How to Manage your Money 101


BRIDGEPORT – Housatonic Community College has begun a series of free workshops on personal finances.

 The workshops cover subjects such as leaving the nest, managing a tight-money budget, financial information resources, and investing. Each workshop will be offered a 12:30 and 6:30 p.m.

            The workshops to be offered include:

  • When Ends Do Not Meet: Managing Your Money on a Shoestring Budget, April 9. This workshop will teach participants creative ways to stay financially secure in this economy.
  • Money Matters: Investment Resources at the Library, April 23. The workshop will cover the personal finance resources available in the  library. Students will be shown how to access print and media library resources, effectively use the databases to find information, and discover the resources in the community and on the web.
  • Introduction to Investing, May 7. This workshop will introduce participants to investment products and what to expect from an advisor or brokerage firm.The workshops will be conducted in the Events Center in Beacon Hall.There will be refreshments and giveaways at the workshops.The workshops are made possible by a grant from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) as part of Smart investing@your library.HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.

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