Recognizing that many families in the Eastern Panhandle are struggling to make ends meet, a coalition of organizations is offering new financial literacy program called Money Matters.
Money Matters focuses on helping families learn how to make smart decisions about the way they manage their money and on providing information about budgeting, eliminating debt, managing credit, and saving for future needs. A workbook is provided to all participants.
Money Matters is based on another financial literacy program, Building Wealth, that was developed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Funding for Money Matters comes from the WV Alliance for Sustainable Families, which is promoting the program statewide.
Classes will be held in Berkeley County throughout 2016, as follows:
- The second Tuesday of every month at the Martinsburg–Berkeley County Library, 1:00 – 3:00pm
- The third Tuesday of every month at Telamon Corporation, 67 Aikens Center, Martinsburg, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Participating organizations include Catholic Charities WV Promise House Family Resource Center, Telamon Corporation, WV Alliance for Affordable Housing, and the WV Housing Development Fund.
The next Money Matters classes will be held Tuesday, January 19, 1:00 – 3:00pm, at the Martinsburg–Berkeley County Public Library. Classes are provided at no cost but prior registration is required. To register, call Telamon at 304-263-0917.