Basic Banking Orientation              

    Spaces are limited MUST register for both classes early 

    • 20 Jun 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • City Hall Annex, 999 Broad St, Bridgeport, CT
    This clinic is open to any homeowner facing foreclosure.

    What is offered:
    • information about the judicial foreclosure and mediation process
    • guidance on how to prepare and what documents to bring to court
    • referrals to housing counseling agencies
    • opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys or law students
    Room location is the OPED Conference Room on the 2nd floor.

    This is made possible through a collaboration between the CT Fair Housing Center and Homes Saved by Faith along with Mayor Bill Finch.


    • 30 Jun 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, 240 Fairfield Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bridgeport, CT
    • 10
    This class is geared toward people who are interested in purchasing their first home.  If the course is completed you will receive a pre-purchase certificate, which may help you find a lower interest rate loan. Instructors will cover the following topics:

    • Advantages & Disadvantages of Homeownership
    • How to establish and maintain a spending plan
    • How to maintain a good credit score
    • How to shop for a home, negotiate the purchase contract, home inspections, and appraisals
    • Overview of a mortgage application, the approval, and closing process
    • Type of home insurance
    • How to protect your home once you make the purchase
    • Foreclosure prevention and avoiding predatory lenders
    Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided.
    • 17 Jul 2012
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • FSW, INC CT 475 CLINTON AVENUE, BRIDGEPORT CT
    A two (2) Part Financial Education Workshop.

                                                 

    Why you should SAVE, SAVE and SAVE?      

    A free two (2) part financial education class.

    • Learn what Bank on Connecticut can do for you        
    • Get connected to Bank on Connecticut                    
    • You will get the information you need to open a basic  saving or checking account                                 
    • Ever bounce a check? You might be on chex System.  
    • Get the information you need to pull your chex system report and read it. 
    This workshop will give you an overview of the Bank on Connecticut service at FSW, Inc. You will learn about the Basic Banking Orientation and get connected to an        upcoming orientation. At the Basic Banking Orientation, you will learn to open and effectively use an account to   save, pay bills and manage money. Bank on Connecticut participants will have the opportunity to meet with   representatives from the banks and open a safe account.                                                                  

    Part I: Pay Yourself First                                

    Part II: Basic Banking Orientation              

    Spaces are limited MUST register for both classes early 

    • 28 Jul 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, 240 Fairfield Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bridgeport, CT
    • 10
    This class is geared toward people who are interested in purchasing their first home.  If the course is completed you will receive a pre-purchase certificate, which may help you find a lower interest rate loan. Instructors will cover the following topics:

    • Advantages & Disadvantages of Homeownership
    • How to establish and maintain a spending plan
    • How to maintain a good credit score
    • How to shop for a home, negotiate the purchase contract, home inspections, and appraisals
    • Overview of a mortgage application, the approval, and closing process
    • Type of home insurance
    • How to protect your home once you make the purchase
    • Foreclosure prevention and avoiding predatory lenders
    Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided.
    • 14 Aug 2012
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • FSW, INC CT 475 CLINTON AVENUE, BRIDGEPORT CT
    A two (2) Part Financial Education Workshop.
                                                
    Why you should SAVE, SAVE and SAVE?      

    A free two (2) part financial education class.

    • Learn what Bank on Connecticut can do for you        
    • Get connected to Bank on Connecticut                    
    • You will get the information you need to open a basic  saving or checking account                                 
    • Ever bounce a check? You might be on chex System.  
    • Get the information you need to pull your chex system report and read it. 
    This workshop will give you an overview of the Bank on Connecticut service at FSW, Inc. You will learn about the Basic Banking Orientation and get connected to an        upcoming orientation. At the Basic Banking Orientation, you will learn to open and effectively use an account to   save, pay bills and manage money. Bank on Connecticut participants will have the opportunity to meet with   representatives from the banks and open a safe account.                                                                  

