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Biz New Orleans: Catholic Charities To Offer Free Financial Education For St. John Parish Residents

Published by Biz New Orleans on July 18, 2017

Reserve, LA

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans will offer a series of free financial education classes for residents of St. John Parish beginning Thursday, Aug. 24. The program will help St. John residents learn to set financial goals, maximize their income, follow a budget, understand credit reports and scores and prepare for major life events, organizers said.

Classes will be offered at South Central Louisiana Technical College, 181 Regala Park Rd. in Reserve.

“In just four lessons, St. John Parish residents can learn the basic skills they need to better manage their financial resources,” said Bambilyn Smith, Catholic Charities Financial Literacy case manager. “By teaching the fundamentals of financial education, we are strengthening families and building a more resilient St. John Parish community.”

In addition to the classes, Catholic Charities case managers also work with participants to assess their individual needs and develop a plan to help improve their financial stability.

The four, hour-long lessons will cover a variety of financial topics, including:

The financial education classes are free to St. John residents with funding from the St. John United Way. To register contact Bambilyn Smith at or call (985) 652-0021.

Read the original Biz New Orleans article.

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