Emotions and spending is topic of free financial education class at Pack Memorial Library – April 28

April 12, 2016

The Pack Memorial Library and OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling are joining forces to offer FREE financial education classes in 2016.  The classes are part of a nationwide initiative through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which capitalizes on the unique role of libraries as places where people go for community and for information. 

The second in the series is Emotions & Spending which will be held on Thursday April 28thfrom 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  The class will be held at the Pack Memorial Library at 67 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville.  This financial education opportunity is open to the community and there is no charge to attend.

OnTrack WNC’s certified financial educator, Anna Smith, will teach the Emotions & Spending class. This class explores the powerful role of emotion in our use of money, and provides tools for understanding those connections and working with the influential pull our emotions have on our spending patterns.

“Managing money is about more than addition and subtraction,” said Celeste Collins, Executive Director of OnTrack WNC.  “People carry all kinds of emotional baggage when it comes to finances. Understanding how our relationship with money in the past effects the present opens the door to developing new, proactive patterns that support financial stability and long-term goals.”

Through this partnership, additional classes will be offered in 2016 including Understanding Reverse Mortgages and Budgeting.

OnTrack WNC’s counseling and education services are offered in Asheville/Buncombe County and in partnership with other agencies in Western NC. Learn more www.ontrackwnc.org.