    Part I: Pay Yourself First                                

    Part II: Basic Banking Orientation              

    Spaces are limited MUST register for both classes early 

    • 25 Aug 2012
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, 240 Fairfield Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bridgeport, CT
    • 10
    This class is geared toward people who are interested in purchasing their first home.  If the course is completed you will receive a pre-purchase certificate, which may help you find a lower interest rate loan. Instructors will cover the following topics:

    • Advantages & Disadvantages of Homeownership
    • How to establish and maintain a spending plan
    • How to maintain a good credit score
    • How to shop for a home, negotiate the purchase contract, home inspections, and appraisals
    • Overview of a mortgage application, the approval, and closing process
    • Type of home insurance
    • How to protect your home once you make the purchase
    • Foreclosure prevention and avoiding predatory lenders
    Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided.
    • 16 Oct 2012
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • FSW, INC CT 475 CLINTON AVENUE, BRIDGEPORT CT
    A two (2) Part Financial Education Workshop.
                                              
    Why you should SAVE, SAVE and SAVE?      

    A free two (2) part financial education class.

    • Learn what Bank on Connecticut can do for you        
    • Get connected to Bank on Connecticut                    
    • You will get the information you need to open a basic  saving or checking account                                 
    • Ever bounce a check? You might be on chex System.  
    • Get the information you need to pull your chex system report and read it. 
    This workshop will give you an overview of the Bank on Connecticut service at FSW, Inc. You will learn about the Basic Banking Orientation and get connected to an        upcoming orientation. At the Basic Banking Orientation, you will learn to open and effectively use an account to   save, pay bills and manage money. Bank on Connecticut participants will have the opportunity to meet with   representatives from the banks and open a safe account.                                                                  

    Part I: Pay Yourself First                                

    Part II: Basic Banking Orientation              

    Spaces are limited MUST register for both classes early 

    • 20 Nov 2012
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • FSW, INC CT 475 CLINTON AVENUE, BRIDGEPORT CT
    A two (2) Part Financial Education Workshop.

                                                 

    Why you should SAVE, SAVE and SAVE?      

    A free two (2) part financial education class.

    • Learn what Bank on Connecticut can do for you        
    • Get connected to Bank on Connecticut                    
    • You will get the information you need to open a basic  saving or checking account                                 
    • Ever bounce a check? You might be on chex System.  
    • Get the information you need to pull your chex system report and read it. 
    This workshop will give you an overview of the Bank on Connecticut service at FSW, Inc. You will learn about the Basic Banking Orientation and get connected to an        upcoming orientation. At the Basic Banking Orientation, you will learn to open and effectively use an account to   save, pay bills and manage money. Bank on Connecticut participants will have the opportunity to meet with   representatives from the banks and open a safe account.                                                                  

    Part I: Pay Yourself First                                

    Part II: Basic Banking Orientation              

    Spaces are limited MUST register for both classes early 

    • 18 Dec 2012
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    • FSW, INC CT 475 CLINTON AVENUE, BRIDGEPORT CT
    A two (2) Part Financial Education Workshop.

                                                 

    Why you should SAVE, SAVE and SAVE?      

    A free two (2) part financial education class.

    • Learn what Bank on Connecticut can do for you        
    • Get connected to Bank on Connecticut                    
    • You will get the information you need to open a basic  saving or checking account                                 
    • Ever bounce a check? You might be on chex System.  
    • Get the information you need to pull your chex system report and read it. 
    This workshop will give you an overview of the Bank on Connecticut service at FSW, Inc. You will learn about the Basic Banking Orientation and get connected to an        upcoming orientation. At the Basic Banking Orientation, you will learn to open and effectively use an account to   save, pay bills and manage money. Bank on Connecticut participants will have the opportunity to meet with   representatives from the banks and open a safe account.                                                                  

    Part I: Pay Yourself First                                

    Part II: Basic Banking Orientation              

    Spaces are limited MUST register for both classes early 

 
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