Our financial education aims to give individuals the basic skills to manage their personal finances. Following a budget, incorporating savings into your expenses and building credit takes a lot of work. An ultimate goal is feeling secure in one’s future through retirement savings, insurance, asset development, etc. IC$ staff are not trained to give legal or professional advice, but we work hard to connect our clients to those services when they need it. This is why, in collaboration with other community organizations and institutions, we organize several financial empowerment clinics a year. These events, which are open to the public, provide a space at which families and individuals who can’t afford access to professional services can receive pro-bono advice–no strings attached– from a professional. See below for our upcoming events. To suggest a topic or service that you would like to see at the next Financial Empowerment Clinic go here or contact us for more information.To be notified of the date for the next clinic sign uphere.
Upcoming Financial Empowerment Clinics
When: Join us on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 from 10am to 3pm for a day of free, no-strings attached workshops aimed at helping people understand how to improve their credit, get out of debt, save for the holidays and prepare for retirement.
Where: Bradley Angle Resource Center: 5432 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217 (behind Coffee House 5)
|10:15-11am||Debt or Savings: How Do I Choose?|
|11:15am-12pm||The ABCs of Retirement|
|1:15pm-2pm||Budgeting for your Dreams|
|2:15pm-3pm||Getting Ready for the Holidays (With Kids!)|
|All Day||Pull your personal credit report or meet with a financial planner|
In addition to workshops, there will be raffles for gift cards, refreshments, kid-friendly activities and access to other community resources. Professional financial planners will also be on hand for those who need additional guidance, at no charge.
Registration is not required but appreciated. You can register here.
Past Financial Empowerment Clinics:
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 in Suite 2010 of the Lloyd Center Mall from 10am-3pm, see picture and a recap about the event here!
September 15th from 12pm-4pm at the Midland Library
October 6th: National Financial Planning Day! The event will be at the Portland Building from 10am-4pm. For more info check out the website.
*For information on attending, volunteering or becoming involved in financial planning days, please contact Talia at email@example.com.