Is Your Child Equipped to Declare Independence?
Financial decisions have many moving parts, especially in today’s world. Choices are virtually unlimited. Responsibility for personal financial security is greater now than for previous generations, not just at retirement but for an entire lifetime. And knowledge is power.
Money is part of everyday life, and learning to manage it well is critical to achieving freedom, independence, and success. Yet most young adults receive no formal financial education before they enter the work force.
Did you know??
- Only 14 states require any type financial education before graduating high school.
- 57% of college graduates plan to move back in with their parents.
- In 2016, college graduates averaged $37,172 in student loan debt.
- More than half of adults do not have a budget.
- 76% of college students wish they had more help to prepare for their financial futures.
Register for Flipping the Switch: Shining the Light on Financial Literacy
This program consists of six three-hour sessions designed for high school/college students.
When: Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main Street, The Plains, Virginia
Fee: $49 per student/session
At any time you should know where you stand
- Session 1: January 27
- Session 2: February 3
- Saving, Understanding your Paycheck
- Session 3: February 10
- The Dangers of Debt and Using Credit Wisely
- Session 4: February 24
- Planning for College, Savvy Spending
- Session 5: March 3
- Building your Financial Dream, Understanding Investments
- Session 6: March 10
- Charitable Giving, Insurance and Career Planning
Deadline to register for Session 1 is Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Class size is limited.
Instructors: Donna Wood and Julie Smith