FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOP
This course is designed to empower participants with knowledge and to become financially literate and competent in the areas of saving, budgeting, understanding credit, and debt to make sound financial decisions for life.
C.A.E.'s financial literacy course consists of 14 modules, which are units organized around a topic. Each module is divided into sections.
Your Money Values and Influences
Internal values and goals, external influences, and their relationships to financial decisions
You Can Bank On It
Financial products, services, and providers
Your Income and Expenses
How to track income and expenses
Your Spending and Saving Plan
How to develop a spending and saving plan, and how to prioritize spending when money is short
Saving money for expenses, goals, and emergencies
Credit Reports and Scores
Credit reports and scores, building productive credit histories, and repairing and improving credit
Options for borrowing money and the costs
Different kinds of debt and ways to manage it
Using Credit Cards
How credit cards work and how to manage them
Building Your Financial Future
Ways to build assets, including buying a car and getting training and education
Protecting Your Identity and Other Assets
Ways to recognize, respond to, and reduce the risks of identity theft, along with strategies for protecting other assets
Making Housing Decisions
Different types of safe and affordable housing, including specific information on renting
Buying a Home
The home buying process, including mortgages
Disasters—Financial Preparation and Recovery
How to financially prepare for, and recover from, disasters
Daily Work (30%)
Final Exam (20%)
Take Responsibility: You Are Responsible for You.
Contribute to The Learning of All Students-That Includes You.
Work to The Best of Your Abilities Which Includes Asking for Help.
Criticize in Private, Praise in Public.
Be Respectful of Others.
Do not bring food or drinks into the classroom.
A grade cannot be given for work completed due to an unexcused absence. However, the work will be required. to be completed since assignments build on each other.
Cell phones, iPad's, and other electronic devices are not to be seen or heard during class time.
Students are to remain in their seats until the end of session.
Cheating, including comparing or checking answers will result in a zero and a referral to Housing Authority administration.
Americans with Disabilities Act for Students with Special Needs Statement
Any students with disabilities or other special needs, who need special accommodations in this course, are invited to share these concerns or requests with the instructor as soon as possible.
For more information, please call (724) 243.2525