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December 22-25


Financial Empowerment: One Woman’s Story

Senior Money Project:

We would like to thank Tony forcoming into our retirement community to speak with our residents. Older adults are more likely to be scammed, and we are thankful to have had this presentation. The information he provided gave my residents the tools they needed to stay vigilant against scams. I received an enormous amount of positive feedback from them after the presentation was over. Thank you Tony, and Thank you CENTS for creating a program to help people become aware of these issues!


Money Sense:

You are a good instructor. You have made a very difficult subject easy for me to understand. I am learning so much from the class that I am already implementing and intend to continue to implement to better my financial picture.

Have a great day,

Money Sense:

It should be required of ANYONE who earns a paycheck. Thank you!!

Leslie J.

Money Sense:

[I]t was helpful and it definitely showed his [the instructor’s] interest and passion for people to reach financial freedom.

Kevin and Vanessa

Debt Slapped:

Your organization has given me an opportunity to reiterate and “drive home” some needed and important financial concepts to help my students avoid bankruptcy and to manage their debt-to-income ratio in order to achieve financial success and fulfill their future goals and dreams.

Molly, high school teacher

Financial Empowerment at Correctional Facilities:

I just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks. We were talking about classes yesterday at our prisoner advisory committee meeting and your class came up. The students (who had taken the class and who had just heard from others about it) had really wonderful things to say about the class and the impact it has had on them. The class content, guest speakers, and overall organization of the course were specific points brought up. Word has gone out in the prison population about the class and it has led to some great collaboration between volunteer groups inside and out. I very much hope CENTS will be able to teach another class in the next year. It seems there is already another full class of students ready to sign up. Thanks again for all the work you and CENTS do to make the classes happen for our students.

Jessie, University Beyond Bars

Across the board, the info you gave us was very enlightening. I appreciated the guest speakers’ wealth of knowledge as well. The info about debt and budgeting, loans, and mortgages will serve me very well. Thank you. I also feel that I have a good understanding now about how to go about continuing my financial education in the future. I realized early on that much of what I’ve learned in this class remains unknown to most of my friends and family to date.