Money School To Offer Free Financial Education April 14

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Money School will be held April 14
Money School will be held April 14

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise is hosting the fourth annual Money School on Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at The BX - Brainerd Crossroads.

Money School is a free financial education day that includes speakers and professionals providing hands-on learning opportunities regarding money management, debt elimination, increased savings, retirement, estate planning, raising your credit score, and more.  The day is open for anyone aged 13 and older. 

“Money School provides resources to empower the citizens of Chattanooga to make knowledgeable, confident financial decisions,” says Martina Guilfoil, president and CEO of CNE. “The cornerstone for a strong community is stable families, and a key component of family stability is financial literacy and money management skills. These are services Money School offers.” 

Money School will be kicked off by Carol Hunter, a Chattanooga-based personal finance expert educating people on financial freedom, accumulating wealth and establishing small businesses.

The event focuses on five financial areas, offering a range of related workshops. The workshops will be grouped into the following areas: 1) The Road to Homeownership, 2) Preparing for the Future, 3) Planning for the Now, 4) Getting out of Debt, and 5) Money Skills for Teens.  These workshops will be led by experts in their respective fields.

Free one-on-one sessions are also available for credit report analysis, mortgage assessments and personal finance advising.  

“Many people do not have the opportunity to meet with a financial advisor,” says Jennifer Holder, communications and special projects manager at CNE. “Money School opens the door to a better financial outcome with the one-on-one financial advising.”

The goal of Money School is to help Chattanoogans improve their understanding of financial concepts and services so they are empowered to make informed choices and take action to improve their present and long-term financial well-being.  

At Money School 2017, 100 percent of survey respondents felt educated with useful financial knowledge. Ninety percent said they were more knowledgeable about financial products and feel more confident in knowing the steps to achieve financial security. In addition, 80 percent of respondents set new financial goals such as paying off credit cards, school or other debts, diversifying investments and setting retirement, estate and long term care plans.  

Sponsors of the event are Lyndhurst Foundation, Benwood Foundation, EPB Fiber Optics, BB&T Bank, CFA Society of East Tennessee, Citizens Tri-County Bank, CHI Memorial, Grant Konvalink and Harrison, Pinnacle Bank, Synovus Bank, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, SmartBank, and Healthcare Services Credit Union.  

In addition to CNE, local organizations participating in the day include Common Cents Financial Literacy, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Empower Chattanooga, DRW Financial, UTC Financial Wellness Center, Operation HOPE, Change Your $tory, US Small Business Administration, Pierce Law Firm, Bridge Financial Planning, BrightBridge Women’s Center, SCORE, Liberty National Life Insurance, A Step Ahead Foundation, Tech Goes Home, City of Chattanooga’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, Lee Prichard of Edward Jones, and Gary Hathaway of New York Life Insurance Company.   

The BX – Brainerd Crossroads is at 4011 Austin St. For more information about Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise’s Money School event, including the complete schedule, visit www.MoneySchoolCHA.org or call 756-6201. 




Photographic Society Of Chattanooga Has Open House With Mark Alberhasky

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will hold its annual open house with special guest Mark Alberhasky on Thursday, Oct. 18.  Mr. Alberhasky is a photographer, physician, author and inventor.  His photographic experience spans over 40 years.  In 2004, Mark became a contributing photographer for Nikon.  His work has won awards internationally with placements ... (click for more)

Impressions Of Monet's Garden Exhibit Has Opening Reception Oct. 4

An opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, 5-7 p.m. for Impressions of Monet's Garden. The art exhibit will be at Ringgold Art & Frame, 7825 Nashville St. The exhibit features works created and inspired by a week of painting in Claude Monet's Garden in Giverny, France in May.  Included are works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, photography and stained glass.  ... (click for more)

Karen Saxton, 64, Killed In Crash On Highway 58 Saturday Afternoon

One person was killed in a crash on Highway 58 on Saturday afternoon. The victim was identified as Karen Saxton, 64. Chattanooga Police responded at 5:15 p.m. to the wreck in the 5900 block of Highway 58.  Upon arrival officers located a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Allen Dickerson in the northbound lane and the Saxton vehicle in the southbound lane. Police said ... (click for more)

Juvenile Shot On East 14th Street On Friday

A juvenile was shot Friday evening on East 14th Street. The Chattanooga Police Department responded at 6:45 p.m. to a person shot in the 2000 block of East 14th Street. Upon arrival, Officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Hamilton County EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. Members of the Violent ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (4)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: On Saving A Soul

Not so long ago a top writer for the Washington Post was going through some of President Ronald Reagan’s papers and, among those his wife Nancy cherished, the Post’s Karen Tumulty happened to come across a deeply-moving letter. Four pages and written by his hand, it was a heartfelt message written by the president to his wife Nancy’s father in August of 1982. President Reagan ... (click for more)