Money Week at Elmwood College: 22nd – 26th February 2010

Money Week at Elmwood College: 22nd - 26th February 2010

Just as everyone is reeling from the shock of post-Christmas bills, Elmwood College is launching its first ever Money Week.

With the support of Fife Council Community Services, the college has teamed up with the Money Advice team and Adult Basic Education to offer a series of events and workshops with a money saving theme designed to help everyone who might be feeling the pinch.

Student Adviser, Jo McCulloch said, “It’s this period just after Christmas when we see large numbers of students struggling with bills and credit card debts and we try to help as much as we can.  The problem is that so many people find their debts spiralling out of control and they sometimes try to ignore the problem rather than start to fix it.”  Jo is aware that it’s not just students who can get into difficulty and the idea of Money Week is to bring together people from all parts of the local community who are interested in improving their finances.

“It’s not just about income,” says Jo, “You can have quite a healthy salary but still struggle with meeting all your expenses.  We want to highlight some of the many ways that people can save money, generate extra cash and control their personal or family budget.”  Staff are also keen to get involved and hope to learn a lot about subjects like selling through ebay or joining a Credit Union.  There’s also an afternoon devoted to cooking on a budget on Wednesday 24th February 2010.”

Workshops will take place throughout the week and can be booked at the college reception. The event kicks off on Monday morning with two workshops: Money Advice and Bills, Bills, Bills at 10.00 am throughout the day from 10.00 am there will be displays, advice and competitions in the hall.

Money week runs from 22nd to 26th February and launches at 10.00 am on Monday morning.

Further details available from Jo McCulloch or Laura Hepburn 01334 658800

 

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