Tamil speakers get a chance to sharpen their money skills


8 March 2012

Getting on top of your finances can be a struggle but learning money management skills can make it much easier and even put you ahead financially. Tamil speakers in western Sydney will get a chance to sharpen their money skills when Wesley Mission offers its financial literacy course, In charge of my money, free of charge in partnership with the Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre.

The course will be held at the Toongabbie Community Centre over three consecutive Wednesdays from 14 March.

According to Wesley Mission’s 2010 research report, Making ends meet, a third of households in NSW don’t have a budget and 25 per cent of those with a budget don’t follow it.

Wesley Mission’s CEO, the Rev Dr Keith Garner, said the program could benefit anyone trying to get a better handle on their money.

“It’s a very practical, user-friendly course designed to help people learn how to manage debt and understand things like credit card use, hire purchase, mortgages, budgeting and saving,” he said.

“Participants are encouraged to put the things they learn into practice immediately and there’s follow-up from Wesley Mission to help with this.

“This is one of the very practical ways that Wesley Mission assists the community.”

The workshop will be held from 10.30 am - 1 pm on three consecutive Wednesdays; 14, 21, 28 March at Toongabbie Community Centre, corner of Toongabbie and Targo Roads, Toongabbie. The course is free.

To find out more or reserve your place, please call Conscila Jerome on 02 9687 9901 or 0425 233 435.

For media enquiries contact:
Gavin Hanbridge, Wesley Mission
Ph: 0438 453 894. Email: gavin.hanbridge@wesleymission.org.au

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