Financial Fitness Program at the Allentown Rescue Mission

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in General

For several years, NHS has partnered with the Allentown Rescue Mission to present a 3 session  Financial Fitness Program workshop to the residents of the Mission.  Taught by trained and experienced NHS staff members, the program teaches students about basic financial planning, money management, saving and investing, banks and financial institutions, credit, credit reports, taxes and insurance.

Students learn to set and achieve financial goals, develop a spending and saving plan, understand a credit report, solve credit problems, write checks and balance checkbooks, learn about loan terms, rates and fees, and learn how to avoid predatory lending.  The program runs two hours per week during a 3-week period.