Many families continue to fight to survive tough economic times. Many strive to identify why their bank accounts continue to leak money although they have made their best efforts to plug the holes. Retirees are unsure of the best strategies for maintaining savings, increasing income through consulting or navigating turbulent financial waters on a fixed income. Teens, college students and recent graduates just starting a work and career life want to know more about saving, investing and cash purchasing power. In response, Zion Hill Baptist Church located at 6175 Campbellton Road in Atlanta will launch the “Money Smarts Series” on Saturday, October 27, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Attendees will be able to talk with experts about the best strategies for handling income, credit, budgeting and debt. The perspectives include:
· Money Smarts for the “Next Stage” ages 25- 65 (Working adults have careers, perhaps families and are building wealth, or want to know the best steps for building wealth.)
· Money Smarts for Retirement ages 65+ (Older adults may not be seeking income actively; some may be consulting; many may be living on a fixed income or investments; others may be concerned about passing on wealth.)
· Money Smarts for Young People ages 13-25 (Young people are in the first part of their careers, whether it’s the first job ever, or it’s the first job after college. Saving, investing, credit and cash purchasing power are areas of exploration for those who want to make a strong start in handling their income effectively.)
The “Money Smarts Series” workshops will be held in four 2-hour segments that will be held concurrently. The segments are Credit, Debt, Budgeting and Income. The Series will be scheduled four times, so that participants can take part in each of the four segments.
Issues to be covered in the sessions include budgeting, understanding credit and debt, identifying sources of income and discovering new sources, spending—how one can impact its outcome, tithing and much, much more.
Members of the community can learn how to use their financial resources more efficiently, build and maintain wealth and provide for the work of the church through their tithes. Money Smarts is a service of the Zion Hill Baptist Church Community Action Business (CAB) Ministry.
For more information about the “Money Smarts Series”, call the church at 404-691-8025.
“Money Smarts” is a public service presentation of Zion Hill Baptist Church and does not serve as an endorsement of any individual presenter nor does it support any product or service of any presenter or participant. All material or information provided is the responsibility of the presenter/participant.
Money Smarts Presenters
Rogelio Brathwaite is a business professional with over 30 years of experience in both the corporate and entrepreneurial environments. He has led, coached and mentored hundreds professionals to their success. As a qualified business coach he specializes in small businesses.
Wendy Labat has been an entrepreneur for almost 30 years. Her company, M3 Enterprises LLC is a tax preparation and business development firm. Wendy is pursuing her doctoral degree in Business Administration specializing in Entrepreneurship.
Courtney L. Teague, social entrepreneur and founder of C7 Enterprises LLC has worked in the education and social media fields for over 8 years. As an educator, instructional designer, and blogger, Courtney brings expertise in computing, social media and technology.
Pam Middleton, a Chartered Financial Consultant with thirty four years of experience as a Financial Planner and Accountant, specializes in retirement planning.
Evelyn St. James is a CPA with over 30 years in the finance field, specializing in corporate taxes. Most recently, upon retirement, she has joined forces with North American Power to help people create sustainable income from Energy products that positively impact the environment.
Paula Washington assists executives in advancing their careers and business owners in transforming their companies and achieving incredible results. Paula’s passion for the empowerment of women, girls and families, led her to establish Wise Women Speak Foundation, Inc., where she serves as Founder & Chair.