TOPEKA – Women of all ages, income and education levels are invited to enroll in the Women & Money Series to be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30pm. The course begins next Tuesday, September 11th and continues through October 30th at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Marvin Auditorium.
The series of classes is offered by Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. (HCCI) in partnership with TSCPL. Presentations are designed for all women who want to know how to manage their personal finances well, build assets, and strategically plan ahead to make wise investments, develop a will and make informed decisions about other life choices.
Women enrolling in the series of seven classes may choose to pay the fee that best fits their budget; either $45 or $25. Fees cover the cost of two books and other handouts valued at $65. No one will be turned away if they cannot pay an enrollment fee.
The classes are sponsored in part by grants from the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner, The Women’s Fund, the Office of the Kansas Bank Commissioner and by other local sponsors. To enroll contact HCCI at 1-800-383-0217 x 319 or go to www.hcci-ks.org
“The economic picture is very different now than it was ten years ago or even five years ago and that’s why these classes are so important and timely for women who are most often paying the bills and making major decisions for the family about monthly finances, insurance, investments and savings,” said Bob Mackey, President and CEO of Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc.
Social Security research shows that the average women will live to age 80 and many will live much longer. This series of classes give women the tools they need right now to make good financial decisions and the skills and confidence to manage their future assets too.
The Women & Money Series was developed by HCCI with recommendations from a Planning Committee of women and many of these women are also leading breakout discussion groups. Speakers are professional women who are experts in their fields of finance, education, law, social security, and family social services. Attorneys from the Kansas Securities Commissioner’s Office have been invited to deliver a session titled “Investing and Creating Wealth,” and they will give tips for choosing professionals who manage the sale of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is providing the classes in Lawrence, Manhattan and Salina using Long Distance Learning Interactive-TV. Women in these communities participate fully in all seven sessions.