Personal Finance Classes

We increase the financial literacy of women and girls by teaching them about banking, saving, budgeting, credit, insurance, and investment planning. Classes are presented to adults and teens and participants include welfare recipients, employed individuals, college students, and the homeless and formerly incarcerated.

When and where do you teach?
Classes are offered in English and Spanish from January to December. All classes are FREE and are intended to be taught in one hour. This fills a critical void because other financial education courses cost a fee and/or require a long-term commitment- two factors that often prevent those who need the information most from attending a class.

Who teaches the classes?
The Women's Resource recruits volunteer instructors. All volunteers are required to attend orientation and complete a background check before teaching. The instructors are a diverse group and range from bank Vice Presidents and retail staff to lawyers and retirees, but they all have one thing in common- their commitment to increase the financial literacy of women.

What do participants receive?
Each class participant receives a of 25–30 page workbook that includes class materials, worksheets, and a community resource directory. Additionally, for two of the most popular classes, participants receive a slide calculator- “Where to Find the Money You Need” and the “Cost of Delay”.

Classes open to the public:

Location - Northwest Assistance Ministries
Topic - Pay Yourself First
Date - Tuesday Feb 7,2016 6:30 p.m.

Location - Ministry Assistance of the Near Northwest Alliance
Topic - Pay Yourself First
Date - Wednesday January 18th,2016 1 p.m.

What our Participants are Saying
“I have never been financially savvy and money has had the abysmal effect of burning some serious holes in my pockets. And not just little holes. Holes that would make asteroids proud. That is about to change, however. I am finally mentally, emotionally, and maturely ready to properly handle my money. The weeks of Financial Literacy courses, that The Women's Resource of Greater Houston provided for all of us ladies at The Women's Home, have been an invaluable and absolutely necessary staple in my journey into self betterment and striving toward an enjoyable life. ”

For more information or to request a class at your workplace or organization, contact Kelly Keith.