by Peter Levine | March 15, 2017
Next to the health of your family, the health of your finances is a close second. That’s why AFSCME is pleased to announce we’ve been selected as one of 30 organizations nationwide to partner with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to offer members a series of free, in-person financial education clinics through a program called Your Money, Your Goals.
Soon, you’ll be able to make better decisions about your financial future.
The financial landscape can be a complicated one, and it may seem like there are pitfalls and potholes at every turn. Most Americans don’t have enough in savings. Too many Americans don’t even have a credit score, according to the CFPB. When it comes to figuring out what to set aside for retirement, more confusion reigns.
That’s why the CFPB, a federal government agency, was created: to protect consumers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
For everything AFSCME members do on the job and at home, they deserve to have the tools they need to make their lives easier.
The Your Money, Your Goals Toolkit helps AFSCME members avoid common mistakes by spotting them early and teaching you how to make sense of the often-confusing world of finance.
Members will learn how to:
- Make spending decisions that can help you reach your goals
- Order and fix credit reports
- Avoid tricks and traps as you choose financial products
- Make decisions about repaying debts and taking on new debt
- Keep track of your income and bills
- Decide if you need a checking account and understand what you need in order to open one.
Preparing for your future while meeting your day-to-day obligations is no small feat. However, by equipping yourself with sound financial techniques, you put yourself in the best place possible to protect your family’s future.
Stay tuned for more information about a workshop session coming near you.
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