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Understanding Your Money / Financial Literacy

Registration is now open for CRT's 2020 Financial Literacy Institute

This 14-week intensive course provides an in-depth and engaging way to educate yourself and your family about tough topics in your financial world. During our Financial Literacy Institute, participants explore many aspects of financial fitness, including: budgeting and savings; establishing and/or rebuilding credit; investment planning; dealing with the financial stress of underemployment and unemployment; protecting yourself and your assets through insurance, and so much more.

Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings (from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM) from September 8th to December 8th, 2020. 

Register now for this free course using the form below and take control of your financial future!  
Please complete the online registration by Friday, August 7, 2020. 
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.

Funding provided by:


Updated July 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




Accredited by FDIC MoneySMART

HUD Approved Housing Counseling

NeighborWorks America Certification