The Language of Money Management
From the get-go, Bridges case managers work with families to increase their financial knowledge and skills, with a big emphasis on household budgeting and credit building and repair. Case managers also partner with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service to provide clients with training that addresses all aspects of money management. This is supplemented throughout the year by guest speakers, workshops, and targeted sessions for children and youth.
"The case managers are awesome! They taught me how to live on a budget and save money. For the first time, I feel good about my future."
"Children are never too young to start understanding money, and b2i has developed an entire financial literacy curriculum to get them off on the right foot. Kids get all the basics of saving, budgeting, shopping – even the meaning of credit and how to use a financial institution. When both mothers and children are working on money management, they often end up reinforcing each other."