Youth Financial Foundations registration starts your annual NEDCO Membership — one year of unlimited counseling, classes and workshops. Call us at 541-345-7106 to learn more.
Map a path to your financial goals.
Are you working to save for a car, education or your first apartment? Youth Financial Foundations class will give young adult participants techniques and mobile tools to build to manage money, build emergency savings and create savings goals for big purchases, build and repair credit, and make smart decisions about taking on loans.
Completion of the four sessions Youth Financial Foundations meets the requirements for the IDA Matched Savings program, including for a car or education. If you are interested in opening an IDA, start with this class and check your initial eligibility here.
In this class series, we will explore:
Budget & Cash Flow Planning: Where did my money go? How can you channel big goals into your budget? Learn tips and strategies to take control of your money management.
Avoid & Tackling Debt: How do I develop a plan to tackle debt? How do I avoid getting into debt? What kind of debt is a good investment?
Build to Goals and Savings: We all intend to save, but then life happens. How do you set savings goals and achieve them? We will talk about how to set up savings for emergencies, and also how to save for bigger purchases (such as college, rental deposits, or cars).
Thinking Big for the Future: You’ll learn about insurance and how to protect what you have. We’ll also go over how to start investing and make your money grow!
Credit: What is credit and how does it affect you? Learn how strengthening and repairing your credit will save you money. You’ll learn about easy ways to look up your credit report and score, and how start building your credit now!
The world of personal finance can be intimidating and confusing if a person hasn’t been taught the basics about managing checking and savings account, how interest rates affect you, and how to get good credit. This class will be fun and the information will be presented in a way that will be easy to understand. You’ll learn how to be confident about your personal finances, and about community resources that can help you achieve your goals!
Where: NEDCO 212 Main St, Springfield, OR 97477 (2 blocks from EmX)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4-6pm
Who: Young Adults aged 16-24 working on first financial goals
Cost: $75 NEDCO Membership or youth partner agency/school referral. If $75 is a barrier to you starting Youth Financial Foundations, contact Ross at 541-345-7106 x203 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about cost assistance.
Registration required. Please no drop-ins.
Youth Financial Foundations registration earns you an annual NEDCO Membership: one year of unlimited classes, topical workshops and one-on-one financial coaching.