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City of Bradenton Sponsors Free Financial Educaton Workshops


Cash Flow Management: Your Checking Account
This class will be held 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 20. If you don't have a checking account or have one but have been plagued by overdraft fees, this is your chance to lern how to handle your checking account properly. If you do your "banking" at non-bank storefronts, you should take this class and consider opening an account at a bank or credit union -- which will almost certainly save you a bunch of money in check-handling fees.

Credit Management Workshop
6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 22. This class will teach you how to handle credit. If you're just starting out in life it will give you ways to build credit. If you've had credit in the past but have made borrowing mistakes and now have poor or no credit, you can learn how to build your credit score back up to where banks and other financial instutions will loan you money again.
Surviving on a Reduced Income: Introduction to Savings Workshop
6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 29. Far too many of us have watched our incomes drop in the last year or two. If you're someone who isn't taking in as much as you were a year or two ago, this class will help you adjust your budget and savings program to your lower income. The class summary says you will "learn how to develop a realistic personal budget, understand the various elements of a savings account, and learn how to create new ways to make sound financial decisions."

Classes are held at the Bradenton CCRA center, 302 Manatee Avenue East, Suite 308, Bradenton, FL 34208. They are taught by Florida State College instructors, and are carefully designed to be interesting and even entertaining, not just informative.

We say again: these classes are free, even though what you can learn in them may be worth many thousands of dollars to you over the years.



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