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Four Directions of Financial Security Training

September 13-14, 2010
St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN
Note: Participants must have completed Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy training to participate.

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This is a two-day “train-the-trainer” workshop on the new Four Directions of Financial Security curriculum. Training participants will learn the technical financial information included in the curriculum, and gain skills in one-to-one coaching and teaching educational groups with working-poor individuals and families.

Participants will receive the Four Directions curriculum, which can be integrated into financial education and self-sufficiency services that their agencies provide. The Four Directions of Financial Security is an advanced curriculum intended to build capacity among front-line anti-poverty workers to teach the four core principles of financial security:
  • Thrifty living to build your savings;
  • Investing to grow your savings;
  • Protecting to secure your savings; and,
  • Building a future with your savings.
The curriculum is normed to working-poor realities but also aims to inspire families to move farther into asset-building and away from debting and living financially on-the-edge. Instead of focusing on “wealth,” financial security will be described more broadly as “having enough, for now and for the future, for yourself and for the community.”

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