The Power of Money
The Power of Money workshop
Held monthly at the Menasha office, this workshop teaches proven techniques to understand the emotions of money, learn where your money is really going, and set achievable financial goals. This four week workshop has the power to change the way you think about money. Leave the workshop with a plan to meet your short-term and long-term financial goals.
- Learn proven ways to reduce debt
- Create your own budget or spending plan
- Learn how to use the envelope system and put and take savings
$20 for one person or $30 for 2 people
Each 4-week series is on Tuesdays from 6-8:30 p.m.
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22
September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12, 19, 26
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.K.N.
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.Lisa