Credit & Managing Debt

Upcoming events

    • 27 Oct 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Montgomery Community College Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850, TA 211
    • 10
    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.

    In this presentation, you will learn about:
    • Student loan borrower's rights and responsibilities
    • Navigating the loan process
    • Tips on managing your finances, and
    • Understanding credit reports and scores.
    This class is provided by the Maryland CASH Campaign and CAFE Montgomery MD.

    The Maryland CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) Campaign™: is a state-wide network of organizations that promote financial stability for working families. Our coalition includes Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) partners that provide free tax preparation services, promote access to high-quality financial services, and offer financial education and coaching.

    The Coalition for the Advancement of Financial Education, also known as CAFE Montgomery MD, promotes and delivers high quality financial education to County residents of all ages, communities and ethnic groups. CAFE Montgomery MD's goal is to provide the necessary tools for making informed decisions about saving, spending, borrowing and managing credit.

    • 29 Oct 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Human Service Programs of Carroll County, Inc., 10 Distillery Drive Suite G1 Westminster, MD 21157

    This is a hands-on workshop that will help you read and understand the information found on your credit report. You will have an opportunity to pull and review your credit report during the workshop. You will learn about valuable tools and resources to help you become more credit savvy.


    To enroll in the Economic Success Program….
    Contact Kim Brumbaugh, Program Specialist

    410.857.2999 x 3041 or kbrumbaugh@hspinc.org



    • 29 Oct 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Montgomery Community College Germantown Campus 20200 Observation Drive Germantown, MD 20876, SA 104
    • 10
    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.

    In this presentation, you will learn about:
    • Student loan borrower's rights and responsibilities
    • Navigating the loan process
    • Tips on managing your finances, and
    • Understanding credit reports and scores.
    This class is provided by the Maryland CASH Campaign and CAFE Montgomery MD.

    The Maryland CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) Campaign™: is a state-wide network of organizations that promote financial stability for working families. Our coalition includes Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) partners that provide free tax preparation services, promote access to high-quality financial services, and offer financial education and coaching.

    The Coalition for the Advancement of Financial Education, also known as CAFE Montgomery MD, promotes and delivers high quality financial education to County residents of all ages, communities and ethnic groups. CAFE Montgomery MD's goal is to provide the necessary tools for making informed decisions about saving, spending, borrowing and managing credit.

    • 03 Nov 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 610 East Diamond Avenue, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (Training Room)
    • 25
    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., www.familyservicesagency.org and taught by Sue Rogan, Director of Financial Education with MD CASH Campaign.

    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.

    • 06 Nov 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Bernard W. Brown Community Center, 629 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701

    Join us for your choice of the following:


    A. 4pm-6pm- Credit Report & Score- come in and get a copy of your credit report and score!


    B. 4pm-6pm- Credit Counseling- a one-on-one 30 minute counseling session with a credit advisor.


    C. 6:30pm-7:30pm- Master Your Credit- find out what makes up your credit score and learn ways to rebuild or improve your credit.


    D. ALL OF THE ABOVE!


    No cost, but registration is required to participate.

    RSVP online at http://bit.ly/creditcafe116


    Hosted by: The Frederick Financial Literacy Coalition & The Prosperity Center at the Bernard W. Brown Community Center.


    Sponsored by: United Way of Central MD, HACF, IHA and MD CASH Campaign.

    • 13 Dec 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Andrews Federal Credit Union Headquarters 5711 Allentown Road Suitland, MD 20746

    This 3-hour workshop gives young adults in their 20s and 30s the opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge to manage their finances and fulfill their future dreams. Combining technical knowledge with practical experience, the workshop explores budgeting, credit repair and management, asset protection, saving, and investing. Refreshments will be provided.


    If you're interested in attending this workshop please register here.

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