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Upcoming events

    • 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
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • NEON, Inc., 165 Flax Hill Rd., 3rd Fl., Norwalk, CT 06854
    • 15

    One of the essential tools that can help you reach your financial goals is credit management.  When credit is used wisely it can be a part of your plan to reach your major long term goals. Also, the class will talk about predatory lending and how it can hurt your credit.


    Presenter:  Sheryle McMillan, Money Management Intl.



      

    • 21 Mar 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • United Way of West Central CT, 200 Main Street, Bristol, CT
    • 15
    This class will discuss the following:
    -  setting goals and priorities to help you toward your financial destination
    -  Managing income and expenses with a spending plan
    -  Using credit wisely

    Questions, please call the United Way offices
     at (860) 582-9559



    • 27 Mar 2012
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, 223 Broad Street New Britain, CT 06053
    This program is designed to help very low to moderate income individuals understand basic financial services, develop money management skills, and learn how to use banking services effectively.

    Topics include:
    • Bank On It: Bank Services
    • Money Matters: How to keep track of your money
    • Pay Yourself First: Why you should save, save, save
    • To Your Credit: How your credit history will affect your credit future
    • Your Own Home: What is homeownership all about?
    • 05 Apr 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury, 161 North Main Street, Waterbury CT 06702

    Topics Include:

    • Building and re-establishing credit
    • Finding your financial personality
    • Increasing savings- what, when and where
    • Borrowing basics
    • Making a plan
    Instructor: Owen Quinn, Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury

    Call (203) 753-1896 x10 to register

    • 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.
    • 16 Apr 2012
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Co-opportunity, 20 - 28 Sergeant Street Hartford, CT 06105

    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 financial action plan.

    • 24 Apr 2012
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, 223 Broad Street New Britain, CT 06053
    This program is designed to help very low to moderate income individuals understand basic financial services, develop money management skills, and learn how to use banking services effectively.

    Topics include:
    • Bank On It: Bank Services
    • Money Matters: How to keep track of your money
    • Pay Yourself First: Why you should save, save, save
    • To Your Credit: How your credit history will affect your credit future
    • Your Own Home: What is homeownership all about?
    • 03 May 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury, 161 North Main Street, Waterbury CT 06702

    Topics Include:

    • Building and re-establishing credit
    • Finding your financial personality
    • Increasing savings- what, when and where
    • Borrowing basics
    • Making a plan
    Instructor: Owen Quinn, Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury
    Call (203) 753-1896 x10 to register

    • 03 May 2012
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Faifield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT
    One of the essential tools that can help you reach your financial goals is your credit management. Learn how to use credit wisely and how it can be a part of your
    • 22 May 2012
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, 223 Broad Street New Britain, CT 06053
    This program is designed to help very low to moderate income individuals understand basic financial services, develop money management skills, and learn how to use banking services effectively.

    Topics include:
    • Bank On It: Bank Services
    • Money Matters: How to keep track of your money
    • Pay Yourself First: Why you should save, save, save
    • To Your Credit: How your credit history will affect your credit future
    • Your Own Home: What is homeownership all about?
    • 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 - 9:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury, 161 North Main Street, Waterbury CT 06702

    Topics Include:

    • Building and re-establishing credit
    • Finding your financial personality
    • Increasing savings- what, when and where
    • Borrowing basics
    • Making a plan
    Instructor: Owen Quinn, Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury
    Call (203) 753-1896 x10 to register

    • 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.

    • 26 Jun 2012
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, 223 Broad Street New Britain, CT 06053
    This program is designed to help very low to moderate income individuals understand basic financial services, develop money management skills, and learn how to use banking services effectively.

    Topics include:
    • Bank On It: Bank Services
    • Money Matters: How to keep track of your money
    • Pay Yourself First: Why you should save, save, save
    • To Your Credit: How your credit history will affect your credit future
    • Your Own Home: What is homeownership all about?

 
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