Financial Well-Being Classes

Financial Well-Being Classes

Mondays, 7:00 PM

September 21, 28 and October 5, 2020

Developing a healthy relationship with money… how we spend it… how we save it… how we manage it… determines our attitude about money, our financial well-being and our peace of mind.  As the coronavirus pandemic continues you may be wondering how to create a new budget based on decreased income. You may be concerned over how to stretch those dollars.  Maybe you want to pay down your debit and manage your credit better.

If so, we want to help you. Join us for one, two or all three of the following financial well-being classes.  There is no cost to you and no materials needed.  All sessions will be offered online on Monday nights at 7:00 pm by Brad Duty, an Accredited Financial Counselor.  You will need access to a device to use Zoom and an internet connection.

Sign up by clicking the buttons below. For additional questions please contact Ray Leonard,

About the instructor:

Brad Duty is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) and Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®). For the last several years he has been counseling and teaching financial management classes to US military members. In early 2019, he got the Divine Guidance to shift his financial counseling from the military to serving the community in ministerial outreach. He is currently in his 2nd year of a 3-year Master of Divinity Program at Wesley Theological Seminary, in DC. He is working toward ordination in the United Methodist Church as a Deacon. Brad is a member of Sydenstricker UMC in Springfield, VA.

Developing Your Spending Plan (AKA the Budget), Monday, September 21, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

Developing Your Spending Plan (AKA the Budget): Are you unsure if you’ll run out of money each month? Spending more than what you’re earning? Want to learn how to track and manage your money and understand the crucial balance between spending and saving? We will explain the reasons you should have a financial plan and the 70-20-10 budgeting guideline. We will also talk about important budgeting concepts that will help you create a workable spending plan which is essential to achieve your financial goals.

Stretching Your Money, Monday, September 28, 2020

Monday, September 28, 2020

Stretching Your Money: As many experienced during the Great Recession a decade ago, and the COVID 19 pandemic now, a tight economy can make it a challenge to cover life’s essential expenditures. Even though the economic picture has improved for many, we can apply some lessons from the tough times to our lives for today and tomorrow to put ourselves in an even greater position of financial strength and be ready to weather possible downturns in the future.

Take Control of Your Finances…Managing Credit and Debt, Monday, October 5, 2020

Monday, October 5, 2020

Take Control of Your Finances…Managing Credit and Debt:  Do you need to know more about how to establish or manage credit?  Do you need help or a better understanding of eliminating debt? How much debt is appropriate?  Come to this session to learn about debt and credit management, debt-to-income ratio concepts and standards and the importance of monitoring credit reports and credit scores.

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