Free financial literacy workshops offered

News Graphic Staff

 Dec. 30, 2014

PEWAUKEE — The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board has partnered with GreenPath Inc. to provide free financial literacy workshops through March.

The “Steps to Financial Freedom” workshops will be delivered across the three-county service area.

The sessions will be conducted on Jan. 8, Jan. 29, Feb. 19 and March 5 at these WOW Workforce Development Center locations:

■ Ozaukee County – 5555 W. Highland Road, Mequon

■ Waukesha County – 892 Main St., Pewaukee

■ Washington County – 2200 Green Tree Road, West Bend Participants will receive practical information on how to build a brighter financial future and more, a news release said.

Training components of the workshop include budget basics and development; use of checking, savings and payment cards; second-chance bank accounts; differences between and use of secured and unsecured credit cards; credit basics, including how to read a credit report and how to build, manage and repair credit; and fixed income management.

In addition to the workshops, WOW WDB is offering free one-on-one financial counseling sessions at the Pewaukee location on Jan. 8, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 19, March 5 and March 19.

To register for a free workshop session, contact Jennifer Aldrich at 262-695-7989 or by email at .

Participants also may register online at www.greenpath.org/WDCregistration.