Catawba County News

Credit Management Class

Credit Management Class

Published: October 16, 2020

To help people feel more in control of their finances and boost their budgeting skills, the Catawba County Library is partnering with Operation HOPE, Inc. to host an online workshop on money management and the smart use of credit.

The free session will be presented by financial well-being coach Rita Purvis and will take place as a Zoom meeting. People who are interested may sign up for the session on Tuesday, October 20 from 5:30-6:30 pm. Registration is required; please email with your name and phone number to get the meeting code.

Purvis will share expert tips on credit and money management and provide guidance on topics like making a budget, reading a credit report, and improving a credit score. She contends that helping people get a better grasp on their finances allows them to achieve more long-term stability for themselves and for their families. 

Operation HOPE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial literacy empowerment and economic education to both youth and adults. Its website emphasizes that “A community empowered with financial dignity asks better questions, demands better products and services, is more aspirational, and is better positioned. An empowered community is a community filled with economic opportunity.”

Operation HOPE also provides instruction about home ownership, small business development, youth job skills training, employee financial wellness, and more. For details, visit