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Manage
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W I S E LY
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Tracking your money
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Money Management Seminar
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 A joint financial education project of
Consumer Action and Capital One.
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The Money Management course
will give you...
 An understanding of what good
money management is and why
it is important
 Skills and ideas to help you
better manage your money
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Money Management
Session One
(Two hours)
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Course objectives
 This seminar will help you
understand:
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How to prepare a budget
How to balance your accounts
How to cut back on expenses
Ideas for increasing your income
How to save more
How to set financial goals
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In participants’ folders
 Manage Your Money Wisely (brochure)
 Checkbook Balancing Activity
(worksheet)
 Three Sample Profiles (class exercise)
 Financial Goals Worksheets
 Take-home Budget Worksheet
 Money Management Seminar
Evaluation Form
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Money Management
 What is money management:
• Knowing how to save, spend
and invest your money so that
you and your family can
successfully work toward your
financial goals
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Money Management activities
 What activities go with money
management?
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Tracking your spending.
Making a budget.
Balancing your checkbook.
Using credit wisely.
Setting long- and short-term goals.
Earmarking money for savings.
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Be a wise money manager
 Wise money management can
help you:
• Pay your bills on time.
• Make it through times when you are
not working.
• Save money.
• Plan for short- and long-term goals.
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Budgeting
 What is a budget?
• A spending plan to help you
forecast and control your expenses.
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Making a budget
 How do you make a budget?
• You need to figure out how much
you spend each month and compare
that amount to your take-home pay.
• Track your spending for a set period
of time, like a month, in order to
figure out how much money you
spend.
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Tracking your spending
 What are some ways to track
how much money you are
spending each day, each week,
or each month?
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Ways to track spending
 Keep a notebook handy and write
down everything you buy and every
bill you pay.
 Keep all your receipts in an
envelope or shoe box.
 Create a computer file for entering
your income and expenses.
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Your budget
What are some of the things that
should be included in your
budget?
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Your budget may include:
 Housing
 Food (groceries, restaurants, snacks)
 Automobile (payments, gas, repairs,
insurance, commuting expenses)
 Clothing & personal grooming
 Utilities (electric, gas, water, cable)
 Credit card payments
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Your budget may include:
 Student loan payments
 Child care
 Insurance payments
 Entertainment (movies, concerts,
books)
 Medical bills
 Vacations
 Income taxes
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Making your budget work
 Does your income cover your
expenses?
 If not, you need to figure out
how to spend less or earn more.
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Bank accounts
 A bank account is an important
money management tool.
 How can a bank account help
you manage your money
wisely?
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Bank accounts
 A bank account helps you keep track
of your spending and how much
money you have available.
 Use your checkbook register to write
down and deduct:
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Every check you write
Every ATM or debit card transaction or
purchase
Any bank fees you pay
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Benefits of a bank account:
 Money is safe.
 Each account is insured.
 Canceled checks prove you
paid a bill.
 Having a bank account can
save you money.
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Let’s take a break
Please come back in 15 minutes.
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Let’s balance a sample checkbook
 Take out the checkbook balancing
activity from your folders:
• Review the sample bank statement.
• Balance the sample checkbook
register.
• Balance the sample account using
the checkbook balancing worksheet.
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Cutting back on expenses
 What are some ways to cut back
on expenses?
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Ideas to help you cut back
 Shop around and compare prices.
 Make a shopping list and stick to it.
 Prepare meals and bag lunches at
home.
 Don’t shop recreationally—you could
be tempted to buy things you don’t
need
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More ways to cut back
 Use the public library for books,
magazines, videos.
 Join a buying co-op.
 Lower your thermostat when away or
sleeping.
 Walk instead of drive.
 Look for a free bank account.
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Increase your income
 Ways to earn extra money:
• Part-time or weekend job.
• Take advantage of income tax
programs, such as the Earned Income
Tax Credit.
• Start a home-based business.
• Rent out a room.
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Setting financial goals
 Short-term goal (1-2 years) —
buying a new car, getting a degree
or planning a wedding.
 Long-term goal (5-10 years or
more) — owning a home, starting a
family, paying for college or
retiring.
