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Free course teaches money management

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — New Ventures Maine will offer My Money Works beginning from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

The free five-week class will help participants gain the skills and confidence to create a budget that works, explore wise use of credit, make a savings plan and set financial goals.

“Managing your money is scary when you don’t feel in control. Regardless of how much money you have or what stage you are in your life, this class helps you find out where your dollars are going, set financial priorities, and take charge of managing your own money,” said Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau, the trainer for the class.

“This is an opportune time to start planning for holidays, upcoming traveling, saving for a rainy day or managing overall debt,” she said.

My Money Works will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sept. 4 through Oct. 2 at the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Preble Hall. 

Successful completion of this class meets one of the requirements for the Family Development Account (FDA) or the Rainy Day Savings account, which are matched savings account programs.

The class is open to women, men and couples of all ages and incomes. Pre-registration by Wednesday, Aug. 28, is required, and there is no fee. For more information or to register, contact Senechal-Jandreau at New Ventures Maine, 768-9635 or online at

Some assistance with transportation and child care costs is also available.

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