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Free Financial Education Classes in Howard County

Financial Education Mini Summit Learn about the state of research in evaluating outcomes of financial education by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, who will also be rolling out their Financial Educator Exchange (FinEX). Join the discussion on ideas to create metrics on how financial education impacts financial stability in Maryland.…
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Michael Reichard Elected to MakingChange Board

Ellicott City resident Michael A. Reichard has been elected to the Board of Directors of MakingChange, a Howard County nonprofit which develops and delivers financial education programs. Reichard is Executive Director, Information Technology Risk and Assurance, for Ernst & Young in Baltimore. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in…
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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…
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December 2014 Newsletter

A Message from Executive Director Mike Couch Year of Challenge and Opportunity In the past year, MakingChange has enhanced its community outreach and partnerships, increased both the number of programs provided and the number of people served, and expanded its Board of Directors, fielding an impressive group of civic and…
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Coach’s Corner: Getting Your Financial House in Order

COACH’S CORNER Getting Your Financial House in Order It’s springtime and that means it’s time to freshen up your finances!  Here’s a checklist from our coaches to get started.  It’s all about makingCHANGE: Check credit score: Get a copy of your report free once a year fromwww.annualcreditreport.com.  Check for inaccuracies. Hire…
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Sticktoittiveness…

Decades ago, my high school English teacher, Mrs. Vecchioni, used that word to define tenacity.  I liked the description – sticktoittiveness.  It suggested that there was real effort in the quest to achieve the goal.  Somehow, you knew with that description that there would be bumps in the road and…
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Home(less) for the holidays…

by Lisa Jablonover, Volunteer at makingCHANGE November signals the beginning of the holiday season.  For many of us that means enjoying the warmth of family and friends, decorating our homes, and eating more pumpkin pie than we care to admit.  But for some of the homeless people in our area,…
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