Bridges Financial Management Class

This curriculum was developed by Amber Werner for St. Joseph County (Ind.) Bridges Out of Poverty and designed to be used with graduates of Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World or Investigations into Economic Class in America, both published by aha! Process.

Amber is a Getting Ahead graduate who currently works for the City of South Bend, Ind. and a Bridges Out of Poverty trainer. The Bridges Financial Management Class is a complete curriculum you can customize to your community.

The class is contained in three folders: the Complete Class, which is for the instructor; the Investor Workbook, for the participants; and FDIC Resources, which includes PowerPoint slides that can be used with the curriculum.

Modules included in the Investor Workbook are:

Getting Organized

Where Does Your Money Go, Part I

Why Credit Reports Matter

Discussion Panel: Why Smart Borrowing and Savings Are So Important

Repairing Your Credit

Where Does Your Money Go, Part II

Why Some People Pay Higher Interest

Rent or Own Your Own Home?

Handling Financial Crises (Bankruptcy) and Opportunities (VITA)

Banking Presentation

The Complete Class includes how-to’s, forms, pre- and post-tests, PowerP.oints, and other valuable resources. (Please note: Some documents in the Complete Class contain information specific to St. Joseph County Bridges Out of Poverty and will need to be edited and reformatted for your community.)

FDIC Resources includes PowerPoints and other resources that can be used to enhance the financial management class.

Download now:

BFMC Complete Class

BFMC Investor Workbook

FDIC Resources

These documents are provided as a benefit to Emerge Solutions members, and should not be shared beyond members’ organizations.

Questions or comments about the curriculum?

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