ELLISVILLE – Locating your financial assets and paperwork is the first step toward knowing how to and getting your finances under control. In a crisis, Director of Education with Money Management International, Julie McAdory, explained to the group attending the first of a series of financial workshops at Jones County Junior College, “Most people don’t know where important documents are or what documents they need in a crisis, like a hurricane or an unexpected death in the family. Having detailed information about your assets is also important on that journey to financial security.”
Today’s workshops held at the Whitehead Advanced Technology Center at JCJC, focused on setting financial goals, priorities and keeping good financial records. The JCJC Small Business Development Center and the Mississippi Business Development Center will be offering four more workshops in March and May. Participants may sign up for one or both of the workshops each day.
March 22, 2011 9 a.m.
Avoiding Identity Theft. The fastest growing crime in America is identity theft. Learn how to protect yourself and your assets from thieves who want to steal your information. Anyone can be a victim of this crime.
10:30 a.m. Avoiding Scams and Fraud. Statistics show that criminals scam victims out of billions of dollars every year using various types of fraudulent activities. Avoid becoming a victim yourself. Learn how to recognize the tricks of a con artist and the tell-tale warnings of a scam.
May 10, 2011 9 a.m.
Keeping Debt Under Control: Avoid detours. When your debt is out of control, the road to your financial security may take a detour. Learn how to identify the warning signs of a credit card crisis to avoid overwhelming debt. If you have already been derailed by debt, find out about options available to repay creditors and bypass the debt detour.
10:30 a.m. Building Savings: Ready for the road ahead. Every financial journey has some unexpected bumps along the way. Learn how to prepare for these bumps, and be ready with savings in an emergency cash reserve account. In addition, learn how savings is needed for specific goals and how, with a saving state of mind, most people can find ways to reach their goals.
All of the workshops will be held at the Whitehead Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville. Interested persons should register by calling Crystal Nail at 601-477-4235 or view all of the workshops and register online atwww.mssbdc.org/events.aspx