Attend our Free Money Smart Classes!

Attend our Free Money Smart Classes!

Mon, 26 Mar, 2018 at 15:14
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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.



"Money Matters & Financial Recovery" Presented with PLOWS Council on Aging: Tuesday, April 24, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Orland Park Bank & Trust, 15300 S. La Grange Rd., Orland Park

RSVP by April 13 to Elaine Grande at 708-361-0219.

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
• List the steps for setting financial goals
• Track daily spending habits
• Prepare a spending plan to estimate monthly income and expenses
• Identify ways to decrease spending
• Identify ways to increase income
• Identify spending plan tools that will help you manage your bills

"Check It Out": Thursday, April 26, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., First National Bank of Illinois, 3256 Ridge Rd., Lansing

After completing this course, you'll be able to:
• Determine which checking account is best for you
• Identify the steps involved in opening a checking account
• Add money to and withdraw money from a checking account
• Reconcile a check register with a bank statement