Community Connections to host financial wellness workshop series

Pathfinder Community Connections, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will host a workshop series focused on overall financial wellness with an emphasis on building and improving credit scores.

Classes begin Wednesday, May 1, in Huntington. The workshop series consists of five different two and a half hour sessions, and are open to anyone in the community interested in improving their financial situation.

The workshop series will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, at Pathfinder Community Connections located at 2824 Theater Ave., in Huntington.

All courses are taught by Pathfinder Community Connections certified Home Buyer Counselors with a variety of guest speakers.

A complimentary light meal will be served. The course sessions are presented as follows:

• Week 1 - Financial Planning in Easy Steps.

• Week 2 - Set and Achieve Financial Goals to Move into Home Ownership.

• Week 3 - Being a Responsible Consumer.

• Week 4 - Build Credit and Explore Lender Expectations.

• Week 5 - Focus on the Future.

Upon successful completion of all five workshops sessions, participants may qualify to receive up to $300 from Pathfinder Community Connections to open a matched savings account at a local financial institution.

Participants may also be eligible to receive up to a $300 loan with a local bank regardless of credit history.

The Financial Fitness program educates the communities served by Pathfinder Community Connections on the importance of improving credit and increasing financial stability this year and beyond.

Space is limited and registration is required by calling Jeff Teusch at Pathfinder Community Connections at 356-0521 ext. 3215 or via email at jteusch@pathfinderservices.org.