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Media Contact: Laurie White,
Chief Communications Officer
TCC and Family Services Offer Free Financial Awareness Classes
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 22, 2004) - Tidewater Community
College and Family Services of Tidewater are offering free classes,
open to the public, on personal financial management, underwritten
by a grant from Household Inc.
The classes are on a walk-in basis; everyone is welcome. Sessions
addressing Personal Budgeting; Credit Scores, Reports and Issues;
and Using Credit run consecutively and repeat.
Personal Budgeting – the easy way
Each participant will receive an easy to follow excel spreadsheet
on a floppy disc and instructions on preparing their own financial
plan. The goal is to reinforce financial planning as the prerequisite
for financial success.
Credit Scores, Reports and Issues
What you need to know about how things get on your credit report,
what to do if you find errors or problems, and how to assess
your credit report and score.
Understand how credit cards work and how billing is computed. Also
learn how to use them effectively without getting over extended.
Compare auto financing and insurance alternatives.
The class schedule and locations are as follows:
1/28 8:15 a.m. Personal Budgeting Chesapeake Campus, Room 2057
1/28 6:30 p.m. Personal Budgeting Portsmouth Campus
2/24 6:00 p.m. Using Credit Virginia Beach Campus, Cafeteria Annex
3/3 12:30 p.m. Personal Budgeting Norfolk Campus, Room 4235
3/18 12:30 p.m. Using Credit Virginia Beach Campus, Pungo Auditorium
3/24 12:30 p.m. Credit Scores Portsmouth Campus
4/1 12:30 p.m. Credit Scores Norfolk Campus
4/8 11:00 a.m. Using Credit Norfolk Campus
4/15 12:30 p.m. Credit Scores Virginia Beach Campus, Pungo Auditorium
4/21 7:00 p.m. Credit Scores Norfolk Campus, Room 4235
4/28 6:00 p.m. Credit Scores Portsmouth Campus
For more information, call Pat Allison 757-822-1372.
Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges
in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 34,000 students
annually. The 37th largest in the nation's 1,600 community-college
network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community
colleges. Founded in 1958 as a part of the Virginia Community College
System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses
in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as
the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater
district in downtown Norfolk and a regional Advanced Technology
Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three percent of the region's residents
attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled
For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.
Laurie White, Chief Communications Officer