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Rowan College at Gloucester County

Personal Finance, Legal and life-Skills Workshops Offered at RCGC

College Relations, Communications, and Marketing
Director, Andrea Stanton 856-415-2229
Kathleen Malloy 856 468-5000, ext 6495
Deptford Twp.
Date: 5/28/2014

​The Center for People in Transition at Gloucester County College hosts a number of personal finance, legal and computer-skills workshops during the month of June. All are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Email or call 856-415-2222 to register.

"Smart Women Finish Rich" — Joseph Johnson, owner of Main Street Financial, equips individuals with seven steps to plan for their financial security. These simple steps are designed to help participants figure out where they stand financially, improve their lives and put hard-earned money where their values are. It meets Monday, June 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

"Financial Aspects of Divorce" — Joseph Johnson, owner of Main Street Financial, explains a broad range of monetary issues that individuals face when going through divorce. Participants uncover tactics for avoiding costly mistakes, clarifying expectations and planning for a "successful" divorce. It meets Monday, June 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

"Financial Considerations for Job Changers" — Financial Advisor Monique Castillo offers advice for individuals experiencing a job transition. The pros and cons that individuals face during the job transition process will be weighed. It addresses insurance needs, such as health, life and disability; retirement plans and changes in benefits. This session also discusses taxable effects and the importance of emergency funds. It meets Tuesday, June 3 from 7 to 9 p.m.

"Give Yourself Good Credit" — Tiffany W. Thurman, CFPPE manager at FinanciallyHers at Clarifi, gives helpful tips on the ins and outs of credit. The days of having out-of-control credit card bills and overwhelming personal finances ends now. It meets Wednesday, June 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

"Engagement and Empowerment Series for Women" — Certified Professional Life Coach Sharon Roth-Lichtenfeld guides women to a life filled with empowerment during this three-part series. Attendance is mandatory for all three sessions. It is sponsored by the Women's Leadership Council of the United Way of Gloucester County and People in Transition.

Part 1: Power of the Mind helps women discover how to take their mind off of autopilot. The session allows them to become more aware and begin harnessing the power of their minds. It meets Wednesday, June 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Part 2: Engage in the Power of Support to Gain Empowerment focuses on developing support networks. The supportive people in each individual's life helps him or her through difficult times. The session helps women gain empowerment through the power of support. It meets Wednesday, June 18 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Part 3: Engage in the Power of Doing to Create Empowerment focuses on the idea that "actions speak louder than words." An important step in creating empowerment is taking action. All three themes come together in this final session to help empower women. It meets Wednesday, June 25 from 7 to 9 p.m.

"Raising Money-Savvy Kids" — Tiffany W. Thurman, CFPPE manager at FinanciallyHers at Clarifi, discusses how to teach kids about financial goals and the difference between wants and needs. This workshop is open to parents or guardians with children of all ages. It meets Thursday, June 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

"Resume Life-Skills Workshop" — Nancy Hawn, M.S., APFM, teaches participants how to create a resume that stands out to prospective employers and land the interview. All individuals are encouraged to bring their resume. For individuals that do not have a resume, please email or call 856-415-2256 to request a Personal Data Form, which must be completed and returned to Nancy Hawn via email or mail by Tuesday, June 17. Then a resume draft will be created and handed out in the beginning of the workshop. All resumes will be critiqued. It meets Tuesday, June 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by Heart of Gloucester County and People in Transition.

Gloucester County College's 250-acre campus is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford, right off Exit 56 of Route 55.