MakingChange Presents Free Financial Planning Workshops at Branch Libraries

The Howard County Library in partnership with MakingChange, a local nonprofit organization that is changing lives by empowering individuals and families to achieve financial stability, is holding free financial planning workshops at branch libraries in January and February. The workshops will be presented by Roy Yenoli, Program Coordinator of Financial Education for MakingChange. The sessions… Continue Reading

Money Matters Fair Expands

Money Matters Fair Expands

The Money Matters Fair presented by MakingChange has expanded its offerings for the entire family.  Set for Sunday, April 24, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.,  at Wilde Lake High School, the free financial education activities include workshops, one-on-one sessions with professionals, and exhibitors.  There will be entertainment and food for sale by the Wilde Lake High… Continue Reading

MakingChange Provides Free Income Tax Preparation

MakingChange, a Howard County non-profit organization that is changing lives by empowering individuals and families to achieve financial stability, is hosting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at The Multiservice Center in North Laurel. The Howard County site, like other VITA sites across the country, offers free tax assistance preparation and filing to most… Continue Reading

MakingChange Seeks Volunteer Tax Preparers

MakingChange is seeking volunteers to serve as tax preparers, quality reviewers, greeters and office staff at The Multiservice Center in Laurel, where it will be hosting Howard County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. The VITA site will operate on Monday and Wednesday nights from 4- 8, Friday from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and on Saturday… Continue Reading

MakingChange Elects Officers

Tom Burtzlaff, President of CMIT Solutions of Columbia, has been elected chair of MakingChange, a local nonprofit that develops and delivers financial education programs. Joanne Davis, partner with Synergies Consulting Group, is the Immediate Past Chair. Other officers are Dara Knobel, Vice Chair, Operations; Diane McCloskey, Vice Chair, Treasurer; and Makr Stinson, Vice Chair, Secretary.… Continue Reading

Money Matters Fair Attracts 250

The Money Matters Fair, hosted by MakingChange, a local nonprofit which develops and delivers financial education programs, attracted over 250 attendees to Long Reach High School. BGE was the presenting sponsor for the family event. Information on college funding options, achieving a financial goal and caring for aging parents was featured. Pro bono financial planners… Continue Reading

MakingChange Receives Grant from Foundation for Financial Planning

MakingChange, a Howard County nonprofit which develops and delivers financial education programs, has been awarded a $25,000 from the Foundation for Financial Planning. The Foundation for Financial Planning is devoted to providing pro bono financial planning to the underserved, primarily by providing grants to connect those in need of financial guidance with financial planning professionals.… Continue Reading

MakingChange To Host Money Matters Fair for Entire Family

MakingChange To Host Money Matters Fair for Entire Family

MakingChange, a local nonprofit which develops and delivers financial education programs, will host the Money Matters Fair on Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Fair will include free activities for the entire family and will focus on such issues as living within your means, college funding options, preparing for retirement… Continue Reading

Recruiting Volunteers for MakingChange’s Free Tax Preparation (VITA) Program

MakingChange is hosting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in Howard County for the 2014 tax season. In preparation for the site’s opening, MakingChange is seeking volunteers to serve as tax preparers, quality reviewers, greeters and office staff. Volunteer tax preparers are trained to help with special credits, such as the Earned Income Tax… Continue Reading

Students Learn About “Real” Life at Youth Finance Event

Students Learn About “Real” Life at Youth Finance Event

Local financial education organization MakingChange is hosting free financial planning exercises for students ages 12-18 and their parents in the Kittleman Room at Howard Community College on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The fourth annual Y-Fi Challenge includes “real life” simulation of planning, goal setting and decision making experiences faced by those choosing… Continue Reading