This blog post was contributed by CAHS Summer Intern Ellen Scully:
The CT Money School just launched its new, free online financial education program called Financial Avenue. Financial Avenue features a variety of learning options including short modules, interactive courses, articles, and easy tips to improve financial literacy.
The online program is flexible and allows students the option of brushing up on one or two topics or taking all of the courses. Everything is done at the students’ individual speed, making the CT Money School as convenient and accessible as ever.
"The new online component of the CT Money School allows people to access quality financial education classes from the comfort of their homes. With 16 topics, the varied curriculum meets the financial education needs and experiences of low-income residents." - James P. Horan, Executive Director of CAHS.
Financial Avenue has classes for experienced and inexperienced individuals alike. The following breakdown recommends specific classes for different groups of people.
For individuals new to banking: Courses: Budgeting and Credit Cards. Mini-Modules: Banking Basics, Insurance Basics, Saving Basics, and Paycheck Basics.
For individuals familiar with the basics: Courses: Contracts, Credit History, Identity Theft. Mini-Modules: Borrowing Money, Investing, Tackling Debt, and Taxes and You.
For college students: Courses: Paying for College. Mini-Modules: Your First Job and Working in College.
Interested individuals should visit: https://fa.financialavenue.org/ and use the access code: wqcrh6. Financial Avenue is made possible by generous funding from First Niagara.