Credit & Managing Debt

Upcoming events

    • 04 Mar 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 610 East Diamond Avenue, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (Training Room)
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    Description: The way we manage our credit and debt affects how much we pay for credit (i.e. interest rates), our ability to be qualified for more credit, and even employment opportunities and how much we pay for car insurance.

    Participants will learn:
    -All about credit scores
    -How to get a credit report
    -How to rebuild credit
    -How to choose loan products
    -Ways to avoid predatory loans, as well as
    -How to manage debt.

    A Spanish translator will be available during this presentation.

    This class is provided by:Family Services, Inc.,

    Registration: Please contact Rossana Hilario at 301-840-3240 or

    One hundred years ago a group of caring community members came together to help those who were most in need. This particular group called themselves the Social Services League, and established their tradition of "Neighbors Helping Neighbors." 

    In 1959, the organization's name was changed to Family Services Agency. To meet the needs of the ever-changing Montgomery County population, Family Services has expanded and now houses 14 different programs! Today, Family Services is still committed to making a long-lasting impact on families.Through its innovative early childhood, educational, and behavioral health programs, Family Services makes a difference in the community.

    • 07 Mar 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Andrews Federal Credit Union Headquarters, 5711 Allentown Road, Suitland, MD 20746
    This workshop will provide you with an overview of credit reports and scores and how credit use now affects credit-ability later. Also, you'll understand the steps to improve and protect your credit and get information on getting out of debt through goal-setting and money management.

    Presented by Melissa Gardner, CCUFC.

    To register go HERE.
    • 14 Mar 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Long Reach High School 6101 Old Dobbin Road Columbia

    FREE Financial Education Activities For The Entire Family

    You'll have access to information and services ranging from a variety of topics such as:


    ■ Living Within Your Means
    ■ College Funding Options
    ■ Planning for Retirement
    ■ Caring for Aging Parents
    ■ Financial Planning
    ■ Credit Report Services
    ■ Money Skills for Students
    ■ Free Tax Preparation

    Workshops ■ Exhibitors ■ Entertainment ■ Refreshments

    For more info please call  443-718-9350 or visit

    • 24 Mar 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Eastside CDC, Inc. 7835 Eastern Ave.- Ste.302 Baltimore, MD 21224
    Workshop Goal: Learn and take control of your financial future

    Topics to be covered:
    Basics of Banking
    Using Credit
    Money management/Budgeting/Saving
    Understanding Credit and credit repair
    Fair Housing Act
    What can I afford for rent or mortgage
    Prepare for one on one individual session
    Receive certificate of completion

    Workshop Coordinator:
    Mark Kopatch
    Programs Manager, Eastside CDC, Inc.

    Please call their office to register

    • 11 Apr 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Andrews Federal Credit Union Headquarters, 5711 Allentown Road, Suitland, MD 20746
    Part seminar, part interactive learning, teens ages 14–18 years old will gain an understanding of financial topics such as: checking accounts, savings accounts, online banking, debit cards, credit reports & scores, loans, investing, budgeting, and more!

    Presented by Melissa Gardner, CCUFC.

    To register go HERE.
    • 21 Apr 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Albert S. Cook Library. Towson Univ. 8000 York Rd. Towson, MD 21252. computer classroom (CK317)
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    In honor of Money Smart Week, Mark Kopatch, Programs Manager of Eastside CDC, Inc. will speak at Towson University to explain about credit and the pitfalls of Debt, and share Budgeting and Saving Techniques.

    The class will discuss the nature of credit, how to establish and maintain good credit through good choices, and how to repair bad credit. Also, we will discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of debt. Lastly, how to manage money, importance of budgeting and practical techniques, and savings importance and techniques for the future.

    Mark will also give information on helpful websites and how to participate in free Financial Fitness and Coaching programs and First Time Homebuyers programs after college to assist in major life choices.

    • 23 Apr 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Calvert Library 850 Costley Way Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    Come learn all about Credit:

    Credit Reports, Credit Scores, Building Credit, and Choosing Credit Products such as credit cards, car loans, student loans and mortgages

    Financial Educator- TBD

    • 06 May 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Baltimore County Public Library,Randallstown Branch 8604 Liberty Road Randallstown, Maryland 21133
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    Foreclosure Prevention

    A HUD certified housing counselor from CCCS of MD & DE will be the presenter. They will help you understand what steps you must take if you are facing foreclosure.
    · Where to turn for help

    · What options you may have – refinance, reinstatement, forbearance, repayment plan, loan modification, short sale, deed-in-lieu foreclosure, assumption, bankruptcy

    · Explaining the process and timeline

    · How a housing counselor may be able to help you

    · How to avoid fraud and scams

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