FINANCIAL INITIATIVES

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Grounded in the belief that regardless of background or income level, financially informed individuals are better able to take control of their circumstances, improve their quality of life, and ensure a more stable future for themselves and their families, TCIONC’s mission is to inspire educated financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life.

We envision a world where people make informed, thoughtful, and beneficial financial decisions that are aligned with their values so that they can enjoy better, more secure, and more satisfying lives.

FINANCIAL LITERACY INITIATIVE FOR PARENTS

The FLIP- Financial Literacy Training Workshops are designed to help Head Start parents increase their knowledge of financial literacy strategies and improve their ability to communicate with their children about financial issues. Workshops are conducted at partner Head Start sites and provide parents access to strategies that will help them cope with economic changes. In the workshops, parents learn simple budgeting; smart uses of checking accounts; ways to be an informed consumer; strategies to handle credit problems, etc.. The curriculum, All My Money, includes eight financial literacy lessons and is available in both English and Spanish. Overall, the FLIP Financial Literacy Workshops play an important role in providing families with the tools they need to achieve their financial goals.

Financial Literacy Lessons:

  1. Making Spending Choices

  2. Envelope Budgeting

  3. Planning Your Spending

  4. Understanding Credit

  5. Handling Credit Problems

  6. Building Consumer Skills

  7. Taking Consumer Action

  8. Checks and Checking Accounts