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.
Upcoming Financial Empowerment Clinics
SNOW UPDATE: The February 8th Financial Empowerment Clinic is postponed until March 1st. Same schedule, just different date. We hope to see you there!
When: Join us on Saturday, March 1st 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: The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97233
10:15-11am Making the Most of Tax Time
11:15am-12pm Ask a Planner Anything!
12:15-1pm: What You Need to Know About Preventing Foreclosure
1:15pm-2pm: Tackling Your Student Loans
2:15pm-3pm: Saving Money & Managing Debt
All Day: Pull your personal credit report or meet with a financial planner, raffle prizes, refreshments, kid-friendly activities and access to other community resources.
Registration is not required but appreciated. You can register here.
Past Financial Empowerment Clinics:
Saturday, October 19th at Bradley Angle House
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 in Suite 2010 of the Lloyd Center Mall from 10am-3pm, see pictures 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.