Goodwill Industries of Dallas - Financial Literacy

This course empowers people to put together a budget and apply it in their daily lives. Students learn to distinguish between needs and wants and create a monthly budget using worksheets and software toolkits. The class identifies methods for students to save more of their income and create asset-building strategies. 

This program addresses basics of money management. Topics covered include: 

  • An introduction to bank services
  • Borrowing basics, and introduction to credit
  • How to choose and keep a checking account
  • How to keep track of your money
  • The importance of saving
  • Safeguarding tools and consumer protection rights
  • How your credit history will impact your future
  • Know what you are borrowing before you sign a contract
  • The basics of home ownership