We have a lot of teens who are in their junior or senior year, or who are just entering community college or university, and one of the things many of them will be doing is getting their first job. Previously, your only connection with credit was EXTRA credit for school, but now, suddenly there's money in your pocket, and you have to think about a different kind of credit--a credit RATING.
But...one of the many things no one teaches you as a teenager or new adult is how to manage your money. If you don't have a parent, teacher, or friend who is looking out for you and will inform you of your options, you can get into trouble quickly! So we decided to put together a program designed to inform you about such things as opening checking and savings accounts, your first credit card and how to manage it, budgeting so your bills get paid without you going into debt, and the value of a good credit rating!
Teachers and students from the Burbank High School Finance Academy will make a presentation and answer your questions, and then Joanna Tomlinson from Burbank City Federal Credit Union will talk to you about your credit rating. Be proactive--get the information FIRST, and be the only person in your circle of friends who isn't thousands of dollars in debt by your mid-twenties!
Tuesday night, 7:00 p.m.
Buena Vista Branch
300 N. Buena Vista Street
The program is for teens and new adults, but you are welcome to bring your "people," whether that's parents, friends, siblings, or whoever! We hope to see you there!