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Essex: church money course helps households get cash savvy

A church is set to run another of its free sessions to help people in Leigh-on-Sea get on top of their household finances ...

A church is set to run another of its free sessions to help people in Leigh-on-Sea get on top of their household finances.
 
Members of Leigh Road Baptist Church in Leigh-on-Sea wanted to help their local community to best handle the economic climate so underwent specialised training from UK charity Christians Against Poverty.
 
Now they are offering the short course aimed to putting the joy back into money by teaching people how to chart their household income and take control of their expenditure.
 
Money Coach Alan Cook, who will be leading the sessions called the CAP Money Course, said: “With households feeling the squeeze on their disposable income, we’ve all got to get a bit more savvy about our money to get through these tough times. If you know how to save and budget effectively, it can have a hugely positive impact on the whole family.”
 
Leigh Road Baptist Church is one of more than 1,200 churches of different Christian traditions across the UK who are regularly offering the course, as they work together to positively impact the communities around them.
 
The CAP Money course has been found to be useful for newly retired people, soon-to-be students, mums dealing with mounting bills, families saving for a wedding and everyone in between.
 
He added: “We hope that we can help people, quietly and confidentially, take control rather than relying on guess work so they can plan for the future and weather the storm.”
 
One recent LRBC CAP Course attendee tweeted “I attended a CAP course at Leigh Road Baptist with my son a few weeks ago. I've never felt richer! One simple change saved me £240 per year.”
 
The next course takes place at Oasis The Coffee House, 189 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1JE starting at 7.45pm on Wednesday 7 May 2014.
 
To find out more about the CAP Money course visit www.capmoney.org and to book your place on the Leigh-on-Sea course telephone 01702 478698.
 

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