Friday, February 13, 2009

I teach budgeting

I made up a budgeting class about 3 years ago and presented it to the local community college as a continuing education class. I had no idea if the school would be interested in it. After a few phone calls, I got to the right person, she paused after I asked and then said "yes, we're interested".

So three years later I'm still teaching my same class. Its called "Basics of Budgeting". I teach my students how to build a basic budget, cut out some necessary expenses and how to read a credit report. I usually throw in some relevant consumer topics that are happening around the time of the class.

I don't know why but I can never bring myself to prepare for this class. I know what I want to say and the order I want to say it. So most of the time, I just wing it. And you know what? It usually works out.

If you are interested in learning how to build a budget and you live in the St. Louis area, come to my class! I'm teaching again in April '09. If you live out of the St. Louis area, leave a comment and we will see what we can work out.

Happy Saving America.