Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Free Financial Recovery Classes from Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix

Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix has received a grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust to develop and present Financial Recovery classes to assist Maricopa County residents with recovering from foreclosure, short sale, bankruptcy, and overall financial issues, anyone may attend this class free of charge.

The next workshop is on 10/29/2011 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, breakfast and lunch will be provided.

I am partial to this program because I developed the curriculum and will be presenting it. Each attendee receives a 39 page workbook and has the opportunity throughout the class to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

If you know a homeowner who is struggling and needs some answers, or has already lost their home and looking to get back on track, please share this link with them:

Financial recovery topics to be covered include:

  • Avoiding Fraudulent Foreclosure Rescue Operations
  • Budgeting for Survival
  • Credit Ramifications in a Mortgage Crisis
  • Potential Legal Ramifications in a Mortgage Crisis
  • Surviving Debt
  • Rebuilding and Correcting your Credit

In the class I focus a lot on the credit report, we will review sample credit reports and study common errors often overlooked by consumers. There are a lot of example case studies we will discuss to give the material a real world feel, I am a firm believer that theory is not relevant for someone trying to get their financial life back together. My focus is on solutions to best prepare the class to move forward toward recovery.

The remaining dates for the class are:

10/29/2011 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
12/10/2011 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1/21/2012 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
3/3/2012 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
5/12/2012 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The class is held near downtown at Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix, which is located at 1405 E. McDowell, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85006.

It is an eight hour course, but it goes by fast, there is a lot of information I need to share. Some of the sub-topics we discuss are:

  • Dealing with creditors and collection agencies
  • Rights and protections for consumers
  • Employment issues stemming from credit
  • Protecting yourself from credit abuses
  • How long will the credit be impacted
  • What to do now in order to buy a house again the soonest
  • Step-by-step course of action to correcting your credit report

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