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Financial Education Newsletter September 2014 

 
 
 
 
BE READY—MAKE A PLAN!
 
If you had to leave your home in an emergency, you would only have minutes to choose what stays behind and what goes with you. Will you know what financial information to take? Will you be able to find it?
Virginia Cooperative Extension will present a valuable workshop on how to prepare for an emergency, the importance of emergency savings, and how to avoid repair fraud. Don’t miss it!
 
Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Potomac Room, McCoart Building
1 County Complex Court
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Presented by Dan Rutherford
Consumer Financial Protection Board

 

To register, please call 703-792-6287 or email smartmoney@pwcgov.org 

 

 Financial Education &  Housing Counseling Program:   Are you....

  • Thinking about buying a home?
  • Looking for ways to manage your money more effectively?
  • Unable to save, regardless of how much money you make?
  • Obtaining cash advances from your credit cards?
  • Struggling with your rent or mortgage payments?
  • Anticipating a major life change-marriage, birth, etc.?
  • Considering a home equity/consolidation loan to pay off debts?

If you answered yes, we can help! 

At Virginia Cooperative Extension, we offer educational workshops, resources and individual counseling to help you manage your personal finances and plan for your financial future. Staff and trained volunteers can help you create a spending plan, manage your credit, prepare for homeownership, reduce your debt, and build reserves to achieve financial stability. 
   
Services
  • Financial Education Workshops and Seminars
  • Financial Assessment Clinic
  • Individual Long-Term Counseling
  • Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
  • Reverse Mortgage Counseling
  • Post-Purchase Counseling
  • Rental Workshops and Counseling

 

Find information about VCE: Financial Education Program Brochure.

Contact us by phone at 703-792-6287  for more information on specific programs or send us an email,    smartmoney@pwcgov.org. En Español, llamar 703-792-4755

Volunteer Opportunities
If you have a desire to guide people on the path to financial stability, become a Volunteer Personal Finance Educator.  Extensive training is provided twice a year in personal finances, communication and interview techniques, and presentation skills.  Opportunities are available in individual counseling and group education.   Email smartmoney@pwcgov.org for more information.
 
Master Financial Educator Volunteer training begins 9/15/2014.  It's not too late to join the Financial Education and Housing Counseling team.  Email smartmoney@pwcgov.org or call 703-792-4765 for details.
 
VCE Prince William is a HUD approved Local Housing Counseling Agency and works in partnership with the Prince William County Office of Housing and Community Development and the Virginia Housing Development Authority.   VCE Prince William staff does not report to any credit bureau, or sell or endorse any product or service.   VCE Prince William staff respects every client’s right to privacy and confidentiality.
 
Please note:  If Prince William County closes government buildings due to inclement weather or any other reason, scheduled workshops and appointments are canceled. 
 
 
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Financial and Education Program
8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105
Manassas VA 20109
703-792-6287 - e-mail
Virginia Cooperative Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids services or other accommodations for a workshop or meeting please discuss your accommodation needs at least five days prior to the event with Virginia Cooperative Extension 703-792-6289/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120