Monday, January 25, 2010

Economic Survival Lessons

The title of this series of seminars references the recession, which most analysts say is likely over, but a little education on how to manage finances never hurts. Who knows, we could be in the soup again.

From HoCo gov:

Howard County Housing to Offer 3-Part Series on Surviving the Recession

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County’s Housing will host a three-part educational series, “Surviving the Recession.” Each will feature a keynote speaker, special guests and Howard County Housing staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

Session #1 – The Balancing Act: Budgeting, Spending and Credit
· Date: Saturday, January 30, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
· Location: 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Room 6, Columbia
· Topic: The roadmap to your financial future starts with a plan; learn about creating a budget and how to build credit.

Session #2 – Savings: Making a Little Into Much
· Date: Saturday, February 20, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
· Location: Oakland Mills Village Center, The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia
· Topic: Now more than ever saving must be a key component of your financial strategy. Having a plan to build your nest egg is essential to your savings success. Learn how to start today.

Session #3 – Homeownership: Securing Your Most Valuable Asset
· Date: Saturday, March 20, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
· Location: 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Room 6, Columbia
· Topic: Buying a home is one of the most significant investments that you will make in your lifetime. Learn about buying a home and heading off foreclosure.

While these workshops are free, seating is limited and reservations are required; to make your reservation call (410) 313-3441. For more information on the series, to learn about homeownership opportunities in Howard County and the upcoming Housing Fair, contact Howard County Housing at (410) 313-6320 or visit them online.

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