Detroit: FREE Money Matters Workshop Event

Detroit: FREE Money Matters Workshop Event

Detroit: FREE Money Matters Workshop Event

Here on AMFOS we love to talk about ways to save money and share frugal tips. Like many of you, I had to learn how to save money and be frugal the hard way. Growing up, money matters wasn’t a huge priority in our household. My Father was a saver, and my Mother was the spender. When I look back at those moments now, I wish more time would have been spent on learning how to save and be savvy with my money. I also wish more classes and education in the classroom would have been given to students to help them prepare for life.

Chevrolet feels the same way.

In fact, they are devoted to offer financial literacy classes and assist participants in developing concrete steps towards financial security. These FREE workshops are put on by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Chevrolet to educate African Americans consumers on being smart and savvy with their money.

The goal of this program is to help African Americans understand credit, share the benefits of long-term management, understand college financing, and offer helpful insights on entrepreneurship and establishing a personal brand.

These workshops are being held all over the United States, particularly in the urban locations.

Here’s a look at the 2016 schedule:

  • Chicago, IL – June 24 at the Rainbow PUSH National Headquarters
  •  Harlem, NY – September 10 at the Harlem Commonwealth Council (361 West 125th St., New York, NY 10027)
  • Detroit, MI – October 1 at Wayne County Community College (Frank Hayden Room, 801 W. Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48226)
  • Atlanta, GA – October 22 at Morehouse College (specific location tbd)
  • Washington D.C. – November 12 at Howard University (specific location tbd)
  • Oakland, CA – December 3 at Abyssinian Baptist Church (specific location tbd)

For my Michigan readers, the Detroit Money Matters workshop will be on Saturday, October 1st, 2016.

Event location:

Date: October 1, 2016 from 10am – 2pm

Location: Wayne County Community College {Frank Hayden Room}

801 W. Fort Street

Detroit, MI 48226

***Free Brunch Provided!

Detroit: FREE Money Matters Workshop Event

Here’s a rundown of the schedule for the Detroit event:

Budgeting Basics – i.e. how to create and manage a personal budget, pay off debt, and help protect yourself from fraud.

By: Dominique Broadway – Personal Finance Expert and Money Therapist

Understanding Credit – i.e. understanding how to apply for credit, the meaning of credit scores, cleaning up credit history, and understanding debt.

By: Bill Cheeks – President, ABBA Associates Inc.

College Financing – i.e. overview of financial options to consider when planning for college, including Financial Aid Programs.

By: Jeff Taylor – College Funding Resources, LLC

Investing 101 – i.e. how to find multiple sources of income, stocks vs. other investments, creating a simple portfolio.

By: Gail Perry-Mason – Senior Director of Investments, Oppenheimer & Co.

Entrepreneurship – i.e. how to establish your personal brand and get your idea off the ground.

By: Arian Simone – Entrepreneur, Celebrity Publicist, Author


You can register for a FREE Money Matters workshop in your area by going HERE.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chevy. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. September 23, 2016

    What a helpful workshop idea. This is something we all need help with, thanks for publishing the schedule, there is even one in NYC!

  2. September 23, 2016

    Sounds like a great workshop and how awesome that it’s also free. Financial planning is so important and everyone should be equipped with the basics.

  3. September 23, 2016

    I am in the process of starting my own business. I’ll have to see if there’s any workshops in my area. Thanks for sharing!

  4. September 23, 2016

    My husband is the spender and I am the saver. My kids are so expensive. Every time I turn around they need money for something else. It could be new sports equipment, an event at school or new shoes. It never ends.

  5. September 23, 2016

    this looks like a great event. money isn’t usually something that gets talked about too much in households (or atleast wasn’t in mine). wish there was a event near me!

  6. I right across the border from Detroit! I’ll have to check out some of these workshops!

  7. September 23, 2016

    I had to learn the hard way also when it came to money. I am now frugal with money, but it took me a long time to get there.

  8. Pam Wattenbarger
    September 23, 2016

    It is so important to learn how to handle your money. So many people never learn. These sound like great workshops.

  9. September 23, 2016

    Sounds like a great program with some great speakers! Money is always a chllenging topic and many of us struggle with it. It sounds like this program could really help.

  10. September 23, 2016

    That is a wonderful workshop idea. I wish that finances/money management was taught in high school so that kids can be better prepared. It is great that they are offering this free for attendees.

  11. September 23, 2016

    It is so wonderful the resources available to help with money matters. This is really cool and I am betting many people with benefit from this!

  12. Natalie
    September 24, 2016

    financial education is so important. This sounds like a great program!

  13. CourtneyLynne
    September 25, 2016

    Oooo now this sounds like one great work shop to attend!! Lots of useful and valuable info to learn!

  14. Sara
    September 25, 2016

    What a great Money Matters workshop! I am going to try to catch the one that comes to the DC area in November!

  15. October 6, 2016

    This sounds/looks really good. Something my husband wouldlove to attend, shame its not in the UK

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