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Working toward your goals
 A savings plan allows you to work
steadily toward your financial
goals.
 The take-home ‘Financial Goals
Worksheet’ will help you figure out
a savings plan that works with your
particular goals.
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Take-home activity
 The Financial Goals Worksheet
and Chart can be found in each of
your folders.
 Complete the worksheets at home.
 Bring the completed worksheet
back for the second session.
 See you next time!
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Money Management
Session Two
(Two hours)
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Money Management
 Welcome back!
 In this session we will focus on
saving, investing, insurance,
credit and debt
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Saving & investing
 Let’s review your Financial Goals
Worksheet.
 Saving and investing can help you
to reach your short-term and longterm goals.
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How to save more
 “Pay yourself first” by scheduling
automatic deposits on pay day
that go into your savings account
or IRA (individual retirement
account)
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Retirement accounts
 Does your employer offer a
retirement savings plan?
 Employer-sponsored plans can help
your retirement savings grow faster
because you do not have to pay taxes
on the earnings until you are eligible
to withdraw from the account, at age
59 1/2.
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Saving - CDs
 A CD (certificate of deposit) is a
safe way to save.
• Like savings accounts, CDs are
insured by the government.
• CDs often earn a higher interest rate
than savings accounts do.
• However, CDs require that you leave
your money for a set period of time,
such as six months or a year.
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Investing
 An investment is the use of money to
create more money
 Stocks, bonds and mutual funds are
all types of investments
 Consider an investment advisor.
 Be cautious—investments are not
government-insured and you could
lose your money.
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Insurance
 What are the benefits of having
insurance?
 Insurance protects you against
financial ruin as a result of an
unforeseen catastrophe like fire,
theft or medical emergency.
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Kinds of insurance
 What are the most important types
of insurance for you and your
family?
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Automobile insurance
Health insurance
Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance
Life insurance
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Saving money on insurance
 Always ask if you are eligible for any
insurance discounts.
 Internet sites can help you compare
premiums:
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Insure.com (www.insure.com)
InsWeb (www.insweb.com)
Quick Quote (www.quickquote.com)
Lower Rate Quotes
(www.lowerratequotes.com)
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Credit
 Good credit can help you:
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Rent an apartment
Purchase a home
Get a job
Set up phone and power service.
Buy ‘big-ticket’ items without cash
Borrow money
Obtain a credit card
Rent a car
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To build good credit...
 Pay your bills on time.
 If you carry a balance, pay as
much as you can each month.
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Rebuilding credit
 If you have damaged your credit,
try applying for credit with local
businesses or for a secured credit
card (a bank credit card backed by
money you deposit in a bank
account.)
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Home equity loans
 Home equity loans can be used to
consolidate debt.
 Be very careful before taking out a
loan secured by your home (a home
equity loan or line of credit).
 If you fail to make a payment, you
risk losing your home.
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Good credit
 Try to avoid these expensive credit
options:
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Pawn shops, pay day loans, and car title
pawn shops
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Offers to buy things on credit with deferred
interest
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Credit cards with rates higher than the
national average (check www.bankrate.com
for average)
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Overwhelmed by debt?
 The National Foundation for Consumer
Credit - (800) 388-2227 or www.nfcc.org
can refer you to a credit counselor in
your area. Low- or no-cost services
help you establish a repayment plan.
 Debtors Anonymous (781) 453-2743;
www.debtorsanonymous.org
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Let’s take a break
Please come back in 15 minutes.
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Money management activity
 Break into small groups.
 Review sample profiles.
 Discuss how the people in the sample
profile can get back on track.
 Select a spokesperson from each
group to present your ideas.
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Take-home budget worksheet
 In your folder you’ll find a budget
worksheet.
 Track your spending for a while and
then complete this worksheet at
home.
 Keep yourself focused on creative
ways to save money.
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Questions?
Let’s try to answer some of your
questions about money
management.
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Now you can grade us!
Please fill out the seminar
evaluation form and leave it with
me on your way out.
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Congratulations!
 Congratulations on completing the
MoneyWI$E “Money Management”
seminar!
 You’ve taken a big step toward wise
money management.
 Put what you’ve learned into
practice—you can do it!
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free financial education materials
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