Financial Education

Financial Education

Start Fresh! Workshops

Start Fresh! is a workshop for people who want to gain new information and tools about mainstream banking services and safe, affordable, and certified bank accounts in our community. This workshop will help you think about your relationship with money and plan how you will make mainstream financial services work for you. When you finish this workshop, you’ll be aware and informed of the certified bank accounts available in Louisville, and you will be responsible to contact a Bank On Louisville certified account institution to open your account. A list of Bank On Louisville Certified Accounts will be included on your Start Fresh! certificate and available on our website.

Classes will be virtual via Webex from 10am-12pm.

2022 Dates:

  • January 4
  • February 9
  • March 10
  • April 5
  • May 4
  • June 7
  • July 6
  • August 9
  • September 13
  • October 4
  • November 2
  • December 6

To register for any of these workshops or get more information, email [email protected] or [email protected]

Credit As An Asset

Do you want or need to improve your credit score? Credit as an Asset can help you build your path to financial stability. Bank On Louisville’s Credit as an Asset is a FREE workshop for people who want to gain new information and tools to build or rebuild a good credit history.

All sessions will be virtual via Webex from 10am-12pm.

2022 Dates:

  • January 20
  • February 22
  • March 24
  • April 19
  • May 18
  • June 23
  • July 21
  • August 23
  • September 29
  • October 19
  • November 10
  • December 13

To register for a class or get more information, email [email protected] or [email protected]

Community financial Empowerment Certification Program

The Community Financial Empowerment Certification (CFEC) Program offers trainings for those looking to expand their ability to do financial empowerment work with their clients or in their agency. Expand your own knowledge of personal finance and economic decision-making and learn how to help clients with financial issues such as budgeting, saving, and spending. There are two levels of certification.

Level 1 Certification is available on Google Classroom, which is self-guided and self-paced. All parts must be completed for certification. Join the Google Classroom using code qblrz57.

Level 2 Certification is available to those who have completed Level 1 Certification. To receive Level 2 Certification, attend at least three Level 2 classes within 12 months. Level 2 classes are offered on a variety of topics via virtual sessions. Level 2 classes can be attended by anyone regardless of certification status, but only participants who have already completed Level 1 Certification will receive Level 2 credit for them.

2022 Level 2 Dates and Topics:

  • January 11 – Taxes
  • February 15 – Consumer Rights
  • March 16 – Retirement and Investing
  • March 29 – National Account Standards
  • April 14 – Financial Fire Drill
  • April 26 – Youth Personal Finance
  • May – Student Loan Debt
  • May 24 – Louisville Financial Empowerment
  • June 15 – Credit
  • July 14 – Savings
  • July 26 – CFPB Toolkits Train-the-Trainer
  • August 17 – Working with SSI/SSDI
  • September 7 – Financial Technology
  • September 21 – Reentry and Recovery
  • October 11 – Dealing with Debt
  • November 16- Budgeting and Spending
  • December 15 – Banking

Register for classes at Classes can also be offered to organizations by request. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions or want more information about the Certification Program.