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Financial literacy class coming


Most people understand the value of financial literacy, and 80 percent say that they would take a course if offered. However, financial literacy courses are not offered widely and can be expensive. But good news is here for The Gorge: Caleb Prescott MBA, Certified Financial Educator and part owner of Gorge Community Music, has teamed up with the National Financial Educators Council to offer a course in financial literacy. This course is part of a national effort to educate more than one million people across the country and over 5000 in the Mid-Columbia community.

“Many of us enter the real world unprepared for common financial challenges and the result of this lack of knowledge can negatively impact our lives,” says Prescott. “Providing a comprehensive and practical financial education can help make a lasting impact in people’s lives and improve the community overall. With a small increase in financial knowledge, individuals can avoid making common mistakes and can realize assets unknown to them previously.”

Topics include financial psychology, budgeting, investing, insurance, credit, account management, and more. The course is three months (12 classes) and costs $60 month.

Winter/spring trimester course starts January 9 and ends April 2. There are three sections: (1) Sundays 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m .; (2) Mondays 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m .; and (3) Thursdays 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 410 East 2nd Street, The Dalles. Register by calling (541) 296-2900 or email name and section you wish to attend to


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