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Empower Yourself Financially

Empower Yourself Financially

Published: June 18, 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 two online workshops on money management and the smart use of credit.

The free sessions will be presented by financial well-being coach Rita Purvis and will take place as Zoom meetings. People who are interested may sign up for a session on Tuesday, June 23 from 5:30-7 pm or on Thursday, June 25 from 10-11:30 am. Registration is required; please call 828.409.8554 or email for details.

In the ‘Focus on Your Future’ workshops, 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