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Financial Literacy

Need help with your finances? You’re not alone! Almost 70% of Americans have less than $1,000 of savings. However, help is available and you can achieve financial stability.

Financial literacy workshops

Piggy bank iconJoin us for a 3-day financial literacy workshop series, offered at no cost to students and community members. You can participate virtually, or in-person at Willow Creek Opportunity Center, where we will live stream each workshop.

This series takes place quarterly, and is presented in partnership with Bank of America.

Register below to join in on the learning!

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Upcoming workshops
Economic Mobility: June 14 -16, 2022

1-3pm all days

  • Economic Mobility: Tuesday, June 14
    • Understand simple banking, budgeting, and spending.
    • Appreciate the importance of an emergency fund.
    • Know how to respond in case of fraud or identity theft.
  • Economic Mobility, Next Steps: Wednesday, June 15
    • Learn about bill management and spending allocation.
    • Explore setting financial goals like buying a car or home.
    • Find out more about how to build healthy credit.
  • Future Thinking: Thursday, June 16
    • Learn how to budget for college.
    • Know what to expect when taking on student loans.
    • Know how to plan for your financial future when paying for your education.

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Resource library

Classes at PCC
  • PCC Community Education offers non-credit classes to help you learn how to manage your personal finances, save for retirement, or buy a home.
  • For-credit finance classes are training and development courses for those seeking to build skills for the workplace.
Community resources (all free!)
  • Better Money Habits is a free tool through Bank of America, providing a simple way to gain practical knowledge about money so that you can make smarter, more-confident financial decisions.
  • Community Action Organization offers monthly free financial education classes that are open to all residents of Washington County.
  • Literacy for Life provides a number of resources, including financial calculators and resources for learning about finances.
  • Consumer.gov helps you to manage and use your money wisely, use credit and loans carefully, and protect your identity and money.

This program is made possible thanks to the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Award.