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Posted on: January 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fiscally Fit in 2022

piggy-bank-workout-graphicTreasurer Kim is hosting "Fiscally Fit in 2022" with local banks in Lake County. These classes teach healthy money habits for our wallets.

Classes, dates and descriptions:

Increasing Endurance: Borrowing Basics
January 26th, 12:00pm
Things happen in life where you suddenly might need a small loan. When the time comes, knowing what factors to look at will keep you from making rash decisions. This session will discuss various options of borrowing money from financial institutions and what they "really cost". We'll also go over tips on how to make borrowing money a bit easier.  
Free Grant Money for your Non-Profit: Learn about the Charitable Trust Fund of Illinois
February 11th, 1:00pm

Are you a small non-profit that provides food, housing assistance, or workforce and economic development?

Join Treasurer Holly Kim and Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs for an information session about the Charitable Trust Fund grants available to non-profit organizations. Learn about how and when to apply and meet previous Lake County recipients.

How to Pay for College
February 22nd, 11:00am
This session will help participants understand the financial aid process, award packages, and financial management skills to fund your education. 
You Can Bank on It (Banking Basics)
March 29th, 11:00am
This session will cover banking services and is designed to help participants build a positive relationship with a financial institution.  It will describe financial products and services, provide information on selecting financial products, services and providers and explains the basic steps for opening and managing checking and savings accounts.
Coming Back after Injury: Credit Score Physical Therapy
April 13th, 12:00pm
This session will discuss how to recover from financial challenges where your credit suffers as a result by sharing ways to repair, rebuild, and maintain a productive credit history. 
Know your Worth!
May 26th, 11:00am
Assets can lead to wealth and financial security. Learn how to calculate your net worth. Net worth is a good measure of your financial fitness. 
Lose the Weight! Managing your Debt
June 22nd, 11:00am
This session will help participants understand what debt is and how to manage it. It will also define debt and credit and explain how they differ, define phrases commonly used to discuss debt, provide strategies for reducing debit and explain the consequences of not paying debt. If time allows we can also review student debt, medical debt and high cost debt.
Nearing the Finish Line: A Class for Older Adults
July 27th, 12:00pm
This session will assist older adults in planning for a more secure financial future by explaining how to protect against identity theft and other forms of financial exploitation as well as how to prepare financially for unexpected life events.
Get Moving: A 60-minute Home Buying Workout
August 10th, 11:00am
This session will describe what the process looks like when buying real estate. What is a down-payment grant? Do I need a realtor, lawyer, etc.? 
Conditioning for Success: Financial Management for Small Businesses
September 29th, 1:00pm
This session will explain the concept of financial management, identify financial management practices and rules, explain the basics of start-up financing, the basics of financing for a growing business and the basics of financing working capital and fixed assets. 

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