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Financial Literacy Workshops

Post Date:09/27/2017 3:30 PM

FTWPThe Somerset Community Action Program in conjunction with The Franklin Township Community Resource & Services Department is proud to bring you three free Financial Literacy courses.   


Financial Literacy is learning the skills to make better decisions about money management.  These skills are critical in today’s complex society and tough economy. Having the knowledge and skills is especially important for low-income individuals and families.  

Financial literacy is an important avenue to move out of poverty. Steady employment is a crucial aspect, but a good job is not the only factor. Many families are faced with bad credit, crushing debt, and left with difficult options to recover from their financial setbacks.  Our Financial literacy courses are intended to be a positive asset-building path for your long-term financial health. 

The Somerset Community Action Program and The Franklin Township Community Resource & Services Department will be providing free financial literacy classes to the community.  Start investing in your future by getting the knowledge and skills necessary to begin taking control of your finances. 

Financial Literacy Workshops:

We offer a financial literacy classes each month. These classes can help you invest in your future by giving you the knowledge and skills necessary to begin reducing debt, beginning saving, and building/improving your credit. All classes will start at 7:00 PM

  • Debt Reduction and Asset Building: October 11, 2017

    Learn how to make a debt plan that will prioritize what you owe and get it paid off faster.  Improve your net worth and learn the importance of building assets.  Understand how retirement plans, savings accounts, and investments are assets that can build financial security. 

  • Building a Good Credit Rating: November 8, 2017

    Understand how to use credit to your advantage. Learn how to receive a free copy of your credit report annually, also learn how to read your credit report and fix errors. 

  • Consumer Protection: December 13, 2017

    Learn the benefits of having a checking and savings account at a financial institution.  Understand different types of insurance and how to protect your identity and your assets. 


    All classes are free and open to the public so come in and start taking control of your finances!

    All Classes will be held in the Council Chambers of Franklin Municipal Building

    475 DeMott Lane, Somerset

    Please call 732-846-8888
    to sign up for one or all of our workshops!

    Somerset Community Action Program Flyer

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