CHDC offers Financial Fitness education classes in both English and Spanish with the goal of empowering individuals and families to take control of their money, set and achieve personal goals, and increase their financial security. These skills are rarely taught in formal educational settings but can make all the difference between long term insecurity and genuine, step-by-step financial advancement. The training includes: budgeting, money management, consumer rights, banking, investing, credit, predatory lending, saving, retirement, debt management,and taxes, including homeownership tax benefits and the Earned Income Tax Credit. These topics are presented in a series of workshops totaling 10 hours of instruction.
Everyone is welcome to enroll in this class regardless of income or where you live. This workshop is a requirement for CHDC’s matched savings program, CC-MATCH. To be eligible for CC-MATCH, you must live in Contra Costa County, not exceed income limits, and meet other requirements that are shown on the CC-MATCH page.