Financial Literacy

Financial literacy refers to an individual's knowledge and capacity to effectively manage money and personal finances.  This knowledge is essential to ensure financial stability and a good quality of life.  Below you'll find information about local programs that can help individuals more effectively manage their finances.

Goodwill Industries - Financial Opportunity Center: Financial literacy classes and personal finance coaching for individuals. Call 269 964 9455 for more information.  

Guardian Finance and Advocacy Services:  Guardian offers financial literacy classes for all ages.  Guardian also helps potentially vulnerable seniors manage and navigate their finances.  Call 269 964 9455 for more information.

VITA Tax Preparation
:  The VITA program helps low income individuals and families with fair tax preparation, and helps make sure that individuals take advantage of all of the tax breaks that are available.  VITA sites are located throughout Battle Creek.  To find out about a site near you, call 1-877-422-2726.