ACTC Programs Help You Take Charge of Your Finances

Start your journey to financial freedom today with a 13-week program at Ashland Community and Technical College.

Those interested in managing their money to reduce worry and build wealth can get a free preview of the program in Orientation Sessions held twice this month: Tuesdays, Aug. 23 and Aug. 30, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Resources Center Teleconference Room at College Drive.

The program helps people reduce their debt and get control of their money. In each two-hour session, participants work together to learn basic money-management skills and change the way they handle their finances and plan for the future.

Two sessions are offered - Foundations in Personal Finance for students and Financial Peace University for the community. Both sessions are based on the Financial Peace University created by Dave Ramsey, a personal money management expert and best-selling author of The Total Money Makeover, Financial Peace and More Than Enough.

The facilitator is Robert R. Cassell, Director of Waiver Services at Starlight Behavioral Health in Huntington. He is a graduate of ACTC and Marshall University.

To register or for more information, contact ACTC Lifelong Learning, 606-326-2072 or 800-928-4256 ext. 62072, or email: as_LLL@kctcs.edu.

Financial Peace University for Area Residents

More than a half-million families have attended Financial Peace University (FPU) courses and learned new behaviors to manage money. According to the FPU organization, the average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 in the first three months after completing the course.

The course includes pointers and discussion on budgeting, managing credit and debt, and planning for future.

The sessions will meet Thursdays, Sept. 8 to Dec. 8, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the College Drive Campus. (There is no session during Thanksgiving week.) The fee is $50 per person, but those interested should contact ACTC Lifelong Learning for a very special offer.

Foundations in Personal Finance for Students

Take control of your money. In this course, you ll learn to handle credit card debt and student loan debt, set up a budget, save for emergencies and plan for the future.

The sessions will meet Tuesdays, Sept. 6 to Dec. 6, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the College Drive Campus. (There is no session during Thanksgiving week.) There is no fee for students.