Come to our FREE workshop series to build wealth & improve your financial health with these 4 Steps to Success.

Register online or contact Pam Walsh at the GREAT Center at Gateway (203) 285-2300 or email

STEP 1—Tax Reform: How to Make The Most of It

March 22, 6-8p

CRN 2215, Room N006—Instructor: Brenda Burton

  • Preparation knowledge and Tax Planning
  • New tax law and regulations: How it can affect you
  • CT Fresh Start Program
  • Selecting your tax professional
  • Terminology & Tax reform facts 

STEP 2—Saving & Investing in The World of Tax Reforms

April 4, 6-8p

CRN 2211, Room N006—Instructor: Steve Degraff

  • Investing 101
  • Stock valuation/Ratios (what they are and what they mean)
  • Purchasing stocks
  • How tax reform treats dividends and capital gains 

STEP 3—How to Improve Your Credit

April 26, 6-8p 

CRN 2208, Room N006—Instructor: Larcina Carrington

  • FICO Scores: Why are they important?
  • Free year credit reporting (where and why you need this)
  • Building and improving your credit (credit-builder loans, secured credit card, credit utilization rate, etc.)
  • Disputing a credit report error (sample letters)

STEP 4—Expect The Unexpected: How to Save for Emergencies

May 3, 6-8p

CRN 2210, Room N006—Instructor: Larcina Carrington

  • Resources (EARN online platform)
  • Reconstructing spending habits
  • Redistributing money