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Dinwiddie County Parks, Recreation & Tourism has partnered with the Bank of McKenney, Bank of Southside Virginia, Fort Lee Federal Credit Union, and Peoples Advantage Credit Union to offer a variety of free financial classes.  These classes will be held throughout the year at the Eastside Community Enhancement Center and
the Robert & Betty Ragsdale Community Center for participants 16 and older. 

Spaces are limited; Register Today!!!!

2017 Class Schedule and Descriptions

Tuesday, March 14th 2017:  Our Credit Workshop

Description:  Our Credit Workshop "How to Pay us Less" is by far our most popular presentation with close to 200
attendees to date.  We provide education on understanding credit, improving credit, disputing inaccuracies, and provide
tons of literature and helpful websites for each participant.  We offer complimentary Financial Checkups for those interested. 
Much of our literature is from the FTC and our members love it. 
Instructor:  Peoples Advantage Credit Union 

Location:  Eastside Community Enhancement Center - 7301 Boydton Plank Rd. North Dinwiddie, VA 23803
Time:  6:00pm to 7:00pm 
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Tuesday, May 9th 2017:  Building a Home:  Construction Financing Works
Description:  Are you interested in a new house but can’t seem to find exactly what you’re looking for? Have
you always dreamed of the perfect home and would like to make that dream become a reality? If so, consider
a BSV construction loan. We are one of the few banks that provide this option for customers, and we have
the knowledge and tools to help you from plans to move in day. We will discuss 1) How the process works,
2) What you can borrow, 3) What your house will cost to build, 3) The pros and cons of buying a home vs. building a home and 4) Should you build yourself or hire a general contractor. 
Instructor:  Bank of Southside Virginia

Location:  Eastside Community Enhancement Center – 7301 Boydton Plank Rd. North Dinwiddie, VA 23803
Time:  6:00pm to 7:00pm  
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NEW DATE!!! Tuesday, May 16th 2017:  Mortgage
Description: An overview of getting ready to buy/finance a home; Review credit and typical score required for
a mortgage; Develop a budget and know the payment threshold that can be successful, while still saving for occasional expenses and emergencies; Get prequalified by a lender and what information is needed; and the
basic requirements that lenders will look for in a qualified borrower.  Instructor:  Bank of McKenney

Location:  Ragsdale Community Center – 20916 Old School Rd. McKenney, VA 23872
Time:  6:00pm – 7:00pm 
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Tuesday, June 13th 2017:  Money Management for Young Adults
Description:  In this session for young adults, the presenter will discuss tips for setting a good financial foundation and building upon it. Topics to include the importance of saving and the various types; creating
and maintaining a balanced budget; reviewing and understanding a credit report; and other money
management tips.  Instructor:  Fort Lee Federal Credit Union

Location:  Ragsdale Community Center – 20916 Old School Rd. McKenney, VA 23872
Time:  6:00pm – 7:00pm
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Tuesday, July 11th 2017:  HELOC
Description:  HELOCs…how they work, what they can be used for, rate, how much the bank can lend, fees involved, and more!!!   Instructor:  Bank of McKenney

Location:  Eastside Community Enhancement Center – 7301 Boydton Plank Rd. North Dinwiddie, VA 23803
Time:  6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Tuesday, August 8th 2017:  Budgeting and Saving Workshop
Description:   We discuss the "Debt Snowball", taxes, income allocation, making wise decisions, and how to
avoid common money mistakes.  Tips include how to stop junk mail, what to do if your identity is stolen,
avoiding predatory lenders, and more.  Instructor:  Peoples Advantage Credit Union

Location:  Ragsdale Community Center – 20916 Old School Rd. McKenney, VA 23872
Time:  6:00pm – 7:00pm
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Tuesday, September 12th 2017:  Little Known Secrets for Paying for College

Description:  A Certified Financial Planner explains how to: 1. Attend expensive private schools for the same "cost" as in-state public schools. 2. Pay for college in the most efficient and effective manner. 3. Avoid jeopardizing your retirement nest egg. 4. Qualify for your maximum financial aid package. 5. Discover unique student positioning techniques. 6. Gain an insider's view of the college admissions process. 7. Recapture your out-of-pocket college costs.  Instructor:  Fort Lee Federal Credit Union

Location:  Eastside Community Enhancement Center – 7301 Boydton Plank Rd. North Dinwiddie, VA 23803
Time:  6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Tuesday, October 10th 2017:  Financing Options for Small Businesses 
Description:  Are you a business owner? Have you thought about expanding or relocating your existing
business? Are you interested in starting your own business? We will discuss what banks look for when making loan decisions and offer tips on how to prepare and what to expect if you are looking for financing. 
Instructor:  Bank of Southside Virginia

Location:  Ragsdale Community Center – 20916 Old School Rd. McKenney, VA 23872
Time:  6:00pm – 7:00pm


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