Register now for a new series of Bank On Virginia Beach classes beginning in September, and learn the skills needed to achieve financial independence. These free classes are conveniently located throughout the city and include the opportunity to work one-on-one with a personal financial coach:
· Second Thursday, Starting Sept. 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Greater Thou Art Faith Ministries
5606A Virginia Beach Blvd.
· Second Saturday, Starting Sept. 13, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Ebenezer Baptist Church
975 Baker Road
· Second Saturday, Starting Sept. 13, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ
118 Bishop Thoroughgood Ave.
· Third Tuesday, Starting Sept. 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Turning Point Church
2641 Princess Anne Road
Each class meets once per month for 10 months. In addition to the basics of banking and money management, participants will learn how to break the crisis mode; how credit works, how an individual’s credit score can affect one’s job, housing, and insurance; how to improve credit scores; savings strategies; and how to protect themselves from identity theft. To register, call Lori Irwin, Financial Empowerment Coordinator, at 385-3551 or visit www.vbgov.com/bankon.
Coordinated through the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Bank On Virginia Beach is a partnership of participating banks, credit unions and community organizations designed to connect unbanked and under-banked families to free or low-cost bank accounts and other resources leading to financial freedom. Through an array of coordinated services, the Department of Human Services provides Virginia Beach citizens the opportunity to achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency, safety and quality of life possible.
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