Financial literacy courses set for Fulton, Oswego

Course in financial literacy are scheduled for sites in Fulton and Oswego.

According to a recent national report, low basic skills in literacy and numbers are more common now in the United States than on average across participating countries. One in five adults in the U.S. have low literacy skills and nearly a third have weak number skills.

Through a collaborative project with Oswego Economic Development Corps, Oswego County Opportunities, Catholic Charities and the Oswego County Department of Social Services, free Financial Literacy courses are being offered to help people better understand and improve their finances.

Topics covered will range from creating a budget, opening and understanding bank accounts, credit history and reports as well as information on pre-paid versus credit cards. Those attending the class should bring your monthly income information and monthly expenses.

The Fulton course is offered  from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Catholic Charities, 365 W. First S., Fulton. To register at this location call 598-3980 ext. 227 or by email at tarcher@ccoswego.com.

The course in Oswego is from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at Oswego County Opportunities Midtown Plaza site at 75 E. First St., Oswego. To register for this site, call 342-8839 or email at lvoswego@oco.org.

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