Free Three-Credit Course Teaches About Budgeting and Financial Planning

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Students considering taking fall classes can still register for a free late-start three-credit course offered through the Gateway Community College GREAT Center and designed to help with budgeting and financial planning.

Money Management for Life, a free course offered through the generosity of Guardian Life Insurance Company, is structured to help working adults in the community who have earned a high school diploma.  The course will run from 5:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 24 to November 12.  To qualify for this opportunity, participants must be employed full or part-time.   

Students will learn how to budget their money, make a financial plan, and let their money work for them.  Tuition, materials, college fees, and parking are included.

Topics covered include:

Budgeting, financial statements
Financial institutions, savings, online resources
Money management, cash, liquidity
Credit management, fixing scores, personal loans
Insurance – liability, health, disability, whole life, annuity, cash value
Investing – fundamentals, bonds and stocks
Retirement – planning, types of savings, goals
Estate planning – legal and tax implications

This course is a wonderful resource for social service agencies, churches, and community groups.  The GREAT Center supports the businesses, organizations, and job seekers in the greater New Haven area.  For more information, contact The GREAT Center at (203) 285-2300.