SEVCA offers free ‘Financial Fitness’ classes in Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO — Southeastern Vermont Community Action is inviting local residents to register for its upcoming workshop series, “Your Money, Your Goals,” to be held in Brattleboro starting March 20.

This seven-part workshop series will help families and individuals improve their relationships with money, develop strong financial habits, and take steps toward economic security.

According to a news release, topics include: saving, spending, credit, home buying, insurance, purchasing a car, and saving for college. The instructor will review participants' credit reports and offer recommendations to build healthy credit or resolve credit issues, as well as provide individualized financial coaching to help participants and their families become more financially secure.

The workshop series is free and open to the public. Those who complete the course may be eligible to join SEVCA's Individual Development Account matched savings program. IDA participants earn $2 for every $1 they save (up to $1,000) if they save a minimum of $25 each month toward purchasing a home, obtaining education or job training, or starting or enhancing their own business.

The course will be held at the Marlboro College Grad Center, 28 Vernon St., from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 20 through May 1. There is no cost for the program, but pre-registration is required. Please call to register at 802-722-4575, ext. 151, or email [email protected].

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