Learn money management
Key to Change – Financial Education
A complimentary course in money management designed to build personal financial stability and independence.
Key to Change is a six (6) session financial literacy program designed to give you the skills you need to make sound financial decisions for yourself and your family.Topics include:
- banking basics
- debt management
Class Time & Locations
Classes are offered throughout Pierce and Thurston counties and in Yakima, Longview and Ellensburg. Class sizes are kept small to ensure a supportive environment. Pre-registration is required to participate in this course.
- Pierce & Thurston Counties and surrounding areas, call 253.573.6679
Classes on Tuesday & Thursdays with morning or evening offerings at Goodwill’s Milgard Work Opportunity Center, at 714 S. 27th Street.
- Yakima County and surrounding areas, call 509.452.6061
Banking Basics – Learn about types of bank accounts, bank transactions, ATMs and how to overcome past banking problems. Also, how to organize your finances and protect yourself from identity theft.
Goal Setting – Identifying your goals is the first step to financial planning and making your dreams reality. Discover why you spend money the way you do.
Creating a Spending Plan – Identify your expense-to-income ratio, create your spending plan, and answer the question: What’s in it for me?
Borrowing Money – Increase your credit IQ. Find out about credit cards, interest rates and the benefits of good credit. Learn more about homeownership and how to avoid predatory lending.
Insurance Planning & Investing in Yourself – Everything you need to know about insurance “language,” getting the best deal, and factors that affect rates. Learn about savings, retirement accounts and investing 101.
Your Credit Report – Get a free copy of your credit report. Learn your credit score, how it’s calculated and who sees it. Then, get strategies to improve your score.
Host your own financial education classes. Opportunities available for groups or more information call 253.573.6679 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2011, Goodwill awarded Key Bank with its Community Partner of the Year award for their financial support in making these classes possible.
Goodwill does not charge individuals for the cost of training. Please contact the Program for further information. Click here to view our brochure.