JCJC offers financial workshops

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - The JCJC Small Business Development Center and the Mississippi Business Development Center will be offering four workshops in March and May.  Participants may sign up for one or both of the workshops each day.

March 22, 2011 9 a.m.

Avoiding Identity Theft.  The fastest growing crime in America is identity theft.  Learn how to protect yourself and your property from thieves who want to steal your information.

10:30 a.m. Avoiding Scams and Fraud.  Statistics show criminals scam victims out of billions of dollars every year using different types of fraudulent activities. Prevent becoming a victim yourself. Learn how to identify the tricks of a con artist and the warnings of a scam.

May 10, 2011 9 a.m.

Keeping Debt Under Control: Avoid detours. Learn how to identify the warning signs of a credit card crisis to avoid overwhelming debt.  If you have already been derailed by debt, find out about options available to repay creditors and avoid debt.

10:30 a.m. Building Savings: Ready for the road ahead. Every financial journey has some bumps along the way.  Learn how to prepare for these bumps, and be ready with savings in an emergency cash reserve account.  In addition, learn how savings is needed for specific goals and how, with a saving state of mind, most people can find ways to reach their goals.

Workshops will be held at the Whitehead Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville.

Interested persons should register by calling Crystal Nail at 601-477-4235 or view all of the workshops and register online at www.mssbdc.org/events.aspx

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