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United Way to offer free financial education classes in April

Sessions will arm participants with skills and knowledge to achieve financial stability 

NEW ORLEANS – United Way of Southeast Louisiana will host a series of public financial education classes on four Tuesdays in April in honor of Financial Capability Month. 

Sessions led by expert financial capability specialists will cover three topics including money management basics, the ins and outs of credit, and safe banking with reputable financial institutions and reliable financial products. 

All classes are free and open to the public. No registration is required. 

WHAT:

United Way of Southeast Louisiana free financial education classes

Courses include: 

CashFlow – Budgeting for Success

Participants will learn the fundamentals of money management, including how to identify cash flow disruptors, create a spending plan, and implement goal-oriented spending plans.

CreditFlow – Understanding the Mechanics of Credit

Participants will gain an understanding of the mechanics of credit reports and credit scores, including how to access/request their credit score, read a credit report, and identify behaviors that negatively impact a credit score. 

BankOnIt – Exploring Financial Institutions and Product Offerings

This course examines the different types of financial institutions, how they are regulated, and products offered. The session will uncover the methodology behind payday and title loans, and give participants knowledge of interest, consumer lending, and credit card disclosures.  

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 4 p.m. | BankOnIt

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 4 p.m. | CreditFlow 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 4 p.m. | CashFlow

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 4 p.m. | BankOnIt

WHERE:

United Way of Southeast Louisiana, J. Wayne Leonard Prosperity Center

2515 Canal St., 4th floor

New Orleans, LA 70119

WHY:

More than half of households in Southeast Louisiana are in poverty or ALICE – those who earn above the federal poverty level, but not enough to cover a basic survival budget.

ALICE lives paycheck to paycheck, one emergency away from falling into poverty. This widespread lack of adequate assets means that many families in our community have little to no savings and few opportunities to improve their situation. 

Developing financial capability skills and increasing asset ownership can help individuals secure their financial footing to achieve stability today and prosperity tomorrow - creating a better, stronger Southeast Louisiana for all. 

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About United Way of Southeast Louisiana

For more than 90 years, United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) has been a leader and trusted partner in improving lives and making a lasting difference. We fight to eradicate poverty by preparing people for quality jobs, growing incomes, and affording better health and education opportunities throughout Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes. We have a bold vision of equitable communities where all individuals are healthy, educated, and financially stable – and we have a plan. United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s Blueprint for Prosperity guides all strategic investments in programs, initiatives, collaborations, volunteerism, and advocacy aimed at tackling poverty. For more information, please visit UnitedWaySELA.org. Find us on social: @UnitedWaySELA. 

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