Gulfport, MS (January 29, 2015) – Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast (HFHMGC) will be presenting a workshop titled Financial Foundations. Designed as an interactive two hour course that addresses attendees’ emotional relationship with money and calls them to take immediate action to improve their financial futures.  The course will highlight the importance of building savings, developing a spending plan, and reducing debt.  Attendees will have access to free one on one coaching for encouragement and support in applying each of the foundations.  The course was designed and is being presented in conjunction with brightpeak financial, a new division of Thrivent Financial, a faith-based, not-for-profit founded more than a century ago. brightpeak financial aims to help families and communities thrive and become more resilient.

There is no cost to attend Financial Foundations, but registration is required.

DATE:  Tuesday, February 3, 2015

TIME:  5:30 – 7:30 pm

LOCATION:  Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast offices at 2214 – 34th Street, Gulfport, MS  39501

REGISTRATION: Contact Tomesha Thompson, Education and Outreach Specialist at  or call 228-678-9124.  Pre-registration is required.

Financial Foundations is part of HFHMGC’s INVEST IN YOURSELF program to help motivated individuals and families achieve personal financial goals beyond homeownership. INVEST IN YOURSELF is a personal finance education and counseling program designed to equip individuals with the tools needed to reclaim control of their finances.  Courses and counseling cover a variety of topics including credit repair, developing a family savings & spending plan, rental counseling, foreclosure prevention, and much more.  Through an array of seminars, workshops and one-on-one counseling, participants will have the opportunity to learn valuable financial management skills and work with a Habitat program specialist to craft their own individualized action plan.