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your money matterS.

Learn Financial Skills at Work!

You've got the job. Now, make the most of your money.

 

This FREE program for Great Dane employees will help you examine your financial situation and learn how to plan a bright future using your money and resources.

Details:

  • A course consists of 6 hours of class, presented over 3 weeks. Attend all 3 classes and earn $200!

  • Optional mentoring will be offered once a month. Attend 3 mentoring groups and earn another $200!

  • Register at the Great Dane training center. You will chose your class times and take a brief survey when you register.

  • Classes are scheduled with your work shifts in mind, and will occur throughout 2023.

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A FREE benefit for employees of Great Dane in Terre Haute

This financial literacy program was developed by Reach Services using modules adapted from the FDIC Money Smart Program. Funding for this initiative was provided by the United Way of the Wabash Valley, and educational support is provided by associates at The Hometown Savings Bank. The instructor is Charity Mouck, from Reach Services.

There will be a total of 12 cohorts scheduled throughout 2023. Please see below for the current open courses. The current mentoring schedule is also below. Each of those 4 mentoring topics will be repeated throughout 2023 at different times. We will release more courses and more mentoring groups as the year progresses. Currently we are scheduling all classes and meetings on Fridays. This may continue in the future or we may try other days of the week.

CURRENT COURSE SCHEDULE: (each class meets in the Training Center from 2:30 - 4:30pm each day listed)

  1. Cohort 1: Friday January 13th, 20th, 27th, 2023

  2. Cohort 2: Friday February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 2023

  3. Cohort 3:Friday March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 2023

  4. Cohort 4: Friday April 7th, 14th, 21st, 2023

CURRENT MENTORING SCHEDULE: (each group meets in the Training Center from 2:30 - 4:30pm each day listed)

  1. Topic 1: Credit Score/Report Review and Repair, Credit Management

    • Friday February 24, 2023​

  2. Topic 2: Debt Reduction, Building Savings, Planning for Emergencies

    • Friday March 24, 2023​

  3. Topic 3: Homeownership

    • Friday April 28, 2023​

  4. Topic 4: Investing, Saving for Retirement

    • Friday, May 26, 2023​

What will you learn in our course?
Read on...

Class 1: Start Where You Are

The first class in this course helps you take stock of your household's CURRENT financial situation. We will cover the following topics to help you understand what money you have and how you are using it:

  • We will explore your money values, your immediate goals, and how you currently make financial decisions

  • We will discuss your income and expenses and ensure you have a spending/savings plan (Budget) that works

  • You will learn how to review your Credit Score and Credit Report, and dispute any issues with those

  • We will explore Financial Services available and evaluate each option

Class 2: Advice for Changing Your Situation

The second class in this course helps you learn what you can do that make a difference in your situation RIGHT NOW. We will cover the following topics that can help you begin to change your financial situation and ultimately your future:

  • We will discuss community resources for your situation

  • We will explore your credit usage and possible need for repair, as well as Debt Reduction in general

  • You will learn how to assess your assets & building your net worth

  • We will explore your current plan for Saving money and Investing

Class 3: Building a Better Financial Future

In the final class we look at some of the bigger financial topics that may seem too "far down the road" or just not in your plan at the moment. We will cover topics that can help you create a better financial future for yourself:

  • We will explore Housing options – renting vs. homeownership

  • We will discuss how you prepare for and recover from emergencies

  • You will participate in some Future Goal Setting

  • We will discuss Retirement planning and long-term saving options

Mentoring is Available!

Once a month there will be an optional mentoring group available. These groups will meet and cover a rotation of topics througout the year. To be eligible for the mentoring incentive, you can attend 3 groups on the same topic, or 3 groups on different topics.

The mentoring topics are:

  • Topic 1: Credit Score/Report Review and Repair, Credit Management

  • Topic 2: Debt Reduction, Building Savings, Planning for Emergencies

  • Topic 3: Homeownership

  • Topic 4: Investing, Saving for Retirement

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