Dreams and financial goals

Randy Waugh, graduate of last Fall’s LIFRC Small Business Class, looks over Business Plans for his Chicaoji chipotle chile sauce.

Do you have a dream you’d like to see materialize? Interested in learning tools to manage your household budget and help keep afloat in today’s challenging economy? If so, come to the Lopez Library tomorrow evening for the Dreams and Financial Goals Workshop! The Lopez Island Family Resource Center, in collaboration with the Harvest Foundation will be offering this free 2 session workshop.

“The idea for offering this workshop grew out of feedback we received from our 8 week Small Business Training Class offered to existing and prospective business owners,” says Patsy Haber, Program Coordinator for the Resource Center. “The training course began with personal finance, organization, and self-evaluation and applied these fundamentals toward developing a business plan. So many of the participants in this class commented about the value of starting the program out with a personal assessment, that we thought it would be a good idea to offer a shorter workshop focused on this area and open it to all interested parties, regardless of whether or not they already had or planned to start their own business. We can all use this valuable information to help us better manage our households.”

Jamie Stephens, local business owner, and instructor for the popular Small Business Training Course (as well as the upcoming Dreams and Financial Goals Workshop) comments, “Knowing your goals and having an understanding of personal finances are key elements to building financial stability.”

Dreams and Financial Goals is a Workshop that will help you better understand your personal finances and provide you with Budget Management and Financial Tracking tools that will enable you to move closer to your financial dreams. Materials, personalized hands on exercises, and other resources will be provided.

The workshop will be held at the Lopez Library from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 29 and Wednesday May 6. Interested parties can call the Resource Center at 468-4117 with questions or to reserve a spot, and should plan on attending both sessions. There is no charge for the workshop and adults young and old are encouraged to participate.