Library offers personal finance course

Making Change is a free course on financial fundamentals taught by Michigan State University Extension instructors and made possible through a generous donation by Chemical Bank.

In a 2013 financial literacy survey, 40 percent of U.S. adults gave themselves a C, D or F on their knowledge of personal finance. And nearly four out of five agreed they could benefit from additional advice.

People eager to develop new skills and habits that will lead to the financial future they want will benefit from a free set of courses on financial fundamentals being offered at the Cass District Library.

Making Change is about taking control of one’s financial life. The free course prepares people to make informed financial decisions, resolve debt issues, and plan for the future.

Topics include: understanding credit, using financial services, saving and investing and more.

Dinner will be served to registered participants.

Classes will begin on Monday, May 16, from 5:30-8 p.m., at the Cass District Library. The free classes will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings through June 2, 2016. Then, the last three sessions will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. June 6, 9 and 13. The last three classes will focus on homeownership education.

Register at www.changingthebalance.org or by calling (269) 357-7822. The Cass District Library is located at 319 M-62 North in Cassopolis. Visit www.cass.lib.mi.us for more information on programs and events at the library.

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