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Moneytalk Academy

Moneytalk Academy Sessions:

Moneytalk Academy is a 6-week financial life-skill series combining the best of the workshops and financial coaching approaches to learning and applying new skills.

In-Person version includes:

  • Dinner will be provided to help with the busyness of getting to class after work and school.
  • Childcare will be available to prevent the need to coordinate and pay for their care.
  • Each session begins with the general information workshop
  • Each session ends with guided application time allowing everyone to apply what they learned to their own situation while coaches are available to answer questions.
  • Final evening begins with a recap of the skills and answering any outstanding questions.
  • Final evening concludes with a graduation celebration.

Virtual version includes:

  • Each session begins with the general information workshop
  • Each session ends with guided application time allowing everyone to apply what they learned to their own situation while the instructions is available to answer questions.
  • Final evening begins with a recap of the skills and answering any outstanding questions.
  • Graduation certificates will be emailed to attendees who have completed all 6 sessions.

Academy Focus Options:

Basic Skills Academy – The focus of the “Basic Skills Academy” is to focus on the building blocks for good money management starting with having a reason to care about where your money goes, something you want to accomplish with this tool known as money.  The majority of the time is spent on how to create the tool and applying your own information.

  • Week 1 – Determine vision & goals – Take some time to create your vision of the future, set your goals, and find your reason(s) to manage your money.
  • Week 2 – Money management skills – Learn how to manage your bank account and why you should care.
  • Week 3 – Make your money work for you – Learn about financial tools such as creating a budget that works and you can stick to.
  • Week 4 – Understand your credit score – How do you pull your credit score, understand the report, why you should care, how your report is used, and tips for improving your score.
  • Week 5 – Purchasing and owning a vehicle – What you need to know and consider when purchasing a vehicle.  Learn about common maintenance and repair needs.
  • Week 6 – Recap, Wrap-up, & Graduation – A chance to review and clarify the topics covered.  A chance to get any additional questions answered.  Celebrate your 6-week commitment to improving your marriage.  Good job!

Couples Academy – Money fights and money problems are a large part of the reason for divorce in many cases.  The “Couples Academy” focuses on teaching the couple how to use the money management tools as communication tools, how to use money management to prevent fights, as well as get and stay on the same page, and grow as a couple.  We only spend a small amount of time learning how to create the tools (such as a budget), the focus is on the next step: learning how to use the tools.

  • Week 1 – Align your vision & goals – Learn how money management tools help you get and stay on the same page.  How does your combined vision and goals impact the creation of a budget, for example.
  • Week 2 – Your credit reports & combined debts – Ensure you are both aware of any current financial commitments and how to best improve your credit score.
  • Week 3 – A budget is a communication tool – Learn how to use the budget as a way to improve communication, reduce money fights, and reach your goals more quickly.  This is the one session where we will spend time learning how to create the tool, working as a couple.
  • Week 4 – Create a budget you can both stick to – Learn tips and tricks to help you stick to your budget.
  • Week 5 – Manage your bank accounts – A great opportunity to communicate about expenses and budget.
  • Week 6 – Recap, Wrap-up, & Graduation – A chance to review and clarify the topics covered.  A chance to get any additional questions answered.  Celebrate your 6-week commitment to improving your marriage.  Good job!

NOTE:  Additional focus topics will be coming soon.  Currently planning:

  • Homeownership

Read the recap from the 1st Moneytalk Academy: