The Making Sense of Money Basic Budgeting Series is a free four-week basic budgeting program that is interactive and fun. This program assists participants in finding ways to save money and create an easy to follow budget while providing the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a local banker. The Basic Budgeting Series addresses other topics such as money beliefs, goal setting, needs vs. wants, and wealth and assets. After completing this four-week class, participants have the opportunity to open a free savings account and the potential to earn a $100 match for meeting their savings goal!
Making Sense of Money Ask the Experts is designed to address specific topics that participants want to learn more about. They are facilitated by professionals with expertise in that particular field. Some of the classes that have been offered include: Understanding Loans, How to Use Credit Wisely, How to Reduce Your Debt, Rebuilding Your Credit, and Investments 101.
The Making Sense of Money Graduate Club is exclusive to graduates of the Making Sense of Money Basic Budgeting Series and provides monthly educational encouragement through guest speakers and peer mentoring. Free dinner and childcare are provided for all of our financial education classes.
To register for one of our Making Sense of Money Financial Literacy classes, click here.
For more information about our Making Sense of Money Financial Literacy Initiative, contact Danielle Poulson-Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides income tax preparation to those who cannot afford tax preparation fees. Trained volunteers prepare basic tax returns for taxpayers with limited incomes of $55,000 or less, older adults, and taxpayers who speak English as a second language (ESL), including Spanish, Mandarin, and other languages upon request.
You can utilize our FREE VITA clinics! We can file your taxes electronically and you should receive your return in less than 10 days.
Tax clinic days and locations vary.
CALL (417) 720-2000 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT after Jan. 7, 2019.
***Sites open February 2019***
We are always looking for VITA volunteers! We provide free training to become an IRS-certified preparer. Please complete and submit a volunteer application at https://form.jotform.com/201565322937153 if you are interested in volunteering or contact Patricia Deck at cpozarks.org to learn more about the VITA program.
DO IT YOURSELF FOR FREE!
If you made less than $66,000 last year, file your Federal and State taxes for FREE at www.myfreetaxes.com.
Civil Rights Notification
View the Civil Rights Notification here: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4053esp.pdf