Wish you had a trusted coach to help you manage money better and figure out when you’ll be able to retire?
A free workshop, AARP Foundation Finances 50+, will play that role for some New Hampshire residents in October. Participants at previous workshops have reported benefits such as prioritizing debt payments, avoiding unnecessary fees and even worrying less about money.
Volunteer instructor Diane Vince isn’t surprised. “I think about financial security or financial planning as being as important as people’s physical and mental health,” she said.
Developed with the Charles Schwab Foundation, the three-part workshop helps people assess their finances, set goals and become smarter money managers. There’s a mix of information and activities, including tools and techniques to help people see their finances in new ways.
Participants use worksheets and other tools to write financial “road maps” and action plans. Follow-up help by email is planned. The sessions are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 14, 21 and 28 at the Hooksett Public Library, 31 Mount Saint Mary’s Way, Hooksett. Each session ends with a light lunch. Register at aarp.cvent.com/finances50oct
— Joe Magruder