The Power of Money Workshop

Discover proven ways to:
Build a budget that works
Spend less and save more
Reduce debt
Prepare for unexpected expenses
Have financial peace of mind
Reach your goals

No workshop fee!
There is no cost to attend the Power of Money workshop in Menasha in 2020, thanks to a grant from Guardian Life Insurance Company of America®. We have limited space so please register in advance.

Sign up now
Signing up is easy. Just call 920-886-1000 or register online Register for Power of Money

Where we meet
Workshops are held at the Goodwill Community Campus, 1800 Appleton Road, Menasha. Use entrance #2.

We can come to you
If the scheduled The Power of Money Workshop doesn’t fit your needs, we can bring financial literacy classes to you. Tell us about your needs. Call 920-886-1000.

Each class in the three-week series is on a Tuesday or Thursday, as indicated below. Classes run 6-8:15 p.m.

Jan. 7, 14, 21 (Tuesdays)
Feb. 4, 11, 18 (Tuesdays)
March 3, 10, 17 (Tuesdays)
April 7, 14, 21 (Tuesdays)
May 7, 14, 21 (Thursdays)
June 2, 9, 16 (Tuesdays)
Aug. 4, 11, 18 (Tuesdays)
Sept. 10, 17, 24 (Thursdays)
Oct. 6, 13, 20 (Tuesdays)
Nov. 5, 12, 19 (Thursdays)

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When I enrolled in the FISC Power of Money class I wasn’t sure how much it could really help me. I had bad spending habits, was still struggling to make ends meet and feeling stressed about my finances. The experience was eye opening. With the knowledge I gained, my financial outlook has turned around 180 degrees.

In the last 18 months I have started an emergency savings account, paid off my credit card, paid off one of my student loans, took full advantage of my employer’s retirement program and paid my bills on time without worry every month.

Having a handle on my financial progress allowed me to jump at some incredible opportunities guilt free including traveling to Kentucky, San Francisco and Germany, and buying a used horse trailer (a life-long dream!)

Thank you for the guidance you shared. It dramatically improved my life and gave me a lot of hope for the future when I needed it most.


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My husband and my financial situation was dim. I had credit card debt in double figures. My husband and I attended a class called “The Power of Money.” It was eye opening for me and the other people that attended the class. Being financially stable has never been part of my life style. At times, I thought I was, but I always spent more than I made, until the Power of Money Class. The class made you accountable. You had to keep track of your expenses and then try and balance your family budget. I mean really balance a budget, not what the government does. It took my husband and me two weeks to get to zero. We had to make cuts to get it to balance. Cuts that I did not think we could honor, but we did, and for the past year it has been working like clockwork. The spending plan sets aside money for everyday expenses such as gas, food, laundry, pet food and even allowances in cash envelopes. When the envelopes are empty they are empty, you have no more to spend. And by using cash as opposed to a debit card or credit card you spend much less. The second set of expenses is paid using a savings account. Examples of these are auto maintenance, vacation, insurance, and gifts. This savings is there for you to use so that you don’t have to worry where the money is going to come from and the costs don’t surprise you. The whole process made me, my husband and even my children think about what we spend our money on. It really begs the question, is this something I want or need; 90% of the time the answer to that question is want! It was a life changing experience for me and one that I will continue to use for the rest of my life. I now see a light at the end of the tunnel and know that I will be debt free in two years.


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