Upcoming Events

MakingChange Hosts Financial Wellness Events

Please take note that some workshops are offered for in-person and some are offered virtually via Zoom.

MakingChange Homebuyer Education Workshop: The Homebuying Process 

Tuesday, February 13, and February 20 – 6:00 –9:00pm

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your lifetime and MakingChange wants to make sure that you are prepared! Do you have a plan? Do you understand your credit and how lenders assess it? Do you know the loan process? Do you know the pros and cons of working with a realtor? Are you knowledgeable of the types of insurance associated with being a homeowner?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, join this upcoming HUD-approved curriculum homebuyer education class.

During this 6-hour workshop, you will learn:

  • How much you can afford
  • How lenders qualify you for a mortgage loan.
  • About the loan process
  • What it means to work with a Real Estate Agent
  • About a home inspection and why you need to have one
  • About the different types of homeowner’s insurance

Register for these workshops using this link.  

Rental 101, 102 and 103

Tuesday, March 5, March 12, and March 19 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Are you having a problem with renting? Does credit issues keep you from renting? The one thing that almost everyone needs is housing and housing is a big part of your budget. Being a successful renter requires knowing and understanding your responsibilities as a renter. In this workshop you will learn the following:

  • Determine if you are Financially Ready to Rent?
  • Renting with Credit Issues
  • Finding the Right Place
  • Knowing and Understanding the Application Process

Rental 102

  • Understanding your Lease
  • Your Security Deposit
  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Tenant
  • Home Maintenance and Repairs

Rental 103

  • Fair Housing

Register for these workshops using this zoom link.

March Money Madness: Getting Your Financial House in Order at Any Age

Wednesday, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 7:00pm- 8:30pm

Join MakingChange weekly to play and gain skills in four quarters of march money madness to the finish line in winning in your financial journey to learn what easy method, do’s, wise moves and must dos to get your financial house in order.

  • 1st Quarter -Budgeting 101
  • 2nd Quarter – Debt Mgt. 101
  • 3rd Quarter – ABCs of Credit Mgt.
  • 4th Quarter – Savings 101

Register for these workshops using this zoom link.

Don’t Fall for It: Some Practical Ways to Prevent Fraud – Lunch and Learn w/ the Howard County Office of Consumer Protection

Friday, March 8, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Join MakingChange in learning seven practical ways to avoid becoming one of millions of people who are scammed in very clever ways and some ways to lessen the likelihood that you will become a victim.

Register for this workshop using this zoom link.

Teens – Identify Needs vs. Wants to Secure the Money Bag

HC Elkridge Branch | 6540 Washington Boulevard | Elkridge, MD 21075

Thursday, March 21, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Learn the importance of tracking expenses, making spending adjustments; and recognizing that a sound budget is important to your overall financial wellbeing. The difference between needs and wants; the difference between banks and credit unions, how not having a budget and the invisibility of money can affect your budget. SMART goals and goal setting.

Register for this workshop using this link.

For financial counseling related to COVID-19 or any other financial challenges you are facing,

call us at (443) 518-7647 or schedule an appointment below.