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Financial Services

Saving money for future needs is extremely hard when most or all of your income goes to rent, childcare, and food.

Nearly 70% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. That situation makes it challenging to handle large expenses like car repair or tuition payments and forces people to make impossible choices between basic needs.

Our financial services help people learn how to build wealth and reach their financial goals

Learn more about our financial services below.

Financial Education

Free financial education classes are open to all residents of Washington County.  Classes are taught by an instructor from Innovative Changes, Inc., an organization that was founded to help individuals and families manage short-term financial needs in order to achieve and maintain household stability.

This specially trained instructor offers information about banking and financial tools that help families build skills to reduce financial stress, create a manageable budget, increase savings, and reduce debt.  

Participants will have the opportunity to meet with others experiencing similar economic challenges and work collaboratively to help each other find solutions to everyday financial struggles.

Participants can register for as many classes as they would like.  

  • Making Ends Meet – February 15, 2024 - 6-8 pm. Learn how to make informed decisions about competing financial priorities and how to address financial shortfalls using crisis management tools.
  • Budgeting & Saving – March 21, 2024 - 6-8 pmLearn money management skills to achieve short-term household stability and take steps toward creating long-term financial security.
  • Hands-on Banking – April 18, 2024 - 6-8 pm. An overview of banking services and how to use them successfully and responsibly.
  • Building, Repairing, & Protecting Credit – May 16, 2024 - 6-8 pmExplore the fundamental components of building, repairing, and protecting your credit.
  • Retirement 101 – June 20, 2024 - 6-8 pm. Learn how to assess different types of retirement accounts and create a plan for retirement based on your needs.

All classes are online over Zoom. Once you register, you will receive an email with a link to your class.

Register here for upcoming classes.