Basic Money Management
Our Women's Economic Empowerment Programs are about providing women with the financial information and tools they need in order to provide for themselves and their children, as well as helping women make informed financial decisions. We offer:
Basic Money Management is a financial literacy program designed to strengthen the money management skills of low- to moderate-income women by providing tools to help with budgeting, credit and debt issues. Participants will gain an understanding of the key components of successful money management and will be provided with useful financial resources and opportunities. This education is geared to the diverse needs of women across the life cycle. The course consists of the following comprehensive topics:
Participants must commit to complete the entire course consisting of 2 (two hour) modules, which generally occur from 6:00-8:00 pm for two consecutive evenings at YWCA. Free childcare and transportation vouchers are available.
Basic Money Management classes are available in both English and Spanish at YWCA.
One hour topic specific workshops are offered at YWCA and at partner agencies and are customized to meet the unique needs of the women they serve, from teenage girls through retirees. Topics include:
Providing women with the financial information and tools they need in order to provide for themselves and their children, as well as helping women make informed financial decisions is what our Women's Economic Empowerment Programs are all about. For more information, email Financial Education Specialist Fabiola Alfonso or call 847-864-8445.
Low- to moderate-income women who have completed our Basic Money Management Course and created a financial plan can apply to be matched with a financial coach to support them as they develop goals to follow the plan. Learn more about The Advancement Project here, or consider volunteering as a financial coach.
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