First ATCEDC class of the year a success

To kick off its monthly class series in 2012, Allen Temple CEDC focused on budgeting in the January workshop, "Where Does My Money Go?" Taught by a certified credit counselor and financial education specialist from the nonprofit CredAbility, the workshop discussed good money habits, like setting financial goals, priority spending, and creating a personalized family budget. CredAbility has teamed up with DeHollander & Janse, a private financial advisory services firm, to offer financial literacy training for ATCEDC residents.

A local Americorps member wrapped up the class by sharing about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. A United Way initiative, the VITA program provides free income tax assistance to low-to-moderate individuals and families. The service is free, fast, and offered right in the neighborhood. ATCEDC hopes its residents take advantage of this great program!