Henrico Extension to offer free financial workshops in March

The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension will present free workshops in March to help residents better understand issues affecting their personal finances.

The Know Your Reports workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 9. The class will provide an overview of credit reporting and will explain how to order and review credit reports to help maintain credit worthiness and to prevent fraud. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, March 7.

The Keys to Savings workshop will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 14. The class will outline simple strategies for saving money for an emergency, a large purchase, debt payments or other needs. The deadline for registration is Friday, March 10.

Each workshop will be held in the demonstration kitchen of the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive. Participants are asked to register by calling the Extension office at (804) 501-5160. Information also is available at henrico.us/extension.

The workshops are being offered in recognition of America Saves Week, which is Feb. 27 through March 4; and National Consumer Protection Week, March 5-11.