February is a month to celebrate the ones we love. Maybe it’s with a thoughtful card or special night out. If there’s one thing we nerds here at NerdWallet love, it’s financial literacy. Luckily, there are plenty of organizations out there offering events and programs to help improve the financial literacy of Americans young and old. From community non-profits to schools to local libraries, there’s likely to be some great financial resources near you.
Read on to find out more about NerdWallet’s favorite financial literacy events and programs for the month of February!
Make Sense of Your Money
Olive-Harvey College (Chicago, IL)
Olive-Harvey College, part of the City Colleges of Chicago, will be offering an event on Monday February 25 from. Attendance is free, and will include discussions by financial experts on subjects like paying for college and taxes. Click here to learn more about the event or Olive-Harvey College.
Financial Literacy Workshop
Oakland Planning & Development Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA)
The OPDC works to serve the community of Oakland, a neighborhood in Pittsburgh. One way they do this is through community engagement programs such as their Free Financial Literacy Workshop, to be held Thursday, February 21 at the Oakland Career Center. The workshop will help attendants learn about budgeting, their credit scores, the risks of financial scams and other important topics. Visit the OPDC website to learn more – reservations for the event are requested.
Financial Literacy Seminar
Mountain America Credit Union (West Jordan, UT)
On February 12, Mountain America Credit Union will be hosting a seminar on the 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness, with financial expert Brian Nelson Ford. There will even be refreshments! Check out the Mountain America CU website to learn more and reserve your spot.
Money Management Workshop
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York, NY)
This leader in criminal justice education programs is helping their students and community to learn about more than the justice system. A workshop on money management, to be held March 7 at 1:45pm, will focus on understanding and managing credit in a fun and interactive way. Learn more here.
Financial Literacy/Budget Workshop
Dallas County Home Loan Counseling Center (Dallas, TX)
The Home Loan Counseling Center in Dallas County knows that a huge part of owning a home is budgeting and saving for such a large expense. To help community members become more adept at these skills, the center is offering two workshops on Thursday, February 21 (one morning and one evening session) on saving and budgeting. Seating is limited, so make sure to register with the contact info located here.
Financial Literacy Program
Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission (Cumberland, MD)
This non-profit organization strives to eliminate social and economic barriers as well as to enhance community stability throughout Allegany County, Maryland. Their Financial Literacy Program consists of a 6-hour course on spending, saving, budgeting and more. Learn more about the program on the HRDC website.
Financial Wellness Workshops
Rhode Island College (Providence, RI)
RIC, in partnership with Sovereign Bank, will be hosting a 5-part series dedicated to understanding credit, identity theft, home ownership and other topics. The first series installment is coming up soon, on February 6, with the remaining workshops spread out over the next 3 months. Seating is limited and registration is required, so visit their website for more information and further instructions.
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