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Transcript of Financial Literacy
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Building Financial Literacy- 5 Easy Steps
Setting a Budget
1. Know where your money is coming from
Know how much you have
Know your income and income frequen
2. Know where your money is going
Reviewing monthly expenses
Creating a budget
Find ways to save
3. Understand your credit and debt situation
Get a copy of your Credit Report
List all current debts/loans
4. Identify financial goals
5. Ask for help!
AmeriCorps Student Support Specialist
Meeting with students 1:1
Arranging Volunteer Tutors
5 Steps towards Financial Literacy
Setting a Budget
"The ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being." -
Advisory Council on Financial Literacy (2008)
Budgeting and Financial Goals
Credit and Debt Management
Clearpoint Credit Couseling Services
El Centro De La Raza
Set and Reach Financial Goals
Spend According to Your Priorities
Plan for the Future
Build an Emergency Fund
Peace of Mind
Common Types of Credit:
Revolving, Installment, Open Charge, Utility, Mortgage
Pay for larger items at once
Using purchases while (or before) paying for them
Build positive credit history
High cost to borrow (interest rates/fees)
Extra homework- checking for incorrect/fraudulent credit card charges
Not paying the lenders back regularly leads to a poor credit history
detailed report of an individual’s credit history.
: A number that represents
your "credit worthiness"- your ability to pay your bills, and pay them on time.
A written plan for your money.
Make your goals SMART!
Pay off debt/loans
Improve Credit Score
Save for future expense (ie. car, rent, tuition etc.)
Build an emergency fund
Wherever you are is a great place to start.
Draw a map of how to get to a place that you go frequently. Include as many details as you can think of.