Don’t “fall back” into bad financial habits, get financially fit

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – SEVCA invites participants to register for its upcoming “Financial Fitness” workshop series, to be held in Brattleboro starting Sept. 19. This seven-part workshop series will help participants improve their relationship with money, develop strong financial habits, and take steps toward prosperity.

SEVCA’s instructors will utilize tools from the acclaimed “Your Money, Your Goals” curriculum developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Topics covered include: saving, spending, credit, home buying, insurance, purchasing a car, and saving for college. The instructor will also provide individualized financial coaching, as needed, to help participants and their families become more financially secure.

The workshop series is free and open to the public. It will be held at Winston Prouty Center, Holton Hall, 130 Austine Dr., Brattleboro from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the following dates: Wednesdays Sept. 19 and 26, and Tuesdays from Oct. 2 to 30. Preregistration is required. Please call to register at 802-722-4575, ext. 151, or email

SEVCA has served as the federally designated anti-poverty agency in Windsor and Windham counties for more than 50 years. In the past year, SEVCA served 9,000 people in Windham and Windsor counties through a range of programs such as crisis fuel assistance, homelessness prevention, weatherization, home repair, business start-up and support, job readiness and skills training, financial fitness, asset building, Head Start, food stamp outreach, access to affordable health care, budgeting/savings, information and referral, and thrift stores.

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