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Invest in Yourself with Financial Wellness Wednesdays

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If getting your finances in order was one of your New Year resolutions, it’s still not too late to get yourself on the right track. The San Diego County Library has just the resource you need to get started: Financial Wellness Wednesdays.

It’s a series of classes held at local library branches that offer free instruction and counseling in personal finance. The classes are held on Wednesdays through March 29.

“This is a great partnership with San Diego County Credit Union for all those library customers looking to get their finances in order as we start a new year,” said Shelia Crosby, library program services manager.

“With Student Loans a hot topic right now, this is a great time for people to take advantage of the seminar on repaying student loans, along with many other relevant topics.”

Seminars will be held on understanding credit reports, preventing identity theft and avoiding scams; teens and money; building a better budget and rebuilding after a financial crisis.

The classes are also co-sponsored by the County’s Health and Human Services Agency as part of Live Well San Diego, which is an initiative to help county residents live in healthy, safe and thriving communities.

According to SDCCU, research shows that poor financial health can often lead to diminished physical health. Also, evidence suggests that the average high school graduate lacks basic skills to manage personal finances, many young people experience difficulty balancing a checkbook and half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.

Here is the schedule of classes:

January 25 – 10 a.m. Lakeside Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis
January 25 – 10 a.m. * Spring Valley Building a Better Budget
January 25 – 12 p.m. Santee Understanding Credit Reports, Preventing Identity Theft & Scams
January 25 – 4 p.m. Poway Teens & Money
February 1 – 10 a.m. Lakeside Repaying Student Loans
February 1 – 4 p.m. * Vista Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis
February 8 – 3 p.m. Lakeside Teens & Money
February 8 – 4 p.m. * Valley Center Teens & Money
February 8 – 4 p.m. * Vista Understanding Credit Reports, Preventing Identity Theft & Scams
February 8 – 6 p.m. Del Mar Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis
February 15 – TBD Jacumba Teens & Money
February 15 – 10 a.m. * Spring Valley Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis
February 15 – 4 p.m. * Vista Teens & Money
February 15 – 6:30 p.m. Fletcher Hills Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis
February 22 – 10 a.m. Julian Teens & Money
February 22 – 2 p.m. Poway Repaying Student Loans
February 22 – 5 p.m. Descanso Building a Better Budget
February 22 – 6 p.m. San Marcos Understanding Credit Reports, Preventing Identity Theft & Scams
March 1 – 12 p.m. County Operations Center Ten Simple Steps to Financial Success
March 8 – 2:30 p.m. Borrego Springs Understanding Credit Reports, Preventing Identity Theft & Scams
March 8 – 5 p.m. * Valley Center Repaying Student Loans
March 15 – 12 p.m. County Operations Center Ten Simple Steps to Financial Success
March 15 – 5 p.m. Descanso Repaying Student Loans
March 22 – 2 p.m. Poway Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis
March 22 – 6:30 p.m. Fletcher Hills Repaying Student Loans
March 29 – 6 p.m. San Marcos Repaying Student Loans

* Events marked with an asterisk (*) will have a bilingual presenter available to answer questions in English and Spanish.

The presentations will be in English.

Tom Christensen is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact