July 16, 2013

Get Ahead with Your Personal Finances!


Personal financial literacy and justice might sound like a fancy term, perhaps something reserved for the rich.  But wise spending habits are fundamental for financial stability and growth, no matter how little or how much income you make.

UNHP and its partner organization, Neighborhood Trust, will host an upcoming five week course on financial education with UNHP. The Getting Ahead Curriculum covers long term wealth creation, the cost/benefits of financial services, debt management, credit building and spending plans. Find more info on our website.

This course will help you:

  • Track where your money is going, which is the first step in creating a useful spending plan and helping you make the most of your income
  • Reduce your bills and save for a rainy day, even if saving money seems like an unattainable goal
  • Build your credit – you receive your Credit Report, Score and analysis for free all during your individual counseling session with the Financial Advisor

Improving your credit can help you in many aspects of your life.  If you need to take out loans, having good credit can increase your chances of approval, reduce your annual interest rate and save you a lot of money on repayment.  Having good credit is increasingly important in securing housing and employment because more and more housing management companies and employers are checking the credit scores for applicants. So lets ensure your credit history is accurate!

Two of our graduates shared: “We were able to attend the financial education classes and now our finances are more organized and we are saving regularly.” – Esbelin Guzman and Julio Almonte

In the video below, participants nationwide talk about financial coaching and its benefits:

Getting Ahead is free of charge, open to the public, and takes place right here in the Northwest Bronx.  If you want to know how to better budget your money, improve your credit, and increase your savings, this is the course for you!

The next course starts Thursday, August 1st from 6:00PM – 8:00PM and meets for the next five Thursdays, ending August 29th at Concourse House, located at 2751 Grand Concourse, entrance on E 196th St.  Call 718-933-2539 or click here for directions and to RSVP.