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Understanding Your Money / Financial Literacy

Sign the Pledge During America Saves Week, February 24 - 29

CRT encourages everyone to take the America Saves Pledge using the form below for a chance to win a $25 gift card. 
Also, please join CRT for a BYO Lunch & Learn about "Saving by Reducing Debt" on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 from Noon to 1:00 p.m. at CRT's Women's Empowerment Center, located in the lower level of 330 Market Street, Hartford. 
For more information about increasing your own personal money management skills, please contact either: Eileen Feliciano at 860-560-4210 or Elizabeth Horton Sheff at 860-560-5501. 

First–time Homebuyer Education – 8 hours course. The HUD-certified course will walk participants through topics including: the advantages and costs of homeownership, steps throughout the home-buying process, credit scores and reports, money management before and after buying a home, protecting your investment, and more. Registration is required.  For more information call (860) 560-4210. Please leave a message with name, phone number and email.
Financial Fitness Class – 3 hours course, once per month. Topics covered in the class include: financial goal setting, savings and spending, maximizing income, understanding credit, managing debt, and protecting yourself financially. Individual Financial Fitness classes are offered on an individual basis. To arrange an appointment, please call (860) 560-4210.
To Apply

Adults and youth from Hartford and Middlesex counties are invited to sign-up. Most sessions are held in Hartford.

For more information
Money Management
Address: 330 Market Street, Hartford
Telephone: (860) 560-4210
[email protected]
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8 am - 4 pm

Community Renewal Team (CRT) is an approved Adopter of the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education Counseling.

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Updated February 2020  


Maria Irizarry
Your Money
“I grew to understand that it’s all the small money decisions that were affecting my whole budget. That was the place I needed to start.”

Ruth Flemming
IDA participant
I put money away to grow my business, and CRT’s IDA program matched my savings with $2 for every $1 I banked! You’re going to see my healthy soups in area grocery stores, thanks to the investment I’m making in marketing and distribution. This is more than my business, it’s my passion!."

Free Workshop- Alternatives to Foreclosure




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