Attend our Free Money Smart Classes!

Attend our Free Money Smart Classes!

Mon, 26 Mar, 2018 at 14:30
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Discover new ways to manage your finances at our Free Money Smart Classes going on now. The Money Smart for Adults are instructor-led courses that consist of several training modules that cover basic financial topics. Topics include a description of deposit and credit services offered by financial institutions, choosing and maintaining a checking account, spending plans, the importance of saving, how to obtain and use credit effectively, the basics of building or repairing credit, and much more.

 

See below for classes offered in your area.

 

"Financial Recovery" (presented with Schaumburg Township District Library): Thursday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Schaumburg Township District Library, 1266 Irving Park Rd., Hanover Park 

RSVP by April 24 to https://www.schaumburglibrary.org/events or 630-837-2700

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

• Assess your current financial situation
• Identify ways to increase income and decrease and prioritize expenses
• Develop a financial recovery plan
• Identify steps to successfully implement a financial recovery plan
• Recognize how to guard against credit repair scams
• Identify time frames to review and adjust your financial recovery plan
 
 

"Preventing Financial Exploitation": Wednesday, April 25, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Hoffman Estates Community Bank, 2200 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates

RSVP by April 20 to Lorita Loar at 847-885-8224 or lloar@hecommunitybank.com.

After completign this course, you'll be able to:

• Recognize and reduce the risk of elder financial exploitation
• Guard against identity theft
• Plan for possible loss of your ability to manage your finances
• Prepare financially for disasters
• Find other helpful resources for managing your money and reporting financial exploitation
 
 

"Keep It Safe": Wednesday, April 25, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., Palatine Bank & Trust, 110 W. Palatine Rd., Palatine

RSVP by April 23 to Christine Turner at 847-963-0047.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

• Recognize how federal deposit insurance protects deposits
• Recognize how to guard against identity theft
• Recognize how to prevent elder financial abuse
• Recognize how the various types of insurance will help you manage risks
• Recognize the need to plan for unexpected death or disability
• Describe the ways you need to be financially prepared for disasters
 
 

"Financial Management": Monday, April 23, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hoffman Estates Community Bank, 1375 Palatine Rd., Hoffman Estates

RSVP by April 19 to Georgeanna Mehr at 847-963-9500.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

• Explain the concept of financial management and why it is important to a small business
• Identify financial management practices, rules, and tools that are commonly available to a small business
• Explain how these financial management practices, rules, and tools work
• Explain financial management basics for a small business
• Explain the basics of start-up financing
• Explain the basics of financing for a growing business
• Explain the basics of financing working capital
• Explain the basics of financing fixed assets