*NEW* Invest in Yourself Fall/Winter Schedule

Invest in Yourself Fall/Winter Schedule 2013

You have the power to create a brighter financial future for your family. Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast offers FREE financial education classes on a variety of topics. HFHMGC also offers free one-on-one coaching to help with individual action plans.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Invest in Yourself is a personal finance education and coaching program that uses a variety of group education and individual coaching methods to help participants create a brighter financial future for themselves and their families.

Group Education: IIY offers group courses on a variety of personal finance topics designed to offer participants the basic information and encouragement needed to reach their personal goals.

One-on-One Coaching: IIY also offers free one-on-one coaching to help participants work towards individual goals. Our program specialist will work with each participant as they craft their action plan and offer support and guidance each step of the way.

Cost and Registration: With the exception of Financial Peace University, all classes are currently offered free of charge. All courses are free to the public but registration is required. Please call or email to register. Registrations are accepted on a first come first served basis.

Banking Basics and Money Management ————————————————————————————————–
A great course for those with little experience using banks; this course introduces the basics of opening and maintaining checking and savings accounts. The course addresses the hidden traps of check cashing and payday loans as well as introducing participants to the wide range of free websites available to help better manage their finances in order to reach goals.
Choose from one 2-hour session:

(at HFHMGC offices 2214 34th Street Gulfport, MS)
Wednesday 10/9/13 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Thursday 10/17/13 5:30-7:30 p.m.

(at Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 720 Krebs Ave. Pascagoula, MS)
Tuesday 10/22/13 5:30-7:30 p.m.

How Your Credit History Affects Your Future ————————————————————————————————–
Designed for anyone who would like to better understand the many ways their credit score can affect their future and learn strategies to take control of that future today, this course reviews the four main components that impact credit, what creditors look for making credit decisions, finding and correcting errors on a credit report, and strategies to improve credit.

(at HFHMGC offices 2214 34th Street Gulfport, MS)
Tuesday 11/14/13 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Financial Recovery ————————————————————————————————–
Designed to bring hope to families struggling to recover from a financial setback, this course will equip participants with proactive, practical strategies for getting back on their feet. The objective is to help participants visualize a brighter future and realize that their current financial difficulties don’t have to be permanent.

(at HFHMGC offices 2214 34th Street Gulfport, MS)
Tuesday 12/3/13 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Saving Strategies and Debt Reduction ————————————————————————————————–
Designed for those who want to start saving, but aren’t sure where to start, this course reviews the dangers of spending all we make and the powerful benefits of “paying yourself first.” The course will also review the true cost of goods purchased with credit and how carrying large amounts of consumer debt endangers financial security.

(at HFHMGC offices 2214 34th Street Gulfport, MS)
Thursday 1/9/14 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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