If you find yourself running out of money before pay day arrives, Launch Okanagan and Crowe MacKay LLP have created a program that could help you.
Dollars and Sense is a free, anonymous eight-week program that starts on April 20 and covers a wide range of financial topics, including budgeting, saving and investing, credit and debit management, consumerism and your relationship with money. Classes will be held on Tuesday nights via Zoom from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
“The Dollars and Sense program is suited for anyone that wants to improve their financial situation and learn strategies on how to manage their money more effectively,” Launch Okanagan executive director Jennifer Robins said in a press release.
The course instructors are experienced professionals, including certified financial planners, and participants can sign up anonymously to remove the stigma of money issues.
The first Dollars and Sense program started in February, and one of the program’s graduates said it helped them get a better grasp on their finances.
“I have learnt a lot over the past few weeks,” the graduate said. “I am so motivated and inspired that I have opened a long-term investment account. I am also working hard on my budgeting. Thanks to the program, I am gaining more confidence in managing my finances.”
More information about Dollars and Sense can be found here.